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The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Las Vegas Raiders in an AFC East matchup on Monday Night Football. Kade Kimble analyzes the matchup and makes his pick.
ANALYSIS

Chiefs vs. Raiders Prediction, Pick, Odds: Will The Raiders Play The Chiefs Close Enough?

The Las Vegas Raiders finally got their first win on the season in a divisional matchup last week against the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs, on the other hand, look to be the contenders they were expected to be, as their 3-1 season holds just one loss which was a slip-up against the Indianapolis Colts, who were winless at the time. 

The Raiders' 1-3 record does not tell the entire story of their season, as they’ve played better than any other 1-3 team, they’ve just failed to complete their wins or fell just short of winning in some fashion. They’ve got plenty of talent, but they’ve failed to put it together for a good record.

The AFC West matchup will be played on Monday Night Football. 

Chiefs vs. Raiders Commanders Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: October 10, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:15 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

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Chiefs vs. Raiders Commanders Prediction

Patrick Mahomes has led this Chiefs team to three wins on the season, and their most recent ten-point win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be the most impressive yet. They put up 41 points on the offensive side of the ball. Though Mahomes didn’t have his best game, the run game complimented the offense well to help the performance. 

The Raiders' last game was a solid win over the Denver Broncos, as they won 32-23. Derek Carr played decently at best with 188 yards on 21-for-34 passing. His highlight of the game was throwing no picks. Josh Jacobs, though, had an outstanding performance with 144 yards and two touchdowns on 28 touches. Devante Adams did not find the end zone in this game, but he had 101 yards on nine receptions. There was not much offensive help beyond that, but the Raiders still put plenty of points on the board. 

On the season, Mahomes is having a much better season than Carr, as Mahomes is in contention for the MVP award early on in this season. Mahomes has thrown 11 touchdowns to his two interceptions, whereas Carr has thrown for six touchdowns and four interceptions. Yardage is there, though, just not execution. Mahomes has thrown for just 68 more yards than Carr on the season.

Devante Adams has been Carr’s best weapon, and despite Carr not having the best season, Adams still looks like a top receiver in the league with 290 yards and three touchdowns. 

Of course, Travis Kelce is a premiere tight end and has 322 yards and three touchdowns, leading all receivers on the Chiefs. He proves year in and year out why he’s one of the best tight ends to ever do it. No matter the matchup, you can expect Kelce to go out and produce for Mahomes. 

Josh Jacobs is having the better season between him and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but Edwards-Helaire is coming off a solid game. Jacobs of course had a great week last week, too, but since Edwards-Helaire had a good Week Four game, the matchup of the running backs feels slightly more even. 

Defensively, these teams haven’t been far too different. The Chiefs have allowed 352.3 yards per game and 24 points per game this season. The Raiders have allowed 367.5 yards per game and 25 points per game this season. The Chiefs offense has the edge, though, which is the primary reason I’m picking them to take the Monday Night Football matchup, but not by more than a touchdown. The divisional matchups always seem to be close, and the Raiders have yet to lose by 6 points or more this season.

Chiefs vs. Raiders Pick

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Kade has spent his last 3 years writing about the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has also been following the NBA for the past 11 years. Just recently, Kade began co-hosting the Boomtown Hoops Podcast.

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