Free Week 15 Sunday Pick: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (12/14/14)

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Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Date and Time: Sunday December 14th, 12/14/14 at 1:00pm (EST) on CBS

Game Line: Kansas City -10.5 (from WagerWeb)

Over/Under: 41.5

Sunday NFL Football Analysis: The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders in an AFC West contest from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

The Oakland Raiders are coming off a 23-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers. There were some heated exchanges throughout the contest, and it was pretty apparent that the Raiders wanted to be THE TEAM in the Bay Area. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had his finest game of the season, completing 22 of 28 for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Oakland defense came alive as well, sacking San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick 5 times and intercepting him twice.

The Kansas City Chiefs come into Sunday’s contest desperate for a win losing their last 3 games. They’re coming off a frustrating loss at Arizona where they outgained the Cardinals in yardage but had two turnovers that proved very costly. The Chiefs were one of the hottest teams in the league mid-season and had put together 5 straight wins, but their Thursday night loss at Oakland was the first game of their current losing skid, with a loss to Denver following the upset at the hands of Oakland.

I’m recommending a play on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. You don’t get rich laying double digits in the NFL, but in this case I can’t look at any other way to play this game. There are 3 factors I’m looking at in this game. First off, Kansas City will want a little revenge, plain and simple. We actually called for the outright upset in week 12 as the Chiefs were in a really tough spot. They had just played a physical game and beaten the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and had Denver on deck in a primetime game the following week. Secondly the Raiders are coming off a big win. Anytime you’re having a season like Oakland is having, any win seems like a miracle. Losing teams know how to lose, and when they win, it’s like a new experience and they usually don’t know how to handle it. Case in point, after their big win against Kansas City in week 12, they go out the next week and get blown out 52-0. Third thing, the Chiefs backs are against the wall, they can’t afford to lose another game. I expect a maximum focused effort out of the Chiefs this Sunday, and this one could get out of hand in a hurry.

Sunday NFL Week 14 Free Picks: Kansas City -10.5, Under 40.5

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Game Prediction: Kansas City 31 – Oakland 7

Chad A. Dawkins is a longtime contributing member here at the community. A B-Town resident and a die-hard Boston sports fanatic, Chad is developing a reputation as a sound sports handicapper. He can be found posting winning free picks and handicapping strategies on our forums and on some popular sports betting radio programs.