4* NFL Letdown Game of the Week
Oakland vs. Kansas City,
12/24/2011 13:00 EDT,
Score: 16 - 13
Point Spread: +2½/-110 Oakland
4* NFL Letdown Game of the Week on Raiders +2.5
I know the Chiefs can still win the division, but it's going to be very difficult for them to recover emotionally and physically from the biggest win they've had in a long time.
The Raiders, meanwhile, will be lacking no motivation following 3 straight defeats and a terrible 4th quarter collapse last week. They will be further motivated by the memory of a 28-0 home loss to KC on Oct. 23.
I have no problem backing the Raiders here as they are 8-0 ATS in road games versus division opponents over the last 3 seasons, winning these games by an average score of 26.8 to 15.9. They are also 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Kansas City, and the road team is 20-5-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Chiefs cannot be trusted laying points. They are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite of 3.0 points or less, 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games as a home favorite and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 3.0 or less. Bet Oakland.