Given the amount of money that teams spend and the salary cap that needs to be adhered to, the fortunes of every NFL team are often dictated by how well they do in the draft. While we always feel as though the first round of the draft is filled with “can’t miss” players, the reality is that it’s very often the players that go in the later rounds who prove to be the future stars. It is now totally obvious that the Kansas City Chiefs landed themselves a star of today in Patrick Mahomes, as the young QB is lighting up the league in what could well prove to be an MVP season for the young man.
We are going to need to wait and see how the Oakland Raiders do in their first draft with Gruden as head coach, as they have been stockpiling picks in hopes of rebuilding from the ground up. It will be these two teams who hook up in Oakland this weekend, with the Chiefs in as a 15 ½ point favorite. The point total for this one has been set at 55.
Chiefs vs Raiders NFL Week 13 Lines & Game Preview
- When: Sunday, December 2, 4:05 PM EST
- Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 13 Lines: Kansas City Chiefs -15.5 (Total 55)
- Partly Cloudy: 12°C/54°F
- Humidity: 92%
- Precipitation: 13%
- Cloud Cover: 30%
- Wind: 11 mph S
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?If you want to get an idea of just how exciting this Chiefs team has been to watch this season, go back and catch a replay of their 54-51 loss to the LA Rams. They went toe to toe with the team that many regards as the Super Bowl champion in waiting, and while they lost that game, they proved that they belong with the big boys in this league. The Chiefs have been lighting it up on the offensive side of the football this year, averaging just shy of 37 PPG.
They are a little wobbly on defense at times, giving up over 36 PPG, but they are unlikely to be troubled by an anemic Raiders offense this Sunday. Not only is this team winning, but they are also covering, too, going 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games. They are 8-2 SU in their last 10 meetings with the Raiders.
- Average Score For: 36.73
- Total Yards: 434.25
- Rush Yards: 115.82
- Passing Yards: 318.45
- Average Score Against: 26.73
- Total Yards: 414.73
- Rush Yards: 117.55
- Passing Yards: 297.18
Why bet on the Oakland Raiders?There is really very little to like about this Oakland team, particularly the way in which they have treated their veteran players. QB Derek Carr has made it very clear that he wants to be a part of this team moving forward, yet he seems to be playing for his life every single week.
He is being put in a position to fail, with the best players on this team already gone in exchange for draft picks. The Raiders have but 2 wins this season, with those victories coming against Cleveland and Arizona, neither of which can be described as a signature win. Oakland is putting up just 17 PPG this season while surrendering almost 30 PPG. They have been hit hard through the air, which is not a good sign coming into this game.
- Average Score For: 17.00
- Total Yards: 338.27
- Rush Yards: 99.36
- Passing Yards: 238.91
- Average Score Against: 29.73
- Total Yards: 390.00
- Rush Yards: 151.36
- Passing Yards: 238.64
Chiefs vs Raiders NFL Week 13 Betting Trends
- Kansas City is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 8 games on the road
- Oakland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Oakland is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 18 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Chiefs vs RaidersI think the Raiders are going to be onto an absolute spanking here. The Chiefs will be coming in fresh off the bye week and will be looking to set the tone early. Let’s go with KC to win and cover.
Score: Kansas City Chiefs 38 – Oakland Raiders 13