The disappointing teams take the field as the Kansas City Chiefs will travel to face the Oakland Raiders in an AFC west divisional NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Oakland is scheduled for 4:25PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team Oakland Raiders favored by -3 points with an over under line of 43 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the road underdog Chiefs as Oakland is now favored by -2 ½ points. The total has moved down a ½ point to a current line of 42 ½ points.
In their first meeting it was Oakland with the 26-16 road win at Kansas City as a +1 point underdog. The total came in at under 42 ½ points. Both teams are eliminated from the playoffs. NFL Trend: The under is 8-1 in their past nine games.
Kansas City enters play with a record of 2-11 on the season. The team is 1-5 on the road. Following a 27-21 home win against Carolina the team travels to Cleveland and loses 30-7 as a +7 point underdog. The total landed under 38 points. The Chiefs offense has produced 13 or fewer points in five of their past six games. They are 31st in football in scoring offense with just 15 points a game. They do run effectively as the club rushes for 149 yards a game good for fifth in the NFL. That is an area they can expose against a bad Raiders defense. Quarterback Brady Quinn has two touchdowns and five picks on the season and completes 60% of his passes.
It’s another down season for Oakland as they host Kansas City with a mark of 3-10. They are 2-5 at home this season. Since starting the season at 3-3 the Raiders have lost seven straight games. The Raiders defense just doesn’t get better as they rank 30th in the league allowing 390 yards per game. They are bad in defending both the pass and run. The positive for the Raiders is they are able to throw the football as the team averages 277 yards passing per game which ranks 7th in the NFL. Running back Darren McFadden has missed many games to injury this season which has hurt this clubs ability to be balanced offensively. The come off a Thursday night football 26-13 home defeat to the Denver Broncos as a +10 point underdog. The game went under 47 points. This will be the third straight home game for Oakland. Quarterback Carson Palmer has 22 touchdowns and 14 picks on the season. He completes 60% of his passes on the 2012 campaign.