The top two teams in the AFC West collide when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The division-leading Chiefs (4-0) have won the AFC West title four straight seasons and can build a three-game lead just five weeks into the year with a victory on Sunday. They also are tied with Buffalo for the best record in the AFC. Meanwhile, the second-place Raiders (2-2) have lost back-to-back games to New England and Buffalo and haven't won the division since claiming three straight AFC West titles from 2000 to 2002.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. Kansas City is an 11-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Raiders odds from William Hill, while the over-under is 54.5. Before making any Raiders vs. Chiefs picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Chiefs vs. Raiders spread: Kansas City -11
- Chiefs vs. Raiders Over-Under: 54.5 points
- Chiefs vs. Raiders money line: Kansas City -650, Las Vegas +475
- KC: Opponents have just three sacks this season, tied for the fewest in the league.
- LV: The Raiders rank second in the NFL in third down conversions (52.9 percent).
Why the Chiefs can cover
Kansas City has a favorable matchup going against Las Vegas' defense. Through four games, the Raiders are allowing 30.0 points per game, and only eight teams are giving up more. This is just the fifth time in franchise history that the Raiders have allowed at least 120 points in the first four games of a season.
In addition, the Chiefs have dominated the series against Vegas recently. Kansas City has won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the teams, including the last five. The Chiefs' average margin of victory during the five-game winning streak is 19.8.
Why the Raiders can cover
Quarterback Derek Carr is playing arguably the best football of his career. The seven-year veteran has completed 73.6 percent of his passes and has thrown eight touchdown passes without an interception. His completion percentage and quarterback rating (113.6) would be the highest of his career.
In addition, Las Vegas has been one of the best teams on third down this season. Through four weeks the Raiders are converting 52.9 percent of their third downs. That ranks second in the league.
How to make Chiefs vs. Raiders picks
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