The Kansas City Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders in Week 13 with AFC West control on the line. A Chiefs win would move KC two games up on the Raiders and KC would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. A Raiders win would tie them atop the division and even the head-to-head and divisional tiebreakers.
There are plenty of notable reasons the Chiefs are favored, and for purely straight up purposes, the weather offers reason to bet against Oakland. Former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio brought up Derek Carr’s weather struggles in a discussion with ESPN’s Trey Wingo. It’s not pretty in four games where the temperature is under 40 degrees at kickoff.
So @coachdelrio knows what he speaks of. Said Derek Carr does't like cold weather games. In games where temp is under 40 at kickoff.. here are his numbers:— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 26, 2019
152 Pass YPG
51% Comp pct
9 Total QBR
Temps at Arrowhead will be in the 30's Sunday
Sunday’s game is expected to be in the 30s most of the day, including at kickoff, per Raiders reporter Vincent Bonsignore. Four games is a small sample size, and it’s worth noting that the Raiders are 2-2 against the spread in those games. Here’s a breakdown of the four games of note. The Raiders are an 11.5-point underdog today against the Chiefs. The line opened at ten and has moved since.