Kansas City at Oakland Thursday Night Football Pick

Kansas City at Oakland Thursday Night Football Pick

Kansas City at Oakland Thursday Night Football Pick

The Oakland Raiders are six games away from becoming the second team in NFL history to end the season with 0-16 record, but looking to avoid that road the Raiders will host the AFC West rivals, Kansas City Chiefs, this Thursday at 8:25 PM ET at the O.co Coliseum, in the game that open NFL week 12.

The Kansas City Chiefs should thank the NFL schedule makers as they are playing on the road in California instead of at home in freezing temperatures. They do lose the edge without the raucous home crowd but the Raiders shouldn’t put up too much of a fight, even on prime time.

Matchup: Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland NY Giants
Date: Thursday, Nov. 20
Start Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
Location: Oakland, CA    
Stadium: O.co Coliseum
TV Info: NFL Network
Live Stream: NFL.com
Radio: Chiefs Vs Raiders
Point Spread: Chiefs -7
Game Total: 43

Analyzing My Kansas City at Oakland Thursday Night Football Pick

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the hottest teams in football, having won five in-a-row and seven of their last eight. They beaten some of the best teams in the league: Miami, Buffalo, New England, San Diego, and the Seattle Seahawks. All of these teams are in the playoff hunt, making each victory crucial for Kansas City as well. The Chiefs have also covered the NFL betting spread in all 5 of their last games.

The Raiders are yet to win a game (0-10), having lost their last 16 games dating back to last season. They have no threat on the ground with Darren McFadden and an aging Maurice Jones-Drew, so once again, all the pressure will be on rookie Derek Carr.

Are the Raiders a bad football team? Yes, that’s why they are win-less but, don’t let them fool you. This team has lost by a touchdown or less five times against competitive teams.

The NFL betting line has Kansas City as seven-point favorites over the Raiders which is a surprise to me since the Cheifs are on a roll and the Raiders aren’t. The Chiefs have won and covered the spread in nine of the last 11 games they have played at Oakland.

The Raiders are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog, 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games following an ATS win, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. AFC teams, 2-5 ATS in their last seven vs. AFC West opponents and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in the month of November, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC teams, and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite.

My Thursday Night Football Pick – The Chiefs -7 and the over.