Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Oakland Raiders take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5. The Raiders are 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-2-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 4-8-0 and they are 6-5-1 against the spread.
Derek Carr finished with 260 yards through the air for Oakland last week. He completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Raiders were led in rushing by Latavius Murray, who finished with 82 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Michael Crabtree was the team leader in receiving with a total of 74 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oakland got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 399 yards for the game. The Raiders ran for 139 yards on 32 attempts.
Alex Smith finished with 270 yards passing for Kansas City last week. He went 21 for 25, resulting in a 84% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led on the ground by Spencer Ware, who finished with 29 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Travis Kelce led the team in receiving with 140 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Kansas City had 17 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 48 total plays for 389 yards for the contest. The Chiefs ran for 123 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Oakland scores 29 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 3rd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 38 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 277 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 4th in the league. The Raiders run for an average of 115 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 7th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 392 yards per game, ranking their offense 5th overall this season. The Raiders average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 77.7 penalty yards per game via 9.3 penalties, which ranks 1st in the league.
Oakland allows 265 passing yards per game, ranking 24th, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Raiders allow 125 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 29th in the NFL. Oakland allows 390 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 30th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 73.3 yards per game, ranking them 29th among NFL teams.
Kansas City averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. They throw for 237 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st. The Chiefs run for an average of 99 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 26th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 336 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league on offense. The Chiefs get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 54.2 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 22nd in the NFL.
Kansas City allows an average of 263 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 9th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Chiefs allow 122 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 385 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 29th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 47.5 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 10-2-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 4-8-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 6-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 DT Darius Latham Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Kansas City
12/04/16 CB DJ Hayden Hamstring IR
12/04/16 LB Shilique Calhoun Knee "?" Thursday vs. Kansas City
12/04/16 DT Stacy McGee Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/05/16 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
10/03/16 TE Lee Smith Leg out indefinitely
09/01/16 DE Mario Jr. Edwards Hip out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
12/04/16 WR Jeremy Maclin Groin "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/04/16 DB Phillip Gaines Knee "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/01/16 DL Jaye Howard Hip IR
11/02/16 OL Parker Ehinger ACL IR
11/01/16 RB Jamaal Charles Knee IR
10/19/16 DL Allen Bailey Shoulder IR
10/19/16 LB Justin March Hand IR
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City -3.5
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