Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Matchup Preview (11/22/20): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Steam (Watch Online)
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Las Vegas Raiders at home for their second meeting of the season. The Raiders handed the Chiefs their only loss on the season, so the Chiefs will be looking for payback. Both teams have a lot of COVID-infected players on their roster, so they will not be at full strength. However, both of these teams need the wins for their own agendas for the playoffs. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Matchup Page.
Date: Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
Time: 8:20 PM ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium – Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: NBC
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Las Vegas Raiders: IR (COVID): Trent Brown, Johnathan Abram, Clelin Ferrell, Arden Key, Isaiah Johnson, Johnathan Hankins, Kendal Vickers, Maliek Collins, Lamarcus Joyner, Cory Littleton Questionable: Alec Ingold, Keisean Nixon, Erik Harris, Sam Young, Maurice Hurst, Kolton Miller, Jalen Richard
Kansas City Chiefs: IR (COVID): Martinas Rankin, Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz, Mecole Hardman, Questionable: Bopete Keyes, Mike Remmers, Rashad Fenton, Out: Taco Charlton
Las Vegas Raiders Analysis
The Las Vegas Raiders are on a three-game win streak and have improved their record to 6-3 for a second-place spot in the AFC. The AFC is extremely competitive this season, considering they, amongst four other teams in the AFC, are tied with a 6-3 record with only three wild card spots available. They will need to take every win they can get but will have quite the challenge against the Chiefs next week.
The run game for the Raiders has been quite outstanding for them, led by Josh Jacobs. Jacobs is in the top five for rushing attempts, yards, and touchdowns this season. Last week, Jacobs had quite the game with a 21-112-2 stat line to lead his team. However, Devontae Booker also had a 16-81-2 stat line for four total rushing touchdowns combined on the day for Las Vegas. The last time two Raiders’ running backs had multiple touchdowns in a game was in 2000. This duo will be crucial for taking advantage of the Chiefs’ weak rushing defense.
Derek Carr was downgraded to only 25 passing attempts last game against the Broncos in a huge blowout win. He had a great game last time against the Chiefs with 347 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Darren Waller and Henry Ruggs in the game. He will be important to open the run game for Josh Jacobs and Devontae Booker.
The Raiders’ defense will be important with containing the Chiefs’ super productive offense. Like the Chiefs, the Raiders also struggle to contain the run, allowing 4.4 yards per attempt and are below average in yards and touchdowns allowed. However, they do better in the passing game, where they have the third-best completion percentage against opponents. Their pass rush is led by Maxx Crosby with six sacks, while Trayvon Mullen has seven passes defended at the corner.
The Cheifs and Raiders both could use a win this weekend, but the Raiders need a win to stay in contention for a wild card spot. If they were to take another win off of the Chiefs, they would only be one win behind them. They will need to put pressure on Mahomes in this game while attacking the run with Josh Jacobs on their end.
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Kansas City Chiefs Analysis
The Chiefs are 8-1 and are leading the AFC West in the first place. While the Chiefs may have usually started to coast through the rest of the season to save energy for the playoffs, they will certainly want to take over the one bye week spot in the playoffs to save themselves for deeper in the playoffs. This will be a crucial game for them as the Raiders handed them their only loss on the season.
Patrick Mahomes has been playing at an MVP level this season again and has started to pick it up again. In the past two weeks, he has 788 yards, nine touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The last time he played the Raiders, he still had a 340-2-1 stat line in their eight-point loss. Las Vegas allows the third-lowest completion percentage per game against their opponents at just over 61%. Mahomes will be looking for a comeback win against his division rival.
The Chiefs’ receivers are in a bit of a bind after Mecole Hardman landed on the COVID injured reserve list on Wednesday of this week. However, the Chiefs reported that they expect Sammy Watkins to return to the lineup after getting injured in week five when the Chiefs last played the Raiders this season. Sammy Watkins had a 2-24-1 line last time he played against the Raiders, so he could have a good game against them next week.
The Chiefs’ defense will be a crucial factor for their victory. Kansas City has one of the best passing defenses in the league and ranks in the top ten for opponent completion percentage, allowed passing yards and touchdowns, and opponent yards per attempt. Last game, they allowed Derek Carr to drop 347-3-1 on them for their 40-32 win. However, they will need to scheme well around Josh Jacobs, who had two touchdowns against them last time. Considering the Chiefs allow 138 rushing yards per game and 4.8 rushing yards per attempt, they will need to plan on defending Jacobs in the backfield.
The Chiefs could use every win they can get to have a shot at taking the bye week in the first round of the playoffs in the AFC. The Raiders handed them their only loss of the season in week five, so they will need to take revenge on them this Sunday night. Expect a big game from Mahomes and key games from the defensive line to stop the run.
Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart
Betting Corner Chiefs -8
Spread: +/- 8
Moneyline: Chiefs -315, Raiders +255
Spread: Chiefs -8
Moneyline: Chiefs -315
This one is a close call, but I believe the Chiefs will not lose two in a row to the Raiders this season. While the spread may seem like a scary bet, too, the Chiefs are 3-1 against a spread where they are favored by 7-10 points. I like the Chiefs’ money line and spread for this one as they make a push for the bye week in the AFC.
As I mentioned before, the last time these two teams played each other, they put up 72 points combined. The line is reasonably set at 57, but I think it should go over with how productive these two offenses can be. The over should be the way to go next week.
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Love/Hate Fantasy Picks
Clyde-Edwards Helaire has averaged 14.1 points per game in fantasy this season. While he has only been in the endzone three times, he still manages to put up points. He has seen only one game under 10 points and deserves to remain a starting fantasy running back for teams. Considering the Raiders have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs this season, I would start Clyde next week.
Nelson Agholor has been extremely inconsistent this year while managing to average 9.3 points per game. Considering he has had four games over 13+ points, that average should tell you how his off days go. Darren Waller is the main target for Carr, along with his running backs in the backfield. While Agholor had 14.7 points against the Chiefs in week five, it was only off of two catches.