[4:05 PM] Chiefs @ Raiders

Who will WIN this matchup?

Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)

@ Oakland Raiders (4-1)


Current odds:

Kansas City Chiefs: (-130)

Oakland Raiders: (+110)


ESPN simulations have Kansas City as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Oakland to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game Chiefs by 1 point.

Alex Smith has been a major factor in Kansas City’s recent success against the Raiders, completing 61 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and only two interceptions en route to posting a 5-1 record. Smith has been even better in Oakland, recording nine TD passes without a pick while registering a 68-percent completion rate. Jamaal Charles, who has scored more touchdowns (38) since 2013 than any player in the league, is expected to have a bigger role Sunday after gaining seven yards on only two carries against Pittsburgh.

Derek Carr continues to prove he is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL, ranking third in the AFC with a 102.3 rating while throwing 11 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. The 25-year-old Carr, who has been sacked only twice this season, has developed a superb on-field relationship with Michael Crabtree as the wide receiver leads the team with 29 catches and entered Week 6 tied for first in the league with five TD receptions. The passing game figures to be relied upon again as running back Latavius Murray, who missed last week’s victory over San Diego with a toe injury, has not practiced this week.

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware ranks fourth in the NFL with 120.8 yards from scrimmage per contest.

Oakland rookies Jalen Richard (eight carries, 31 yards versus San Diego) and DeAndre Washington (nine, 23) will handle the rushing duties should Murray be unavailable.

Kansas City’s Andy Reid owns a 15-2 record following a bye week in his coaching career.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oakland Raiders

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick