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Raiders Chiefs Betting – Two Old AFC West Rivals Get Physical In Kansas City

Posted by Tony Bryant on 12/29/2010 5:36:06 PM
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Any online sportsbook will tell you that an AFC West game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders is a fun game to watch regardless of the circumstance. The Raiders and Chiefs love to play physical football, and they love to hit each other. These two teams have never liked each other, and that animosity seems to always carry over to the football field.

  • What: NFL betting
  • When: Sunday, January 2nd, 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
  • Pick: Kansas City Chiefs -4

What’s On The Line

The Chiefs (10-5) have clinched the AFC West and do no really need this game. They cannot get a better seeding in the playoffs if they win, and they won’t lose their playoff standing if they lose. The Raiders (7-8) want desperately to finish the season 8-8 to show improvement over last year’s 5-11 season. Improvement means that this team will get a chance to stay together, develop and get better.

Offensive Matchups: Raiders Chiefs Betting

The Chiefs have one of the top running games in the NFL. Running backs Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles have combined for over 2,200 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns this season. The Chiefs are exceptional at running the ball, but quarterback Matt Cassel has also proved that he can score with his arm as well. Cassel has thrown for 3,001 yards and 27 touchdowns this season.

Do not sell the Oakland Raiders short on offense. It looks like the Raiders will leave Jason Campbell in as the starting quarterback, and Campbell offers a very dangerous mobility to the Raiders offense. The Raiders’ running back duo of Darren McFadden and Michael Bush have combined for over 1,600 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns of their own.

Betting Edge: Chiefs

Defensive Matchups: Raiders Chiefs Betting

The Raiders have the pass rush and linebackers to keep Matt Cassel and the passing game under control. But the Oakland defense is ranked 29th against the run, and when a team is gearing up to play the Chiefs a weak run defense is not going to help the cause. The running game of the Chiefs will get a good workout in preparation for the playoffs.

The Chiefs running game gets all the press, but the defense has been outstanding this season. The Chiefs are strong against the run and the pass. They have fast defensive backs with great closing speed, and they have the strength up front to shut down the Raiders powerful running game.

Betting Edge: Chiefs

Notable Injuries: Raiders Chiefs Betting

The Raiders are reporting no significant injuries for this game.

The Chiefs are a bit banged up, but everyone will be available to play in this game.

Betting Edge: Chiefs

Outlook and Pick: Raiders Chiefs Betting

This is not the kind of game the Chiefs wanted to play just before the playoffs. Kansas City may want to rest many of its starters, but this is an Oakland-Kansas City game. No one is resting until this one is decided.

Tony’s Pick: Kansas City Chiefs


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