A quick look ahead to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday ...
The early odds on the biggest game of the season have the Chiefs as favorites over the Raiders. The Chiefs, who host the Raiders for Thursday Night Football, are currently listed as 3.5-point favorites over the Raiders.
Like you I can’t wait for this game. It’s going to be bonkers with so much on the line. The 10-2 Raiders visiting the 9-3 Chiefs for the AFC West lead. If the Raiders win, they’re in the drivers seat to win the division. If the Chiefs win, they would be the new division leaders with the tiebreaker over the Raiders.
Every NFL game is impossible to predict because the talent level between teams is pretty close but this one especially is impossible to predict because it’s on Thursday night. It’s so hard to tell how teams will respond to playing on a short week. The advantage the Chiefs have is that they’re not traveling, the Raiders are.
I’ll be curious to see if this line stays the same all week or if the gamblers push it up or down.