Kansas City at Oakland Week 7 NFL Spread & Game Info for TNF

Kansas City at Oakland Week 7 NFL Spread & Game Info for TNF

Written by on October 17, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders both finished 12-4 last regular season and made the playoffs. The Chiefs are playing at the same level with a 5-1 record, but the Raiders are last in the AFC West at 2-4 and can all but forget about postseason football with a loss Thursday night. The Chiefs are field goal NFL spread favorites.

Kansas City at Oakland Week 7 NFL Spread & Game Info for TNF

When: Thursday, 8:25 PM ET Where: Oakland Coliseum TV: CBS Radio: 101 The FOX (Kansas City) / 95.7 The GAME (Oakland) Opening NFL Spread: Chiefs -3 (47)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 15°C/59°F
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Precipitation: 21%
  • Wind: 9 mph SW
  • Cloud Cover: 70%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Series History

Since the AFL was established in 1960, the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders have shared the same division, first being the AFL Western Conference, and since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, the AFC West. The Chiefs lead the series 62-52-2. They have won the past five vs. Oakland and seven of the past eight. Last year in Oakland, it was by a score of 26-10 in Week 6. Spencer Ware ran for 131 yards and a touchdown; the Chiefs lost him for 2017 in the preseason.  Alex Smith completed 19 of 22 passes for 224 yards and the Chiefs forced two turnovers by Derek Carr.
  • Total Meetings: 116
  • First Meeting: September 16th, 1960. Kezar Stadium. San Francisco, California
  • Last Meeting: December 8th, 2016. Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, Missouri
  • All-Time Series: Kansas City Chiefs 62-52-1
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Tied at 35 point difference
  • Longest Win Streak: Kansas City 9 (2003-2007)
  • Current Win Streak: Kansas City 5 (2014-2016)

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Why Bet On Kansas City?

Kansas City enters Week 6 atop the AFC with that 5-1 record but was upset 19-13 at home by Pittsburgh on Sunday – the last unbeaten to fall. Smith completed 19-of-34 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed four times for 13 yards. The stat line is not pretty, especially considering how well Smith had been playing, but it was even worse most of the game. The Chiefs managed just six total yards in the first half, and they were stuck on three points heading into the fourth quarter. Smith leads the NFL with a 119.2 passer rating and has 12 touchdown passes without an interception this season, tied with Randall Cunningham (12 in 1998) for the most touchdown passes without an interception through a team’s first six games of a season. Kansas City rookie running back Kareem Hunt leads the NFL with 885 scrimmage yards (630 rushing, 255 receiving) and is the only rookie in NFL history with at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his team’s first six games of a season. Against Pittsburgh, Hunt rushed nine times for 21 yards and hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 89 yards. No. 1 receiver and star return man Tyreek Hill almost broke loose for what may have been a game-winning touchdown on a punt return late in the fourth, but he took a big hit on the sideline at the end of the run which forced him out of the game. He apparently didn’t suffer a concussion but you will want to monitor his status. Hill had five catches for 34 yards on seven targets before leaving the game. Smith hasn’t thrown an interception this season, and the Raiders don’t have a pick. They rank 32nd in the NFL in that category, because the Bears and Dolphins both had an interception on Sunday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For:29.50
  • Total Yards: 387
  • Rush Yards: 134.83
  • Pass Yards: 252.17
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21.67
  • Total Yards: 378.17
  • Rush Yards: 130.67
  • Pass Yards: 247.50

Why Bet On Oakland?

The Oakland Raiders have already matched their 2016 regular-season loss total on a four-game skid. They were surprised 17-16 at home by the Chargers on Sunday. Nick Novak kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the Chargers took advantage of a key missed extra point by Giorgio Tavecchio. The Raiders had taken the lead on a 47-yard end-around by Cordarrelle Patterson but that and the return of Carr weren’t enough to end this slide. Oakland last lost four in a row during an 0-10 start in 2014.  Carr, who missed last week’s game with a broken bone in his back, threw for just 171 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown. Michael Crabtree had a touchdown catch in the loss. Crabtree is tied for third in the NFL with five touchdown catches this season and has 22 touchdown receptions since 2015, tied for the third-most in the league over that span. Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack, who had a sack and a forced fumble in the last meeting, has 30 sacks since 2015, the most in the NFL over that span. Are the Raiders a safe betting pick in Week 7? A whopping 70 percent (20 of 31) of Carr’s passes went five yards or fewer vs. KC, the highest such percentage in a game in his four-year career. And over a span of 21 throws, Carr was 16-of-21, but had only 106 yards and five first downs while throwing an interception. Plus, he attempted only three passes that went 15 or more yards downfield with one completion for 15 yards. For the season, Carr is just 7-of-16 for 185 yards, three TDs and two INTs on passes thrown 15 or more yards downfield. It is the first four-game losing streak for the Raiders since they dropped 16 straight from Week 12 of the 2013 season to Week 11 of the 2014 season. Yes, when they beat the Chiefs on a rainy Thursday night in Oakland for Carr’s first career victory.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 20.67
  • Total Yards: 278.34
  • Rush Yards: 93.67
  • Pass Yards: 184.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21
  • Total Yards: 349.84
  • Rush Yards: 117.17
  • Pass Yards: 232.67

Latest NFL Spread Trends

  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games

Expert NFL Spread Pick & Prediction

Buy up this line to Chiefs -3.5 and take Oakland but it absolutely has to win in the NFL spread.