The Chiefs travel to Vegas for a Saturday afternoon showdown against the Raiders. With nothing on the line for Vegas and a lot on the line for KC, I’m expecting a lot of scoring — from the Chiefs of course. With that in mind, I’m gonna sprinkle a few bucks on some anytime TD scorers.
My picks for that are below, but I’d also recommend taking advantage of BetMGM’s insane promo for Chiefs fans: Bet $10, Win $200 if ONE TD is scored BY EITHER TEAM. Here’s how to claim that before I get to my picks.
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Now, onto my anytime TD scorer picks.
Chiefs vs Raiders Anytime TD Scorer Picks
Jerrick McKinnon (-150)
McKinnon has the second-shortest odds to score in this game, but I still think it’s worth the investment. The Raiders give up the most passing yards to running backs in the NFL and McKinnon has been on a tear out of the backfield recently, scoring a receiving TD in five straight games and 8 TDs overall during that time.
The Chiefs have to win this game to have a chance at the No. 1 seed (if the Bills lose, they’ll get home field for the AFC Championship too) so I don’t imagine they’ll be resting starters. My only concern is they go up big early and McKinnon won’t get as many looks out of the backfield. But there’s a reason his odds to score are so short and it’s because Vegas sucks at defending pass-catching running backs.
Kadarius Toney (+240)
Since returning from injury three weeks ago, Toney’s snap counts and targets have increased each game. He was still on the field for only 32% of the offensive snaps last week, but he hauled in all four targets for 71 yards, an average of 17.8 yards per reception.
The Chiefs would love Toney to get going ahead of the playoffs and stretch the field to provide Travis Kelce with more room to work with underneath. With that in mind, I see him getting a handful of targets in this game and having the chance to break one for a big TD. I also see him playing more snaps, even in a blowout situation, which should lead to more chances against a Raiders defense that has one of the worst red-zone TD percentages in the NFL.
Those are the players I’m focused on for this game — a favorite and longshot. But either way, I’ll be winning $200 by signing up for BetMGM and taking advantage of their offer.