The Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) will matchup with the Oakland Raiders for Week 7’s Thursday Night Football AFC West Division Rivalry game. Vegas NFL odds makers’ pick Kansas City as the favorite with an opening line of -3(-125) and Oakland as the home dog at +3(+105).
The Chiefs were handed their first loss in Week 6 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. QB Alex Smith completed 19 of 34 passes for 246 yards and 1 TD and accumulated 13 rushing yards. RB Kareem Hunt rushed 9 times for 21 yards and had 5 catches for 89 yards. Thomas, Kelce and Tyreek Hill added 132 passing yards to the game total. Hill went through concussion protocol which was negative. The Chief’s rookie kicker Harrison Butker who was signed off the Carolina practice squad was perfect with 2 field goals and a PAT. The Chiefs and the Raiders met three times in the 2016 NFL betting season and Kansas City won all 3 games.
The Raiders loss to the Chargers in week 6 and will look to be (3-4) at the end of the Week 7. QB Derek Carr completed 21 of 30 passes for 171 yards, 1 TD and 1 Interception. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries and Patterson had 3 rushes for 55 yards and a TD. Michael Crabtree made 6 catches for 52 yards and a TD. Seth Roberts, Amari Cooper and Jalen Richards had 35/28 and 27 yards respectively. The Raiders 23rd ranked defense has allowed 45.9% of third down conversions by opponents and 20.7 points per game with 349.8 all purpose yards allowed. Kansas City has a 2nd ranked offense with is averaging 387 yards per game, 29.5 points per game and has a 44% third down conversion rate.
The Chiefs and the Raiders have met 116 times including 3 postseason games and Kansas City leads the series at 62-52-2. There have been four overtime games played between the two and that series is tied. Can the Raiders upset the Chiefs in Week 7? Get in on the betting action before the game action kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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