Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Oakland Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs Week 14 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Oakland Raiders at (-3) Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Mike: Chiefs. Alex Smith always seems to play well against the Raiders (7-1, 107 passer rating), and Travis Kelce might help make sure that continues. The Chiefs tight end is averaging 15.2 yards per catch in the last three weeks and now he matches up against an Oakland defense that’s allowing the third-most yards per catch to tight ends.
Andre: Chiefs. It’ll be in the low 20s in Kansas City, and Fresno, Calif., native Derek Carr has never played in an NFL game below 35 degrees. The coldest game Carr has played in was 37 degrees last year in Week 17, and he threw an interception and was sacked six times in a 23-17 loss.
Ricky: Raiders. There’s a lot to suggest the Chiefs have the upper hand here, but I’m just not sure Kansas City’s offense, which has been relatively inconsistent this season, will be able to match Oakland’s high-powered attack. Plus, the Chiefs are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games at home, while the Raiders are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games on the road.
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