Free NFL Prediction: Raiders vs Chiefs
Week 17 NFL betting sees the Oakland Raiders taking on the Kansas City Chiefson Sunday January 3rd at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Oakland Raiders (7-8) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (10-5)
Date: Sunday January 3rd
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
ATS Betting Lines: Kansas City -320
NFL Moneyline Odds: Kansas City -7
NFL Betting Total: 43.5
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The Raiders have endured a very emotional season as they capped off their week 16 win in style over the Chargers.
The win may have marked the final time the Raiders play inside O.Co Coliseum as there is talk of them moving to LA.
There’s no moving the Chiefs as they have already clinched a playoff berth and will look to make it 10 straight wins as they have an outside chance at grabbing the division.
The Raiders have a chance to finish at or above the .500 mark for the first time since 2011.
While they clearly can’t finish above, they have been finishing well below that breakeven mark for many straight seasons. However, in order to grab a .500 record, they’ll need everything to fall into place on Sunday against a very talented Chiefs team.
The first order of business is getting a stellar game from QB Derek Carr. Carr did set up the game winning drive last week by driving Oakland down the field, and did have a solid outing against these Chiefs back in Week 12.
Carr finished with 283 yards and added a pair of touchdowns to his credit in that Week 12 contest.
Look for Carr to try and find WR Amari Cooper, who continues to be a stud this season. Cooper didn’t factor much in the game last week, but did have 120 yards and two touchdowns just 2 weeks ago against Green Bay.
Things got dicey down the stretch of the game last week, but Kansas City secured their 9th straight win as they knocked off the Cleveland Browns at home.
The Chiefs offense didn’t play that well, but their defense came up huge at times, including a game stopping drive as they wouldn’t let the Browns get out of bounds to stop the clock.
The Chiefs have wrapped up a playoff spot, but can also sneak in a division win here in Week 17. They would need a win over Oakland combined with a Denver loss. It’s as simple as that.
Look for Alex Smith to be the game factor here. Smith had just 125 yards passing last week, but he managed to throw 2 touchdowns still. Smith has been able to make the best of his throws lately and certainly hasn’t been trying to do too much.
Kansas City is 7-2 ATS during this winning streak.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC.
- Chiefs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 17.
- Chiefs are 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Kansas City ATS
The Chiefs are playing at such a high level right now it’s really fun to watch. Look for them to come out extremely motivated here with a shot at the division on the line.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 34- Oakland 14
The Chiefs offense has a big day as they grab their 10th straight win and await their fate.
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