Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders NFL Betting Tips and Predictions 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs at RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Kansas City opens this game as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 53.5. The Chiefs are 1-0-0 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Raiders are 0-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-0-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Kansas City Chiefs played the Jacksonville Jaguars and won 40-26. Leading the way at QB for the Chiefs was Patrick Mahomes who went 25/33 with 378 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. LeSean McCoy paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 31 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 81 yards by way of 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.1 yards per carry. Sammy Watkins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 198 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 22.0 yards per reception for that game.
The Chiefs step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the league averaging 40 points per contest, which has them at 3rd in the league. As a team, they are averaging 113 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 2nd among AFC teams and 4th in the league with 491 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Chiefs have compiled a total of 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of the dangerous teams in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Chiefs have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 26 points per game putting them 10th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chiefs have conceded 347 yards. Teams are completing 81.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 10.2 yards per try. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards on the ground, Kansas City is giving up 81 yards per contest putting them 1st in the division and 10th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per rush ranking them 12th in the conference and 24th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 113 yards rushing through 1 game.
The last time they took the field, the Oakland Raiders went up against the Denver Broncos and earned the win by a score of 24-16. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 22/26 with 259 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Josh Jacobs led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He scurried for 85 yards by way of 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Tyrell Williams was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 105 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 17.5 yards per reception in the game.
The Raiders head into this game 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Raiders have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Raiders are currently ranked 3rd among AFC West teams and 19th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24 points per contest. Oakland needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 98 rushing yards per contest, putting them 19th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 98 rushing yards through 1 contest, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Raiders average 357 yards per game overall putting them 17th among NFL teams and 10th among AFC teams.
The Raiders are allowing 16 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the division and 8th among NFL teams. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are conceding 249 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Raiders sit in 8th among AFC teams. They have conceded 1 passing TD for this year. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 16 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 95 yards per contest ranking them 12th in the NFL and 2nd among AFC West teams. For this year, they have allowed 95 rushing yards and 0 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders +6.5
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