The Kansas City Chiefs look for their sixth win in a row when they visit O.co Coliseum to face the fun-to-watch Oakland Raiders. Kick-off is scheduled for this Sunday December 6th at 4:05 PM ET on CBS. Both teams’ playoff hopes have had a rollercoaster ride this season. Though unexpected, the Raiders tasted early successes to propel the franchise into playoff contention, but have only won once in their last four. KC was thought to be done after losing rusher Jamaal Charles for the season, but with a couple of backups stepping up and their passing game clicking the Chiefs are the real deal.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders NFL Week 13 Spread
The NFL week 13 spread favored the Chiefs three-point when the odds were released earlier this week; the total was 44. KC is currently favored by 2.5-points and the over/under has held steady. The Chiefs have won and covered the betting spread in each of their last five games. Their five preceding games were all ATS losses. Can the Raiders derail the Kansas City’s playoff hopes and boost their own wild-card dreams? Or will the suddenly offensively dangerous Chiefs prove the stronger squad? Happy Hunting!
What: Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) at Oakland Raiders (5-6)
When: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Kickoff: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: O.co Coliseum
Weather: 58° F | Cloudy
Spread: Chiefs -2.5
Moneyline: Kansas City -159 vs Oakland +125
Game Total: 44
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kansas City vs Oakland
Why You Should Bet On The Kansas City Chiefs Odds At -2.5 To Beat The Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-5 straight up and against the spread. They average 26.1 points (5th), 227.0 passing yards (24th) and 124.3 rushing yards (6th) per game. The Chiefs have averaged 32 points during their five-game winning streak while allowing an average of a little more than 12 points per game. Last week, they beat the Buffalo Bills by a 30-22 score.
QB Alex Smith (2681 yards, 12 TDs & 3 INTs) hasn’t turned the ball over since week three which equals 238 consecutive passing attempts without an interception. That is the fourth-longest streak in NFL history and one of the main reasons their offense has been so efficient without Charles.
WR Jeremy Maclin (57 rec, 772 yards, 3 TDs) has brought swagger to the Chiefs pass-attack they haven’t had since the Tony Gonzalez era. Maclin had nine catches for 160 yards and one touchdown against the Bills. TE Travis Kelce (54 rec, 689 yards, 4 TDs) has also taken a spot as a top tier pass-catcher.
RB Charcandrick West (98 att, 373 yards, 3 TDs) is back at full practice after dealing with a hamstring injury. Backup RB Spencer Ware (36 att, 234 yards, 4 TDs) showed that he can carry a full load and will split carries with West after going for 114 yards and one touchdown against the Bills.
Kansas City’s defense allows 20.0 points (7th), 239.0 passing yards (11th) and 95.9 rushing yards (9th) per game. Derrick Johnson has 68 tackles, Justin Houston has 7.5 sacks, and Marcus Peters has four interceptions.
Why You Should Bet On The Oakland Raiders Odds At +2.5 To Beat The Chiefs
The Oakland Raiders are 5-6 straight up and 6-5 against the spread this season. They average 24.0 points (11th), 266.7 passing yards (7th), 96.1 rushing yards (23rd) per game. Last week, they beat the Tennessee Titans by a 24-21 score after losing three straight games.
QB Derek Carr (2895 yards, 24 TDs & 6 INTs) completed 24 of 37 passes for 330 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions last week in Tennessee.
Rookie WR Amari Cooper (58 rec, 851 yards, 4 TDs) leads the team in receiving yards, and WR Michael Crabtree (61 rec, 715 yards, 6 TDs) leads the team receptions. WR Seth Roberts (21 rec, 352 yards, 4 TDs) is a great third option for Carr with Cooper and Crabtree taking most of the attention from opposing defenses.
The Raiders rush attack has struggled with their only option being RB Latavius Murray (176 att, 765 yards, 4 TDs) who has averaged 45.0 rushing yards per game in the last three outings. His per carry average is a disappointing 2.9 yards in those three.
Oakland’s defense allows 25.5 points (26th), 283.3 passing yards (29th) and 108.3 rushing yards (18th) per game. Malcolm Smith leads the team with 68 tackles, Khalil Mack has seven sacks, and Charles Woodson has five interceptions.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Oakland Raiders 2-3 At Home this season
- Kansas City Chiefs 5-2 As Favorite this season
- Kansas City Chiefs 4-1 When Line was 42.5 to 45.5 this season
- Kansas City Chiefs 5-3 When Line was 42.5 to 45.5 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 3-4 When Line was 42.5 to 45.5 since last season
- Kansas City Chiefs 3-0 As Road Favorite this season
- Kansas City Chiefs 4-2-1 O-U On Road this season
- Oakland Raiders 3-1-1 O-U At Home this season
- Oakland Raiders 8-3-1 O-U At Home since last season
- Oakland Raiders 4-2-1 O-U When Line is <45 this season
- Oakland Raiders 12-7-1 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 3-2-2 O-U When Line was 42.5 to 45.5 this season
- Oakland Raiders 6-5-2 O-U When Line was 42.5 to 45.5 since last season
The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win, 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games in Week 13, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS win, 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 games in December and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC.
My NFL Week 13 Betting Pick: Chiefs -2.5
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Kansas City: Jamaal Charles, James O`Shaughnessy.
- Oakland: Nate Allen, Aldon Smith, Korey Toomer.