Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-9.5)
The Las Vegas Raiders (6-6) are headed to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Kansas City Chiefs (8-4). Kansas City opens as 9.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 48.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders come into this game with a record of 6-6 this year. In their last game, the Raiders played against the Football Team and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 17-15. Josh Jacobs led the offense in rushing for the Raiders with 13 carries for 52 yds (4.0 yds per attempt). Hunter Renfrow averaged 11.3 yards per reception by earning 102 yds on 9 catches. Derek Carr went 28/38 with 249 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 90.8 and ended the game with no picks. Against the run, the Raiders conceded 112 yds on 30 attempts, which is an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed. Las Vegas relinquished 23 pass completions on 30 tries for a total of 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.7%. At the end of the game, they tallied 56 plays which gave them 310 yards. The Las Vegas Raiders ended up running the ball 16 times and tallied 76 yds, which came out to an average of 4.8 yds per attempt.
The Raiders have earned 4,552 total yards over the course of this season. Las Vegas has a total of 156 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 95 infractions for 839 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Las Vegas has totaled 17 touchdowns through the air and 11 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 different times (9 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they average 88.0 yards on the ground which is 27th in the National Football League. When it comes to scoring, the Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 22.8 points per outing.
Concerning passing yards, the Raiders have allowed 2,767 yards which has them sitting in 11th in the National Football League. They have conceded 230.6 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.2%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 355.3 yards per contest which puts them 19th in the league. They have conceded 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 124.8 yards on the ground per game this season. For the year, they have given up 1,497 rushing yards through 12 games. The Raiders sit in 26th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 26.0 PPG.
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The Chiefs come into this matchup with a record of 8-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Chiefs took home the win by a final score of 22-9 when they faced the Broncos. Patrick Mahomes ended the contest with 184 yds on 15/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 57.3. He threw 1 interception and his average yds per pass attempt was 6.34 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran the ball 14 times for 54 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yds per carry for Kansas City. Travis Kelce was the leading receiver for the Chiefs, snagging 3 footballs for 27 yds (9.0 yds per catch). Kansas City ran the ball for 3.7 yds per attempt, totaling 89 yards on 24 attempts. The Chiefs finished the contest with a total of 267 yards while they ran 54 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Chiefs pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.0%, relinquishing 250 yards on 22 out of 40 through the air. Kansas City surrendered 31 rush attempts for 154 yards (5.0 yds per rush).
In relation to their ability to score points, the Chiefs rank 14th out of all teams in the league maintaining an average of 25.3 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Chiefs have thrown for a total of 3,373 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 281.1 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 6th in football. They maintain an average of 110.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,320 yards for the season. The Kansas City Chiefs maintain an average of 391.1 yards per outing which ranks them 3rd in the league. The Kansas City offense has compiled 657 yards of penalties on 79 infractions, which is good for 14th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 12 picks while allowing opponents to recover 11 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 190 first downs.
The Chiefs are surrendering 21.6 PPG, which has them ranked 8th of all teams in the league. Kansas City has given up a total of 1,382 rushing yards (115.2 yards per outing) as well as 10 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 252.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 24th in the league. The Chiefs defense has participated in 734 plays, which ranks 8th in the NFL. Overall, they have conceded 259 total points. They have earned 18 takeaways (6 fumbles and 12 picks) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -9.5
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