Thearon W. Henderson
The Chiefs and Raiders contest is a game Oakland actually has a real shot at winning, for once.
Oakland opened up at -1.5 -- bettors liked that action, because the line quickly moved to -3. The Raiders are in the middle of a six-game losing streak that has brought them to 3-10 on the season. They lost those six contests by an average margin of 17 points and have given up an average of 68 more yards than their opponents.
The Raiders, though, will run into a Chiefs team that is in worse shape than they are. Kansas City is just 2-10 and have lost nine of their last 10, giving the ball away an average of 1.4 times and losing by an average of 12 points. Kansas City's anemic offense will have to deal with the crowd as well as the Raiders' normally porous defense, giving the edge to Oakland.
The good folks over at OddsShark seem to agree that Oakland is a safe bet at home.