The KANSAS CITY and the OAKLAND will both be gunning for a victory on 12/2/2018 at 4:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS vs OAKLAND RAIDERS
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, December 2, 2018
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
|371||KANSAS CITY||15 (-110)||56 (-110)|
TV: 4:05 PM
PREDICTION: OAKLAND , KANSAS CITY
Oddsmakers currently have the OAKLAND listed as 15 point favorites versus the KANSAS CITY, while the game’s total is sitting at 56.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is notoriously tough to beat following a bye week, and the Chiefs hope that trend holds true when they travel to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Chiefs have won six of the past seven meetings with their longtime AFC West rivals, but they lost at Oakland last season.
Kansas City is coming off a bye following a wild 54-51 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, which snapped the Chiefs’ four-game winning streak. Reid’s teams are 16-3 in games following a bye, and the Chiefs are a heavy favorite against an Oakland team that has struggled in the first season of coach Jon Gruden’s comeback. After snapping a five-game skid with a 23-21 win at Arizona in Week 11, the Raiders’ offense sputtered in a 34-17 loss at Baltimore last week. It’s the first of two meetings in a five-week span, as the teams will face off again in the regular-season finale Dec. 30 in Kansas City.
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Kansas City -14.5. O/U: 55.5.
ABOUT THE CHIEFS (9-2): Kansas City boasts one of the NFL’s most exciting offenses thanks to second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has passed for 3,628 yards, leads the NFL in touchdown passes (37) and ranks second with a 117.9 quarterback rating. Mahomes is surrounded with weapons, including versatile running back Kareem Hunt and speedster Tyreek Hill, who had a career-high 215 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Rams. Kansas City’s defense ranks 30th in the league, and the secondary is suspect, but the Chiefs have forced 17 turnovers, including at least one in eight straight games.
ABOUT THE RAIDERS (2-9): Oakland’s offense has been abysmal of late, averaging only 279.1 total yards in the past seven games. The ground game that had started to come to life was limited to 67 rushing yards last week against the Ravens, and Derek Carr has not topped 300 yards passing since Week 4 against Cleveland — and hasn’t surpassed 250 yards since Week 5. The defense has been awful against the run, ranking last in the league and allowing 140 rushing yards or more eight times in 11 games and 200 or more three times.
1. Mahomes has averaged 348.5 passing yards with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions in six road games this season.
2. Raiders DT Maurice Hurst, who has a team-high four sacks, is questionable with an ankle injury.
3. Chiefs DT Chris Jones has recorded a sack in seven straight games and has at least two sacks in the past two contests.
PREDICTION: Chiefs 34, Raiders 20