The Las Vegas Raiders (6-10) play the Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) on Saturday, 7 at Allegiant Stadium. Going into this AFC West matchup, the Kansas City Chiefs sit first in the division with 13 wins from 16 matches, seven games clear of the third-placed Las Vegas Raiders. The Kansas City Chiefs’ quest for home-field advantage in the AFC is not quite complete yet, but they can take one big step towards locking it up with a road win over the Raiders here.
Raiders VS Chiefs Betting lines
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Raiders VS Chiefs Moneyline
While home-field advantage is on their side, the Raiders’ record in this series is a bit of a letdown, losing their last four matchups to go 1-4 SU. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, look like a tempting bet on the moneyline. The 13-3 visitors have dominated recent matchups in this series, winning four in five of their past meetings with the Raiders.
Raiders VS Chiefs Spread
The Chiefs are expected to win by more than a touchdown in Saturday’s road trip. The visitors open as 9.5-point favorites over the Raiders on the Week 18 betting line. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 17.8 points.
The Raiders went 7-4 ATS in their most recent games against AFC West teams. The offense put up 22.9 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 27.2 points. However, the Raiders have only covered the spread in half of their past ten home rounds and are 5-5 ATS in the last ten overall.
On the other side of the field, the Chiefs have failed to cover the spread in the last four matches played on the road. In their past 10 matches, the Chiefs went 4-6 ATS and ended up 3-6 ATS from their nine most recent road trips.
Raiders VS Chiefs Total
Both teams’ offenses normally thrive when the Raiders play the Chiefs. The two sides have averaged a very impressive 54.8 points in their last ten meetings.
In these previous ten matchups, six produced point totals that were higher than expected. 53.0 points is the current yardstick for Saturday’s matchup.
The total has averaged 45.6 points in the Las Vegas Raiders’ ten most recent games, as well as 55.0 points in their last five at home. The Las Vegas Raiders have seen four of the past five home games going over. In fact, when looking back on their last 10 matches (both at home and away), they are 4-6 in the over and under betting line.
In the Chiefs’ most recent AFC West matchups on the road, the score ended up 5-0 against the total and averaged 57.6 points. Impressively, the total has gone over in no less than four of the last five games on the road for the Chiefs. All in all, they are 5-5 in the over/under when looking back on their past 10 games home and away.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Chiefs Betting trends
- Las Vegas Raiders have covered the spread in five of their last six games at Allegiant Stadium.
- Kansas City Chiefs have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games.
- The Kansas City Chiefs have won the last four head-to-head matches against the Las Vegas Raiders on the road.
NFL Power Rankings Week 18 2022, Las Vegas Raiders VS Kansas City Chiefs
Las Vegas Raiders Form
The Las Vegas Raiders are 6-10 for the season and their latest match against the San Francisco 49ers finished 34-37, leaving them 4-6 across their past 10 games and 3-2 in the last five at home.
The Las Vegas Raiders offense has averaged 23.4 points in the last five contests, a statistic that demonstrates an impressive level of consistency given the team’s overall average of 23.9 points per game throughout this season. The defense, however, has lagged behind compared to most of the league’s defensive lines, allowing 24.2 points per game this year,.
Unfortunately, the Las Vegas Raiders are already eliminated from playoff contention. While expectations weren’t high going into this regular season, the 6-10 hosts are already down and out. Locking onto a strong pick in the NFL draft order is the best they can hope for now.
Kansas City Chiefs Form
The Kansas City Chiefs have a knack for beating AFC West teams, having won ten of their last 11 divisional matchups. Their last match ended 27-24 against the Denver Broncos, leaving them 9-1 in the last ten games.
The Kansas City Chiefs rank up in first-place in the NFL’s offensive rankings, with 29.1 points per game this season and 33.0 points on the road. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 22.6 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 22.3 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Despite winning their division, the Kansas City Chiefs can’t rest on their laurels just yet. The next step for the AFC West champions is to hold on to first seed in the AFC Conference. This will hand them a bye week for the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Kansas City Chiefs H2H history
The total reached 53.0 points in the most recent encounter between these teams in October 2022. The matchup ended in a 30-29 road victory for the Kansas City Chiefs back then. Judging by the way the past ten head-to-head matches played out, the visitors are probably savoring this latest matchup. They have claimed nine wins straight up and only lost one time.
The Las Vegas Raiders managed an average of 19.3 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Kansas City Chiefs, who averaged 35.5 points.