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The Raiders are one-point underdogs going into Sunday's contest at Arrowhead Stadium.
In a battle of two AFC West bottom feeders, the point spread reflects the unpredictability of the matchup between the 2-4 Oakland Raiders and the 1-5 Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
A quick look over at OddsShark has the Raiders as one-point underdogs, according to Bodova. That's likely due to the difficulty opponents face when going into the Chiefs' home stadium, despite Oakland having the slight edge in the matchup from a record standpoint.
Bet Online and Bodova each have the over-under set at 41.5, as both teams have weak secondaries. Brady Quinn will get the start at quarterback for Kansas City, and will face a depleted secondary to ease him into his new role. Carson Palmer has shown he can put up points, and the Raiders have been relatively adept on offense, posting a mark of 18.8 points per game through Week 7.
The Raiders have a slight advantage in nearly every important category except turnover differential, where Kansas City has forced 2.5 per game against Oakland's 0.3. These factors, combined with the home-field advantage, are what make this game extremely close, according to the experts.
SB Nation's own odds page has more comprehensive coverage of the Week 8 NFL matchups.