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Chiefs vs Raiders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Chiefs vs Raiders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Chiefs vs Raiders prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Las Vegas. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Chiefs vs Raiders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Saturday, January 7th, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to take on the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. This AFC West showdown has a kickoff time set for 4:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ABC.

Heading into Saturday’s game, Kansas City is a strong favorite to come away with the win. But, can Las Vegas take advantage of playing at home and pull off the upset? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Chiefs vs Raiders prediction.

  • Spread: KC -9.5 | LV +9.5
  • MoneyLine: KC -461 | LV +347
  • Total: 53.0

Chiefs vs Raiders Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Kansas City has a record of 5-0 in the AFC West. Overall, the Chiefs head into action with a record of 13-3. On the season, Kansas City has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 5th with an average differential of 6.81 points. So far, the Chiefs have been favored in 14 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -8.

Kansas City has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 32.4 points per game while allowing 25.8. The team’s also performed well vs the spread at 1-4. In their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Chiefs have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 1-4 in these scenarios.

Going into week 18, Las Vegas has a record of 3-2 in the AFC West. Overall, the Raiders head into action with a record of 6-10. This season, Las Vegas currently has an average point differential of -0.31 points per game, placing them 15th in the league. So far, the Raiders have been favored in 6 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 5.

Through their last 5 home contests, the Raiders offense has averaged 29.8 points per game while allowing an average of 25.2. Las Vegas posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 4-1 ATS. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Las Vegas has gone 4-1 vs the spread. Straight up, the team went 2-3 in these matchups.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Raiders on the spread as +9.5 point underdogs. On offense, look for the team’s 11th ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to covering the spread.

Free Spread Prediction: Las Vegas Raiders 9.5

Chiefs vs Raiders Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Chiefs have an over-under record of 8-8. So far, the Chiefs have put together the 1st ranked scoring offense at 29.06 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 22.25 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Raiders have an over-under record of 8-7-1. So far, the Raiders have put together the 12th ranked scoring offense at 23.88 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 24.19 points per contest.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 61 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 53.0

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