Thursday Night Football 12-08-16
Oakland vs Kansas City Free Pick

When: 8:25 PM ET, Thursday, December 8, 2016
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

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Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Preview

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs meet at Arrowhead Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Chiefs listed as 3-point favorites versus the Raiders, while the game’s total is sitting at 46½.

Oakland: Team record: 10-2 SU,8-4 ATS

The 38-24 victory on Sunday over the Buffalo Bills was another showcase for Oakland as they trailed by as much as 15 points only to stage their biggest comeback victory since its 2000 campaign.

Derek Carr finished Sunday’s contest with 260 yards and a couple of scores on 19-of-35 passing. More importantly, Carr didn’t turn the ball over at all against Buffalo thanks the Raiders’ offensive line that has allowed a league-low 12 sacks to the opposition this season. Running back Latavius Murray had 82 rushing yards and two rushing TDs on 20 carries.

The defense had a good day and managed to sack Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor four times and forced two crucial Bills turnovers in the second half. Linebacker Khalil Mack was the culprit of the late strip-sack of Taylor to seal the game for Oakland and he now has a sack in seven straight games.

Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Oakland’s last 23 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City

Kansas City: Team record: 9-3 SU,6-6 ATS

The Kansas City Chiefs stole a win from the Falcons in Atlanta, 29-28. The Chiefs held up the late one-point margin after a blocked two-point attempt by the Falcons was returned for a rare two-point score by Eric Berry with less than five minutes left in the contest. Not only did Berry provide the late-game heroics via special teams on Sunday, he also had a defensive touchdown by way of a pick-six off of Atlanta’s Matt Ryan. All in all, the coveted safety has now given Kansas City a total of 25 takeaways for the season, which is tops in the NFL. The team’s plus-15 turnover differential is also the best mark in the league.

Alex Smith was 21-of-25 for 270 passing yards and a score on Sunday as the Chiefs’ 389 offensive yards was enough to stay up with the Falcons’ own explosive attack.

Oakland amassed over 400 yards of offense in the first meeting, and yet the Chiefs needed just two key turnovers on defense to turn the tides and come away with a convincing 26-10 win in the Bay Area.

Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas City is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Kansas City is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Kansas City’s last 23 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Oakland
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
Kansas City is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Oakland

Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Free Pick: Over 46.5 points

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