Arrowhead is known as the loudest venue in professional football, so you’d expect the Raiders to have their hands full in this one considering they’re 10-21 ATS their last 31 games vs. AFC West opponents. Surprisingly though, they’re 4-1 ATS in their past five visits to Kansas City.
Oakland opened the 2008 NFL season at home vs. the Denver Broncos on Monday night, where NFL odds tagged them as three-point underdogs, with the ‘total’ coming in at 40. QB JaMarcus Russell lost two fumbles, and the offense was only able to convert on 2-of-12 third down situations.
The Raiders got penalized ten times for 96 yards in Denver’s 41-14 blowout victory. NFL bettors who predicted a lot of scoring were handsomely rewarded when the score went over the predicted football betting line.
Interestingly, guys who have JaMarcus Russell as the quarterback on their fantasy football team probably enjoyed the game very much, as his numbers (17-for-26, 180 yards, 2 touchdowns) meant little else in the Raiders’ embarrassing home defeat.
The Chiefs opened their season at New England’s Gillette Stadium last Sunday afternoon in a NFL betting clash with the Patriots. The Chiefs were lofty 16-point underdogs to the powerhouse Patriots with the ‘total’ closing at 43.
Late into the first quarter, Patriots QB Tom Brady went down with a season ending left knee injury, and second stringer Matt Cassel entered the game. As a result of Brady’s absence, the Chiefs managed to stay within the massive NFL betting line concocted by sportsbook oddsmakers.
Kansas City thwarted a number of New England drive by recovering three fumbles, which ultimately kept the game of the low scoring variety. The Kansas City Chiefs are currently 3.5-point favorites over the Oakland Raiders for Sunday afternoons pro football betting contest with the ‘total’ coming in at 36.
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