Sports Betting This Weekend: Chiefs-Raiders, Jets-Dolphins, & Lions-Packers

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jan 05, 2023, 7:21 PM

Some NFL teams have one final chance to secure a playoff spot.

If you want to bet on NFL games, here are online sports betting insights for the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Las Vegas Raiders, the New York Jets taking on the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions facing the Green Bay Packers.

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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Saturday, Jan. 7 | TV: ESPN | 4:30 p.m. ET

The Chiefs, who have a shot at the No. 1 seed in the AFC, are favored by 9.5 points against the Raiders in this AFC West clash.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the NFL odds favorite to win MVP, has thrown for 5,048 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on a 67% completion rate. Travis Kelce leads the team with 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns on 104 receptions.

Jarrett Stidham started at quarterback for the Raiders last week, completing 23 of 34 passes for 365 yards, three touchdowns and two picks. Josh Jacobs (1,608 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns) and Davante Adams (1,443 yards and 14 touchdowns on 95 receptions) have been Las Vegas’ leaders offensively.

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Sunday, Jan. 8 | TV: FOX | 1 p.m. ET

The Dolphins, who are still in playoff contention, are two-point football betting favorites at home against the Jets.

Who starts at quarterback for the Dolphins is unclear. However, they have plenty of talent at other positions. Tyreek Hill (1,687 yards and seven touchdowns on 117 receptions) and Jaylen Waddle (1,312 yards and eight touchdowns on 70 catches) have been among the best wide receivers in the league.

Mike White is in line to play his fifth game of the season for the Jets. He’s thrown for 1,192 yards, three touchdowns and four picks on a 59% completion rate. Garrett Wilson is pacing the Jets with 1,014 yards and four touchdowns on 74 receptions.

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Sunday, Jan. 8 | TV: NBC | 8:20 p.m. ET

In a battle between two teams still hopeful for a playoff berth, the Packers are 4.5-point favorites against the Lions.

While it hasn’t been his best season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has still thrown for 3,490 yards, 25 touchdowns and 11 picks while completing 65% of his passes. Aaron Jones leads Green Bay on the ground with 1,073 yards and two touchdowns on 201 carries.

Lions quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 4,214 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven picks on a 65% completion rate. Amon-Ra St. Brown has totaled 1,112 yards and six touchdowns on 100 catches, while Jamaal Williams has run for 994 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.