Chiefs are Slight Favorites at the NFL Week 14 Lines Against Raiders.

Chiefs are Slight Favorites at the NFL Week 14 Lines Against Raiders

Written by on December 7, 2017

Other than the top two teams in the conference, the AFC has turned into an amazing race for playoff spots. The Steelers and Patriots are pulling away in their respective division, but after that, things get a little more complicated. The AFC West is perhaps where the situation is most unpredictable, as you currently have 3 teams sitting with 6-6 records. One of them is going to win that division and get in, but it’s also not out of the realm of possibility that another one might sneak in as a Wild Card, mainly the NFL Week 14 lines favorite Kansas City Chiefs. It goes without saying that the remaining divisional match-ups are absolutely crucial for the 3 teams sitting at .500, and we have the first of those meetings coming up this Sunday when the Oakland Raiders go on the road to play Kansas City. Oakland has seriously underwhelmed this season, while the Chiefs are sinking like a stone after getting off to the best start in the NFL. It’s all to play for with this one, and the bookies have the Chiefs in as a 4 ½ point home favorite, with the point total set at 47 ½.

Oakland (6-6) at Kansas City (6-6) NFL Week 14 Lines & Betting Pick

  • When: Sunday, December 10 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 95.7 FM (Oakland) / 100.9 FM (Kansas City)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Week 14 Lines: Kansas City Chiefs -4 (Over/Under at 48.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 12°C/53°F
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 1%
  • Wind: 11 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

Detroit at Tampa Bay Week 14 Odds & NFL Betting Pick

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Kansas City Chiefs lead 7-3
  • Score: Oakland Raiders 18.10 / Kansas City Chiefs 26.50
  • Rush Yards: Oakland Raiders 114.60 / Kansas City Chiefs 100.80
  • Pass Attempts: Oakland Raiders 40.40 / Kansas City Chiefs 28.70
  • Completion Percentage: Oakland Raiders 54.70 / Kansas City Chiefs 63.41
  • Passing Yards: Oakland Raiders 220.60 / Kansas City Chiefs 213.70
  • Total Yards: Oakland Raiders 335.2 / Kansas City Chiefs 314.5
  • Turnovers: Oakland Raiders 1.90 / Kansas City Chiefs 1.10

Why bet on the Oakland Raiders?

I don’t think it’s too unfair to suggest that the Oakland Raiders have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league this season. They had a great year in 2016, with a deep run in the playoffs avoided because of the late season injury to QB Derek Carr. The general consensus was that they would come back this year healthy and ready to make a serious run at the Super Bowl, but with just a few short weeks left in the season, there is the definite possibility that they might not even make it into the postseason. A loss here would put them right behind the 8-ball, as it would dip them below .500 and leave them with a 2-3 record in divisional games, which would almost certainly make it tough for them to overhaul the Chiefs in the West. Oakland is just 2-3 SU on the road this season and is just 1-3-1 ATS in those games. They are also just 3-7 SU in their last 10 meetings with the Chiefs.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 20.75
  • Total Yards: 334.5
  • Rush Yards: 93.33
  • Passing Yards: 241.17
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 23.17
  • Total Yards: 346.17
  • Rush Yards: 105.17
  • Passing Yards: 241.00

Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?

When the Chiefs came storming out of the gate by winning their first 5 games of the season, most people believed that they would remain one of the teams to beat in the AFC. They have since gone 1-6, and are coming into this game on a 4-game losing skid. Fans in Kansas City are beginning to lose their patience with the sputtering offense, and there have been some calls for rookie QB Patrick Mahomes to replace Alex Smith. Despite loosing several games in a row, the Chiefs are the favorite at the NFL Week 14. It may not be the best idea to make that change at this stage of the season, as a veteran QB probably has a better shot at digging his team out of a hole than one who has not tossed a single ball in the NFL. While the Chiefs have struggled of late, it’s still worth remembering that they are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games at home. They are also 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games versus Oakland, which is why they dominate the NFL Week 14 Lines.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 25.25
  • Total Yards: 368.25
  • Rush Yards: 112.58
  • Passing Yards: 255.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 22.83
  • Total Yards: 382.17
  • Rush Yards: 129.42
  • Passing Yards: 252.75

Latest Betting Trends for NFL Week 14 Lines

  • Raiders are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Raiders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games on the road
  • Chiefs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Chiefs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 17 games at home

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This game will go a long way towards determining which, if any, of these two teams, will make it to the playoffs. I think the nod has to go to the Chiefs at home, which is why I am taking them to win, although I think the Raiders might cover. Going with the OVER here, too. Score: Oakland Raiders 24 – Kansas City Chiefs 27