Heading into final week’s sport towards the 49ers, Derek Carr’s bench raised considerations about whether or not or not the Raiders would play impressed towards a top-tier protection. Ultimately, Jarrett Stidham made probably the most of his alternative, racking up 365 passing yards and three touchdowns. He accomplished 9 passes of 20 yards or extra, with two of the performs reaching the 40-yard mark. Extra importantly, Davante Adams delivered a beastly sport (7/153/2) with a number of difficult catches. Ultimately, their additional time loss formally ended Las Vegas’ postseason hopes.
Kansas Metropolis has posted 9 wins in its final 10 video games after shedding at house to the Payments. The Chiefs enter Week 18 tied with Buffalo within the loss column (3), giving them an out of doors shot at ending because the No. 1 seed within the AFC. The Chiefs lead the NFL in scoring (465 factors), however have additionally allowed probably the most factors (356) amongst AFC groups at the moment qualifying for the postseason.
A training change in Las Vegas did not assist the group by way of the primary 9 video games (2-7), with six losses by one landing or much less. Nonetheless, down the stretch, the Raiders have fought exhausting in each sport (4-3). Their three losses got here by three factors every. Las Vegas struggles to hurry the quarterback (25 sacks, none within the final three video games) whereas fading within the final three weeks towards the run (32/206/1, 27/106 and 27/170/2). His protection does squeeze within the purple zone (20 subject objectives of their final 9 video games), however offenses have three-minimum touchdowns in 9 of 16 video games.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. Odds Las Vegas Raiders
cash line: Bosses (-450) | Raiders (+350)
Unfold: KC-8.5 (-118) | LV +8.5 (+100)
Whole: 52.5 – Extra: (-110) | Bass: (-110)
Sport info: Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 4:30 p.m. Japanese Time | abc
Direct bosses document: 13-3
Register of Chiefs In opposition to the Propagation: 4-11-1
Raiders direct document: 6-10
Raiders towards the unfold document: 8-8
Offensively, the Raiders run the ball effectively (403/1,960/13 – 4.9 yards per rush), and the passing sport distributes the ball effectively between operating backs (88/660/2), large receivers (188/2,521/20 – due to Adams: 95/1,443/14) and tight ends (61/782/5). Stidham’s mobility ought to assist Las Vegas’ switch window.
Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL in passing yards (5,048) and touchdowns (44) regardless of missing an affect choice at large receiver (188/2,506/13). He has one of the best tight finish manufacturing (141/1,710/14) within the NFL and is most reliant on his operating backs within the final 5 weeks (34/374/7). Kansas Metropolis scored 57 touchdowns in 2022, with loads of assist operating the ball (389/1,802/15).
Kansas Metropolis will stress the quarterback (49 sacks), main them to achieve simply 6.7 yards per go try (6.0 of their final 4 video games). The Chiefs will hand over dashing yards (1,724), however the operating backs have solely seven dashing touchdowns. Offenses can beat Kansas Metropolis with landing passes (32).
Details about odds and bets
With this sport going down on Saturday, all eyes across the NFL shall be watching. Three groups (BUF, CIN and KC) are very near getting a bye within the first spherical of the AFC. Since transferring to Las Vegas, the Raiders are 1-4 towards the Chiefs, with a pair of blowout losses in 2021 (41-14 and 48-9). Earlier this season, Kansas Metropolis posted a 30-29 victory at house towards Las Vegas. Mahomes has been a wizard all season and he ought to discover a approach to win this sport. My guess is on the Raiders with the factors. The one group to beat Las Vegas by multiple landing in 2022 was the Saints (24-0).
· Kansas Metropolis has did not cowl the hole in its final six video games towards the AFC West. Plus, they’re 0-4 vs. the betting line of their final 4 video games once they’re street favorites.
- The Chiefs are 1-4 towards the unfold of their final 5 video games. Of their 13 wins, they’ve lined six instances.
- Las Vegas is 6-0 towards level distinction when dealing with a group with a successful document (4 video games have been at house).
- The Raiders are 5-2 towards the unfold of their final seven video games and 4-1 of their final 5 video games as losers.
BET: Raiders +8.5