The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-2 against the Las Vegas Raiders since October of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Sunday. Kansas City and Las Vegas will face off in an AFC West battle at 8:20 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Raiders winning the first 40-32 on the road and Kansas City taking the second 35-31.
Kansas City didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Green Bay Packers last week, but they still walked away with a 13-7 victory. No one had a standout game offensively for Kansas City, but QB Patrick Mahomes led the way with one touchdown.
Las Vegas came within a touchdown against the New York Giants last week, but they wound up with a 23-16 loss. QB Derek Carr had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once. Carr ended up with a passer rating of 117.70.
Most of the squad's points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed ten. K Daniel Carlson delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next contest is expected to be close, with the Chiefs going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. But bettors beware: they are only 2-7 against the spread when favored.
Kansas City's win brought them up to 5-4 while Las Vegas' loss pulled them down to 5-3. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Kansas City enters the matchup with 20 passing touchdowns, good for fourth best in the league. Las Vegas has displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they rank second in the NFL when it comes to passing yards per game, with 320.6 on average.
How To Watch When: Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET Where: Allegiant Stadium -- Paradise, Nevada TV: NBC Follow: CBS Sports App Ticket Cost: $205.00 Odds The Chiefs are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Raiders, according to the latest NFL odds. The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there. Over/Under: -110 See NFL picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. Get picks now.
The Las Vegas Raiders will try to gain some traction when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football at Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders (5-3) are looking to rebound from a 23-16 loss to the Giants last Sunday, while the Chiefs (5-4) have won two in a row. Kansas City eked out a 13-7 win at home against Green Bay last Sunday, against a Packers team missing league MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Kansas City is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under for total points scored is 52.5. Before you lock in any Raiders vs. Chiefs picks, you need to check out the latest NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The road team won both meetings last season, and the Chiefs are 11-2 in the last 13 matchups. The defense has seen a major uptick in its performance the past four weeks, allowing just 16 points and 311 yards per game after yielding 32.6 points and 437 yards through the first five. Chris Jones and Mike Danna have three sacks apiece and will put pressure on Derek Carr, who has been sacked 18 times and thrown seven interceptions.
Kansas City is 43-27-1 against the spread on the road under Andy Reid (since 2013), and the offense can still light it up. It starts with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has 2,534 passing yards and 20 TDs and is more focused on protecting the ball. He has one interception over the past two games after throwing nine in his first seven. Receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce remain devastating weapons and have combined for 122 catches and 11 TDs.
Kansas City's strength is clearly its passing game, and the Raiders' defense ranks fifth in the NFL against the pass (207 yards per game). The Chiefs come in with a league-high 19 turnovers, and the Raiders have just 10 (T-15 in NFL) but have playmakers like safety Johnathan Abram in the secondary. Yannick Ngakoue (six sacks) and Maxx Crosby (five) will spend all night chasing Mahomes, who has been sacked 17 times.
The loss of Henry Ruggs was a big blow, but the Las Vegas offense still ranks second in the league in passing (305 yards per game). Carr is 9-1-1 against the spread in his career as a home underdog in prime time, covering seven straight. He has 2,565 passing yards and 13 touchdowns, and he faces a Kansas City defense that ranks 21st in the NFL in allowing 260 yards per game through the air.
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