Sunday, November 22, 2020, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 8:20 p.m. ET
Chiefs at Raiders Betting Preview: Chiefs (-7.5/-110), Raiders (+7.5/-110)
Kansas City Chiefs
The Super Bowl champs are 8-1 and can avenge that lone blemish as a heavy favorite. The Chiefs’ 40-32 home loss to the Raiders on Oct. 11 was one of two times the Kansas City defense allowed more than 20 points. The running game has not been at its best of late, but had a chance to make improvements over the bye week.
The Chiefs had 36 rushing yards in a Nov. 8 victory over the Panthers and 50 on 20 carries one week earlier against the Jets. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes saw heavy pressure in the defeat to the Raiders and Kansas City will be challenged to fix that Sunday after starting offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both have a chance to play Sunday, but will miss key practice days this week.
Las Vegas Raiders
Quarterback Derek Carr had 347 yards passing in the earlier victory over the Chiefs, with four completions over 40 yards. And while the Raiders no doubt are pleased with the victory, they have the Chiefs’ full attention now.
The Raiders have been one of the worst teams in the NFL at dealing with COVID-19 protocols and will be facing more challenges after six more active defensive players went on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Many of them could return by Sunday.
The Raiders are 6-3 but just 2-2 at their new $2 billion home venue just off the Las Vegas strip. They are coming off a convincing 37-12 home victory over the Broncos last Sunday which was powered by 203 rushing yards and four interceptions.
Chiefs at Raiders Betting Pick for Week 11
As impressive as the Raiders have been this season, especially when considering their COVID-19 issues, they likely aren’t good enough to overcome a fully-engaged Chiefs team.
Kansas City apparently was upset the Raiders did a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium in their team buses after that Oct. 11 game, but the loss to their longtime rival will be enough motivation.
Chiefs at Raiders Betting Pick: Chiefs 35, Raiders 24
Chiefs at Raiders Best Bet for Week 11
While the Chiefs might want to work on their running game this week, they will be most interested in ripping off chunks of yards any way possible and figure to show no mercy.
The teams combined for 72 points the last time they played and another high-scoring affair appears to be on tap.
Chiefs at Raiders Best Bet: GAME OVER 48.5 TOTAL POINTS (-110)