Chiefs vs Raiders: Week 13 NFL Picks & Game Predictions
The Chiefs are coming off a bye, following a road win over the Chargers in week 11. Kansas City’s high octane offense stammered in that game vs the Chargers. The Chiefs offense was held to just 310 yards. However, the defense was able to flip over the ball and hang around for the Chiefs in Mexico City. KC put a stretch of execution against the Chargers together but gave up 345 metres through the air, and have struggled to stop the run. If the Raiders want to have any victory against the Chiefs this weekend, then they will utilize their game.
In terms of the offense, facing the Raiders may be just what the Chiefs need get back on track and to acquire correct. Oakland for 467 yards lit up in week 2 of this year. Patrick Mahomes threw for yards and also a season-high four touchdowns.
With the win over the Raiders this week, the Chiefs will take a three-game lead in the division. Special teams could possibly be a element in what may be a game that is close. Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker direct the league with 104 points scored via the kick. This may be a key to victory for the Chiefs this weekend.
In terms of the Raiders, they’d won three consecutive games to get back in the hunt in the AFC wild-card race. However, an awkward performance against the Jets last week that saw them lose 34-3 postponed the Raiders’ chances for the playoffs. They will need to stay at speed and maintain an entire slew of clubs if they hope to be playing with football come.
The Raiders’ ground game was solid behind rookie RB Josh Jacobs. Jacobs needs 43 rushing yards to become the first rookie in the team’s history. Jacobs leads all rookies using 957 rushing seven touchdowns, yards and also 1103 metres from scrimmage. In Terms of QB Derek Carr, he has had a regular-season supporting center for the Raiders.
What the test for the Raiders would be vs KC, will soon be defense. The Oakland defense has fought to stop the pass, which could be a problem from a team in the Chiefs that likes to broadcast out the ball. Though there were some bright spots such as the Raiders D. DEs Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell are the only beginner teammates in the NFL with a minimum of three sacks apiece. Crosby using 7.5 and Ferrell with 3.5. Search for people two to have big games against a Chiefs offensive line which may not know about their skills as rookies.
TeamRankings.com gets the Kansas City Chiefs rated as the #4 team in the NFL and has the Raiders since the 26 team. Together with the 22 status difference, the power rating difference between these two teams based on TeamRankings.com is +10.3pts for the Chiefs on a neutral area. I do not believe these teams are that far apart. The actual difference-maker that keeps these teams nearer than that which the people may imagine, is the defense. Though the Chiefs have a top 5 offense, they struggle. My defensive efficiency ratings (via SparkSports.ca) has the Chiefs since the #19 shield in the league. Even the Chiefs give up 375.7 metres per game normally and 22.9 points per game. They’ve a defensive efficiency score of 25.7percent
So far as the Raiders proceed, I have them since the defensive in the league. Oakland gives up 372.8 metres per game normally and 25.9 points per match. Having a defensive efficiency percent orf 23.2 percent, the Raiders are not far from your Chiefs as far as protection goes, which may function as difference-maker within this one.
This line opened at -10 and has been steady on the -10 weekly. It is a number which may have a little anticipation built into it, so the value could be about the Raiders when it concerns the side.
So far as the complete belongs, this one opened 54.5 and has since moved 3.5pts down to 51. These two teams typical about 49.2 points involving the both of them, and I expect this match to be a lot nearer than the last competition that saw the Chiefs triumph 28-10. I except this match to go over the team sheds and we might see a small shootout here. Give the Raiders and the over to me.
1.35percent – KC/OAK o51 (-106) via Pinnacle
1.21percent – Raiders +10 (-104) via Pinnacle
Score Prediction: Chiefs 27-22
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