Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders Predictions, Odds, Picks
- The Chiefs are just 5-4 but they are still alive in the competitive AFC West
- The 5-3 Raiders are still a potential postseason team despite their off the field drama
- Raiders have gone over the total points line in seven of their last eight home games
Chiefs vs Raiders Odds
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|Team||Point Spread||Points Total||Money Line|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-2.5 (-114) |
|O51.5 (-110) |
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2.5 (-107) |
|U51.5 (-110) |
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The Chiefs are just 5-4 but they are still alive in the competitive AFC West, a division now filled with three other 5-win teams, so a Week 10 win would go a long way for head coach Andy Reid and his struggling QB phenom Patrick Mahomes who has the second-most interceptions (10) in the league right now, nothing TE Travis Kelce and WR Tyreek Hill can’t help him fix.
The 5-3 Las Vegas Raiders are still a potential postseason team despite all their off the field drama, but before they can earn a playoff spot they have to get by divisional foes like KC, a win here is totally possible if team leader QB Derek Carr can properly target tight end Darren Waller and receiver Hunter Renfrow and take advantage of the Chiefs’ 26th ranked defense.
These two AFC West rivals have faced each other 124 prior times (including 3 postseason games), with the Las Vegas Raiders winning 54 of those games and the Kansas City Chiefs winning 68 of the games, plus there have been 2 ties.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders Predictions
Can the Chiefs’ Struggling Offense Find its Rhythm Again?
After a 1-2 start to the season, the 5-4 Kansas City Chiefs have won three of their last four matchups despite seeming off on both sides of the ball, the normally dominant offense of Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes now looking forced and marginal at times.
The Chiefs offense is scoring almost 25 points per game right now, the same squad that last season averaged almost thirty points each outing, so something is either misfiring or else defenses are figuring out that teams who neutralize Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce can beat KC.
A bit of both is probably true but that most likely won’t throw off Reid the offensive genius who will find a way to fix whatever’s off, and if wild rumors become reality and the Chiefs pick up free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr, their offense could really start to take off.
Can the Raiders Rebound From all the Off-Field Drama?
Lots of off-the-field drama has happened in the world of the Las Vegas Raiders, from a head coach resigning over controversial emails and a receiver whose now in jail for making the biggest mistake of his life, this team is now led by interim coach Rich Bisaccia.
The Raiders are in the AFC West hunt still, one of four five-win teams vying for the top spot and this divisional Week 10 matchup offers them the perfect opportunity to gain some divisional momentum while Kansas City looks like they might be struggling.
Team leaders like quarterback Derek Carr have stepped up and kept the wins coming during all this drama but this group must begin to put all of that behind them if they expect to outscore a Chiefs team looking to prove they’re not broken.
Chiefs Key Player: (QB) Patrick Mahomes
It could be argued that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is one of the best players in the NFL, the former Super Bowl Champion and MVP capable of throwing the ball from every angle and even when he’s not even looking.
For whatever reason this season Mahomes’ play has looked forced early on, throwing ten interceptions during the season so far after only throwing eleven total picks in the last two full seasons combined.
Despite that slow start, Mahomes is still leading the league with 362 pass attempts and 236 completions, all that for over 2,500 yards and 20 touchdowns plus another score he earned on the ground, an impressive playmaker who is only beginning to warm up for the season.
Raiders Key Player: (QB) Derek Carr
The Las Vegas Raiders are really leaning on the leadership of quarterback Derek Carr, the 8-year NFL veteran who has completed over 67 percent of his passes this season despite so many distractions from off the field that had nothing to do with him.
Now that most of that smoke has cleared (for now), Carr must continue to put up the numbers he has so far, the 30-year old quarterback with 210 completions on the season for over 2,500 yards and 13 touchdowns with just 7 interceptions.
Carr must hope that one of his favorite targets receiver Hunter Renfrow (ankle) is able to play in this one, the two forming a solid connection especially on third down, plus tight end Darren Waller has become quite productive, a large pass-catcher who can also block for the run.
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How to Watch Chiefs vs Raiders
|Chiefs vs Raiders Information|
|What||Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders|
|Where||Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada|
|When||Sunday, November 14, 2021; 8:20 PM ET|
|How to watch||NBC|
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