Last Updated Oct 11, 2022, 9:30 AM
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Week 5 of the NFL season will conclude on Monday night with a compelling AFC West clash between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. Coverage begins from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BETTING PREDICTION
The Raiders entered Week 1 with sky high expectations, as Las Vegas earned the top Wild Card spot in the AFC with a record of 10-7 last year, and this past offseason, brought in All-Pro WR Davante Adams and head coach Josh McDaniels to help guide the ship. However, things haven’t exactly gone as planned, as the Raiders kicked off the season with consecutive losses to the Chargers, Cardinals, and Titans, with all three of those losses coming by less than a touchdown, before finally getting over the hump with a 32-23 victory over Denver in Week 4.
The Chiefs, on the other hand, have performed right on par with previous campaigns to open the season, as Kansas City’s offense lit up the scoreboard for 37.3 PPG on 408 YPG in an impressive trio of victories over the Cardinals, Chargers, and Bucs, but of course, it wouldn’t be Chiefs’ football without the occasional head-scratching blunder from Andy Reid, as they also posted a puzzling 20-17 loss to the Colts back in Week 3.
I’ll take the over here, as I see this as a potential letdown spot for Kansas City, however, we should still get a steady dose of scoring in Monday night’s matchup between a Raiders squad that’s scored 22+ PTS and allowed 24+ PTS in three-of-four contests, and a Chiefs squad that’s scored 27+ PTS in three-of-four matchups (32.3 PPG), while also surrendering 20+ PTS in four-of-four (24 PPG).
Score Prediction: Chiefs 30, Raiders 24
Best Bet: Over 51.5 (-110)
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BETTING ODDS
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Monday, Oct. 10, 2022
Matchup: AFC West
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Time-TV: ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Raiders and Chargers were tied at 9-7 heading into last year’s regular season finale, with the winner earning a first-round playoff matchup against Cincinnati and the loser going home; and to the majority’s surprise, the Raiders came out on top, as the Chargers rallied back from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, but the Raiders still managed to escape with a narrow three-point victory to punch their postseason ticket.
The first few weeks of the season were heartbreaking for Vegas’ fans, as the Raiders coughed up a massive 20-point lead against Arizona in Week 2, and in Week 3, they had a chance to tie Tennessee with a two-point conversion attempt at the 1:14 mark in the fourth quarter, but the try was unsuccessful, and the Raiders went to Week 4 as the final winless team in the league. However, they certainly didn’t look like a winless squad last week, as Derek Carr and co. erupted for 32 PTS on 385 YDS in a comfortable nine-point victory over Denver in Week 4, marking the Raiders’ second straight game with 385+ YDS of total offense.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Chiefs earned the second seed in the AFC with a record of 12-5 last season and came very close to making their third straight Super Bowl appearance, as Kansas City went to halftime of last year’s conference championship game with a 21-10 lead over the Bengals, but they got outscored 14-3 in the second half and eventually lost the contest in overtime 27-24.
Many expected the Chiefs’ offense to take a considerable step back following the departure of All-Pro wideout Tyreek Hill this past offseason. However, the Chiefs looked like the same ole’ Chiefs during their 3-1 run to open the season, especially when you factor in Patrick Mahomes and co. scoring just 17 PTS on 315 YDS in the easiest of their four matchups thus far against Indy. Classic Kansas City stuff.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BETTING TRENDS
- The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
- The Chiefs are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The Raiders are 1-4 SU in their last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in nine of Kansas City's last 12 games.
- The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against Kansas City.
- The Chiefs are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games.
- The Raiders are 1-8 SU in their last nine matchups against Kansas City.
- The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.
- The Chiefs are 9-1 SU in their last 10 home games.
- The Chiefs are are 8-1 SU in their last nine home games against Las Vegas.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the last last five matchups between the Raiders and Chiefs.