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Raiders vs. Chiefs Official Betting Preview Week 14 NFL Thursday Night Football

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday Night Football is here as the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs kick of week 14 of NFL betting. Offshore sportsbooks have the point spread posted as Kansas City -3.5 and 46. It has been hanging -3 but with juice ranging from 120-125 before finally moving off the key number. The game opened at -3 and 47. Sharp betting percentages tell us 54 percent are betting on the underdog Raiders, a bit of an anomaly considering how much the public prefers eating chalk. The over is preferred by 61 percent of those who have placed bets, according to date used by football betting podcasts. Check out the video playlist below for free picks and trends on this week's NFL odds. 

OffshoreInsiders.com breaks down the match-up using key numbers devoted to by Vegas pregame pros. In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better digits go to Oakland by 4.3 to 4.1. Accordingly, as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the plus side is for the Bay Area boys 11.1-9.8. According to yards per point, the most efficient offense of the combatants is Oakland 13.6 to 14.2.

Defensively the stingier team centered on yards per rush calculations is KC by 4.3 to 4.9. The more outstanding defense based on the proviso of yards per pass is the Chiefs by 11.5 to 12.3. The yards per point statistic used by the best pro gamblers says the better defense is KC forcing 19.1 to a mere 15.6 for Oakland.

Who to bet on according to the sharp bettors is from the MasterLockLine. Sports service of out Philadelphia, though best known for being No. 1 all-time in NFL, is also No. 1 all sports since 1998, based on one unit per bet minus the juice. Thursday Night Side and Total Parlay of the Year from one of those sports services you have won with since their scorephone days. This is huge and from a proven legend at OffshoreInsiders.com

Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Oakland has the sixth best margin of cover, sometimes called the sweat barometer, covering by an average of 2.8 points per game en route to an 8-4 spread mark. KC is barely on the positive side at 6-5-1 by an average of 1.6.

Oakland is the No. 2 over team, going over 8-3 by an average of 6.2 points per game. KC is the 12th biggest under team by 2.2 points per game going under 8-4. 

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