Week 7 of the 2017 NFL season kicks-off with the one-loss Kansas City Chiefs going up against the inconsistent Oakland Raiders. The NFL betting spread favors the Chiefs by 2.5-points over the Raiders. The over/under is 47. Kick-off is this Thursday, October 19th at 8:25 PM ET on CBS from the Oakland Coliseum.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs Oakland Raiders Spread & ATS Pick
What: Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) at Oakland Raiders (2-4)
When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
Spread: Chiefs -2.5
Moneyline: Kansas City -140 vs Oakland +120
Game Total: 47
Stream: Amazon Prime
Listen: Kansas City vs Oakland
Why Bet The Kansas City Chiefs To Beat The Raiders
RB Kareem Hunt is the first rookie in NFL history with six 100+ scrimmage yard games in his first six starts. He has four TDs and leads the league with 630 rushing yards. That’s an average of 5.9 yards per carry which is by far the best number for a tailback with more than 100 touches this season.
The bad news is Hunt hasn’t found the end zone since Week 3 and is fresh off a season-low 21 yards rushing. He did catch 5 balls for 89 yards and a TD last week versus the Steelers.
Hunt is set to have a better performance on the ground against the Raiders’ 23rd ranked run defense that gives up 117.2 rushing yards per game.
Speed demon Tyreek Hill did suffer a neck injury last week. Watch his status leading up to kick-off.
Why Bet The Oakland Raiders To Beat The Chiefs
Oakland’s preseason Super Bowl chatter is looking more and more like mythology. The Raiders desperately need this win. Falling to 2-5 would be an impossible hole, so the Raiders need to dig deep with Derek Carr and rise to the Chiefs’ challenge.
Carr, who missed week 5 with a broken bone in his back, threw for just 171 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown last week versus the Bolts. The Raiders can’t win without a healthy Carr.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Chiefs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Chiefs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 7.
- Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Chiefs Vs. Raiders Week 7 Betting Analysis
A short week after a tough loss combined with a long trip to the west coast should be bad news for KC. Furthermore, Oakland looks lost. They aren’t running the ball with consistency. Cooper and Crabtree are dropping balls.
Sounds like you should stay away from this game right? No, bet the under and win big.