Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m. PT on Sunday and the game will air on CBS. Below is a look at Silver and Black Pride’s best prop bets for the matchup and all odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Raiders vs. Chiefs Best Prop Bets
Davante Adams and Travis Kelce, over 125 receiving yards (-110)
This is technically one of DraftKings’ weekly specials but it functions the same as a prop bet. Both Davante Adams and Travis Kelce haven’t been putting up the eye-popping numbers we’re used to seeing from them in the past, but them accounting for roughly 65 receiving yards each still seems pretty reasonable. Adams has been above that mark in six games this season and averaged 98.5 yards per game against Kansas City last year. Also, Kelce has had four games with more than 65 yards out of nine outings and averages 71.6 yards per game against the Silver and Black during his career.
Raiders score first and lose (+260)
There’s value in this bet with the plus money and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Las Vegas come out of the gates swinging. They’re coming back home after a tough road loss and are clinging onto their playoff hopes. Meanwhile, the Chiefs just had a draining defeat in the Super Bowl rematch on Monday night, so they hit the road on a short week during a holiday weekend which creates even more distractions. However, the Chiefs are still the better team overall and proved last season that they’re more than capable of coming back against the Raiders, erasing a 17-0 second-quarter deficit.
Chiefs, under 12.5 second-half points (+102)
To a certain degree, this is a little bit of a hedge from the last bet as a Kansas City comeback would likely require at least a few second-half points. However, there is a chance where they’re down by say seven at halftime and score ten points in the third and fourth quarters to win the game. So, both bets can cash.
Back to the bet itself, though. The Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL when it comes to scoring in the second half this season with an average of 5.3 points, 0.7 points fewer than the Cardinals (31st) and 1.5 fewer than the Raiders (30th). Also, Warren Sharp pointed out after Monday night that Kansas City hasn’t scored in the second half in over a month. Granted, one of those weeks was a bye, but three straight games with zero second-half points is a trend that can’t be ignored.
Also, the Raiders only give up 8.6 points in the third and fourth quarters per game—eighth best in the NFL, one spot ahead of the Eagles—so 12.5 points seems way too high, especially at basically even money.