|Under 57 (-117) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing on KC/LV UNDER the total. Everyone knows that the Chiefs' offense remains really good. However, its their defense which quietly remains underrated. Their 20.3 ppg allowed ranks #6 in the NFL. After getting lit up for 40 points by these same Raiders, the champs responded by allowing 17, 16 and nine points in their next three games. With an extra week to prepare, thanks to last week's bye, I expect the coaching staff to do a much better job at slowing down the Raiders. The Raiders have recently started to get pretty stingy themselves. Last time out, they limited Denver to 12 points. Remember, they rang in November with a 16-6 win at Cleveland. Prior to last month's high-scoring affair, these teams had seen their previous three meetings all finish below the 50 mark, with combined scores of 49, 38 and 38. Overall, seven of the past 10 meetings have fallen below the number. We're working with a very big number, higher than any of those previous 10 meetings, and I look for this one to also prove lower-scoring than many will be expecting.