The Kansas City Chiefs’ early season struggles feel like a distant memory. Andy Reid’s team is riding a five-game winning streak into this week’s regular season rematch with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chiefs have been doing their best work on defense over that span, holding opponents to an average of just 11.2 points per game. Strangely enough, the offense is scoring an average of just 23 points per game over that stretch, and that number’s inflated thanks to a 41-point breakout against these very same Raiders back in Week 10.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Raiders-Chiefs matchup in Week 14 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Spread: Chiefs -9.5
Point total: 48.5
Moneyline: Raiders +340, Chiefs -450
Our picks for Raiders vs. Chiefs
Pick against the spread: Raiders +9.5
Both teams are just 5-7 against the spread this season, but the Raiders can at least boast to having covered the spread in five of their last six road games as underdogs, that includes their overtime win against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day. It’s easy to look at the Chiefs’ 41-14 palindromic win over the Raiders back in Week 10, but outside of that game, Kansas City hasn’t really been blowing the doors off anyone lately.
Over/under: Under 48.5
Face it, the Chiefs offense just isn’t very good this season, for whatever reason. Six of their last seven have gone under.
Preferred player prop: Patrick Mahomes over 2.5 touchdown passes (+135)
Mahomes’ last touchdown pass was back in Week 10, against the Raiders when he threw five of them. In two games since, he’s thrown two picks and no scores. He should snap that streak this week with a trio of touchdown throws.
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