Free NFL Expert Predictions - Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders

Ian Cameron

Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:35 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 11:35 PM UTC

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides his NFL Pick Of The Week for NFL Sunday action. This week he finds betting value on the Kansas City Chiefs and Andy Reid's awesome after-bye week record.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders

NFL POW Record: 3-2 60%

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a bye week with multiple factors in their favor. They haven’t played since an ugly Sunday night blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers a couple weeks ago and now have time to practice and prepare for this AFC West divisional matchup as well as get several key players healthier for this game including RB Jamaal Charles who is expected to have a much larger role in the offense this week after playing limited snaps in their last game against Pittsburgh. There are few head coaches who have been better off a bye week than Andy Reid who has a marvelous 15-2 SU record in 17 games following a bye week in his head coaching career with the Chiefs and Eagles. 

Oakland has been finding ways to win on a weekly basis coming into this game with sole possession of 1st in the AFC West with a 4-1 record but the Raiders were somewhat fortunate to win each of their games against New Orleans, Baltimore, Tennessee and San Diego as all of those wins came by a TD or less. The Raiders have been outgained in 5 straight games and have one of the worst statistical defenses in the NFL so far this season giving up 7.2 yards per play and even though their offense led by QB Derek Carr has been dynamic and the reason they have won all their games. 

I don’t trust the offense to carry Oakland to another win here against a better defensive team with extra time to design a good game plan to shut them down which is something teams that Andy Reid has coached have been able to do successfully over the years. For my NFL Pick, I expect Kansas City to finally end Oakland’s run of success in close games and get the win on the road.

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Free College Football Pick: Kansas City -1Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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