The Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders are set to kick off their Week 15 NFL betting clash on Sunday 12/16, and I’m set to make my football pick for the affair at the O.co Coliseum. Kickoff is set for 4:25 ET, and I’ve got the perfect NFL pick for this outstanding duel on the gridiron.
Kansas City Chiefs (2-11, 5-8 ATS) +3
Oakland Raiders (3-10, 3-10 ATS) -3
I swear that there are only pockets of fans around the country that truly care about the outcome of this game, and the mass majority of those people bet on it. That’s sure as heck the only reason that I care about the Raiders or the Chiefs right now, as both of these teams are just playing for draft positioning this year (and of course, Oakland is only playing really for first round draft positioning, knowing that it traded its second round draft pick for this year as a part of the package that brought QB Carson Palmer to Oakland).
Hear me out on this one. The Oakland defense has been getting slightly less atrocious over the course of the last few weeks, but the unit is still atrocious no less. Even though the point production is down for foes, yardage sure as heck isn’t, as three straight foes have gotten at least 420+ yards against the Raiders. Kansas City’s offense hasn’t been great at all, and the loss of WR Dwayne Bowe is going to hurt. However, QB Brady Quinn is clearly the better of the two quarterbacks, and RB Jamaal Charles has been running like a madman over the course of these last few weeks.
So for once, I expect to see a relatively high scoring game that might turn out to be some fun even though both of these teams are better served winning than losing. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!
Chiefs @ Raiders Tips: Over 44