Two of the top teams in the AFC will face off this Thursday. Here are the Raiders vs. Chiefs betting odds set by Intertops.
One of the most important games of the 2016-17 NFL season goes down this week between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams are at the top of the AFC rankings, and will be looking to inch one step closer towards a Super Bowl slot.
The Raiders’ ascent to one of the top teams in the NFL has been one of the biggest US gambling news in sports this year. They went from being considered a bottom team to a potential Super Bowl winner. Derek Carr has been instrumental in their success, and is considered to be the best quarterback currently playing the NFL. Michael Crabtree has also been a key player for the team, with the most touchdowns of any player.
The Chiefs are also riding high this season with a record of 9 wins 3 losses. They have won two games in a row in impressive fashion over the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons. Eric Berry and Travis Kelce have both been very impressive in their ability to get the ball down the field. QB Alex Smith has flown under the radar for much of the season, but has been impressive with a 67% pass completion percentage with 2,567 yards.
Raiders vs. Chiefs betting odds
This game is actually a rematch of their first match on October 16th. Kansas City handily won that matchup 26-10, but both teams are in a different place now. If the Chiefs can get the victory on Thursday, they could reach the number one spot in the AFC rankings, and many online sportsbooks in the US could place them as favorites to win the Super Bowl.
Perhaps because they won the first match, or maybe because they have won seven of their last eight games, the Chiefs are coming into this game as the NFL betting favorites, according to Intertops with odds of -125. The Raiders have been wildly impressive this season, but are the slight underdogs here with odds of +105. Either team may be fading the public Super Bowl sometime in the near future, and this game on Thursday could determine who gets there.
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