The first of three games in the National Football League on Christmas Day features the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. This is the second game this season between these two AFC West teams. The first time they played, the Kansas City Chiefs won in Las Vegas by a final score of 31-17, back on November 26th.
The Las Vegas Raiders are out of the playoff race, with their 6-8 record. The Raiders though are coming off a win over the Chargers, which sparked the firing of head coach Brandon Staley. The Raiders are third in the AFC West.
For Kansas City, they lead the AFC West with their 9-5 record. In fact, a win in this one would clinch no worse than a tie for the divisional title. Kansas City is coming off a win on the road at New England last week. Heading into this game, the Patriots are the third seed in the AFC playoff picture.
Kansas City is -10 over Las Vegas in this one.
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Monday, December 25th, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | CBS
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Chiefs Looking to Lock Spot Up
It has been an interesting season for the Kansas City Chiefs. The defending Super Bowl Champions are on the verge of heading back to the postseason, but it looks likely they will have to play a game or maybe two on the road in the postseason. Kansas City has two of their five losses on the road this season. The Chiefs lost in Denver and also Minnesota.
Patrick Mahomes is not putting up MVP type numbers, but we are spoiled by his career, and see his 3,703 passing yards and 25 touchdowns as just an average thing. Mahomes has had issues with his receivers catching the football. His main go to guy has been Travis Kelce, who is 76 yards shy of 1,000 on the season. Kelce has five touchdown catches this season as well.
Isaiah Pacheco is questionable for this game. The top running back for Kansas City missed last week, which gave Jerrick McKinnon more opportunities. Pacheco is 221 yards shy of 1,000 on the season.
Jacobs and Adams for Vegas
When talking about the Las Vegas Raiders it’s Josh Jacobs and Devante Adams. Jacobs, who won the rushing title a season ago has had a down season. Despite being down, and missing time, Jacobs could still reach 1,000 if he can pick up 195 over his final three games. FIrst, he will have to play – as he is questionable for this game.
Adams is the top receiving threat, and will reach 1,000 yards. Adams needs just 32. He also needs 16 receptions for 100, and has five touchdowns on the season. Jakobi Meyers is second for the Raiders, with 648 yards receiving.
Chiefs Top Raiders on Christmas Night
The Kansas City Chiefs are back home, and will take on Aidan O’Connell. Josh Jacobs is questionable for this game, which hurts the Raiders big time. This is not the Chargers defense, which is what O’Connell torched last week. The Chiefs defense is actually one of the best in the league. Do not be surprised if we see much of what we saw in the first meeting.
The Chiefs score and get ahead, and stay ahead, and use their good defense to secure the win. We are going with the same score as last time, and taking the Kansas City Chiefs 31-17 over the Las Vegas Raiders. Bet the Chiefs -10 over the Raiders on Christmas Night!
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MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game
Las Vegas Raiders Team
6-8 | 1-5 Away
Las Vegas Raiders Last 5
Las Vegas Raiders Injury Report
|Name | Position
|Maxx Crosby DE
|Josh Jacobs RB
|Michael Mayer TE
|Robert Spillane LB
|Justin Herron OT
Kansas City Chiefs Team
9-5 | 4-3 Home
Kansas City Chiefs Last 5
Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report
|Name | Position
|Mecole Hardman Jr. WR
|Cam Jones LB
|Nick Bolton LB
|Kadarius Toney WR
|Jerick McKinnon RB
2023 NFL Standings up to Week 16
AFC West Standings
|Kansas City Chiefs
|Las Vegas Raiders
|Los Angeles Chargers
Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
- Kansas City are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
- Kansas City are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Las Vegas.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference West division.
- Kansas City are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games played on a Sunday.
- Las Vegas are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Las Vegas’ last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
- Las Vegas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games played in November.
- Las Vegas are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games played in week 12.
- Las Vegas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Sunday.
The following NFL betting lines are based on MyBookie Sportsbook.
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|San Francisco 49ers
|Kansas City Chiefs
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|Los Angeles Rams
|Las Vegas Raiders
|New Orleans Saints
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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|New York Giants
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