Here is who national experts are predicting will win Chiefs-Raiders game on Monday

Davante Adams.

Wide receiver Davante Adams is in his first season with the Raiders, but he won’t be making his first trip to Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night. So he knows what to expect.


Adams, who was traded from the Packers to the Raiders, spoke to reporters in Las Vegas this week about playing the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on “Monday Night Football.”

“I’ve always known KC to be the loudest stadium,” Adams said, per the team’s website.. “I don’t know if they’ve changed the stadium, but I remember people talking about how the stadium was kind of stacked or something. I don’t know if it’s just the way that it’s actually like, just the format of the actual stands, but it’s loud every time.

“A big piece of that is, they make a lot of plays too, so it keeps the crowd kind of going consistently. Only way to neutralize that is to go and make plays for us, whether it’s on defense or offense, to kind of quiet them down. But definitely an electric environment.”

Who will win? Here is what 56 national experts are saying about the game, which kicks off at 7:15 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPN and KCTV (Ch. 5).

PIcking the Chiefs are ProFootballTalk’s Michael David Smith and Mike Florio. Smith sees a 35-20 score. He wrote in part: “Patrick Mahomes has always played well against the Raiders, and Monday night will be no different..” Florio sees a 34-24 final. He wrote: “Sorry, Raiders. Prime time in Kansas City is not a good time to play the Chiefs.”

All eight writers at CBS Sports think the Chiefs will win: Pete Prisco, Jason La Canfora, Will Brinson, Jared Dubin, John Breech, Dave Richard, Ryan Wilson and Jamey Eisenberg. Prisco sees a 33-23 Chiefs win.He wrote in part: “The Chiefs have the offense back to being top level, which is not a good thing for the Raiders defense. Look for Patrick Mahomes to have a big night.”

A 33-27 Chiefs victory is the call from’s Gregg Rosenthal. He wrote: “I’m still waiting for the breakout Derek Carr game. That’s what it will take to keep up with Patrick Mahomes. It’s not likely to happen against a Chiefs defense that has quietly improved since last year, just like the offense.”

Four members of NFL Total Access made their predictions and three went with the Chiefs. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s brother chose Las Vegas.

A Chiefs win is the pick from three Pro Football Network reporters: Adam Beasley 30-21 final score), Dalton Miller (31-25) and Dallas Robinson (31-23). This is an excerpt of what Arif Hasan wrote: “The Chiefs have had a better performance with their passing offense, passing defense, and rushing defense, while the Raiders have a slight advantage in the productivity of their rushing offense. That shouldn’t be enough to swing things, especially if the Chiefs special teams don’t create more problems like they did two weeks ago.”

A 38-34 Chiefs victory is the prediction from Yardbarker’s Chris Mueller. He rote in part: “Congratulations to the Raiders on finally winning a game. Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. Las Vegas also doesn’t look like the worst team in the AFC West. I would put that designation on the Broncos, whose problems I could see compounding sooner rather than later. That said, this is the problem with playing in the NFL’s Thunderdome division; you can’t even enjoy a crucial, potentially season-saving win for a few days before Patrick Mahomes shows up and kills the buzz. Speaking of Mahomes, he and Andy Reid delivered a masterpiece against Tampa Bay, throttling the Bucs and serving notice that rumors of their demise were greatly exaggerated.”

A 33-22 Chiefs win is the prediction from Bill Bender of the Sporting News. This is from his story: ”The Chiefs rank second in the NFL in scoring offense (32.3), and that is despite playing three road games in four weeks. Patrick Mahomes II is in MVP form with 11 TDs and two interceptions.”

The Chiefs will top the Raiders 35-23 says FanSided’s Matt Verderame. He wrote: “What’s the case for Las Vegas stopping Kansas City’s offense? Just too many weapons against a defense with Maxx Crosby and little else.”

A 31-17 Chiefs victory is the prediction from Athlon’s Matt Josephs. This is a snippet from his story: “I’m not stepping in front of the Chiefs right now. It’s unreal to see what this offense is doing without Tyreek Hill there to take the top off defenses. This is Mahomes’ worst receiving corps in his career, and it doesn’t matter. It’s nice the Raiders got the win last week because No. 2 isn’t coming Monday night. Kansas City wins easily as it continues to dominate this series.”

The 10 members of the Dallas Morning-News see the Chiefs prevailing: Tim Cowlishaw, Michael Gehlken, Dana Larson, Damon Marx, Craig Miller, David Moore, Newy Scruggs, Kevin Sherrington, Calvin Watkins and Jean-Jacques Taylor.

Each of the eight pundits at ESPN say the Chiefs will win: Stephania Bell, Matt Bowen, Mike Clay, Jeremy Fowler, Domonique Foxworth, Dan Graziano, Jason Reid and Seth Wickersham.

The six writers at USA Today think the Chiefs will prevail: Jarrett Bell (31-26 final score), Chris Bumbaca (30-24), Nate Davis (27-17), Safid Deen (35-27), Tyler Dragon (28-20)) and Lorenzo Reyes (32-23).

Four of five Audacy writers picked the Chiefs.

All five staff members at Sports Illustrated went with the Chiefs: Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Conor Orr, Gary Grammling and John Pluym.