NFL Week 5 Weather: Winds Will Make It Tough on Josh Rosen, C.J. Beathard in SF

Oct 05, 2018 1:57 PM EDT
  • Sunday's Arizona Cardinals-San Francisco 49ers matchup (4:25 p.m. ET) is sporting winds of nearly 15 mph and has seen accompanying sharp action on the under.
  • No other games this week are projected to have average wind speeds in the double digits, but the Raiders-Chargers game (4:05 p.m. ET) is right on the fence.

The weather in the NFL this season has been very uneventful thus far. This week, there’s at least something to report on.

Although the NFL forecast is underwhelming compared to what we see for this Saturday’s college football slate, we will still see some weather that could affect over/unders.

We shift our eyes out west on the shores of the Pacific to find the gem of the weekend…

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

At 14 mph, the winds in San Francisco are expected to be the highest of the week and the highest of the season. With Josh Rosen and the low-scoring Cardinals in town to face C.J. Beathard and Co., points will come at a premium.

After opening at 41, the total dropped to 40 on Thursday following sharp action at CRIS (BookMaker) that was tracked at Sports Insights. Surprisingly enough, 73% of bets are on the over, but it’s getting only 56% of the money (see live data here).

With this strong cross breeze in San Fran, these two quarterbacks (and kickers) could have some difficulty when they get some air under the ball. Unders have hit at a 56% rate in games with 10+ mph winds and a total of 40 or lower.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs

The winds aren’t a-blowin’ in KC, but there is a chance of rain and thunderstorms. We haven’t seen a lightning delay in a few weeks, but there’s a chance we get one here in Tornado Alley.

This total has also dropped since opening, from 49.5 to 49.

Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

The winds in LA aren’t quite as strong as they’ll be up north in San Fran, but they’re strong enough that you should keep an eye on this matchup.

At 8 mph to 9 mph, we could see this wind speed go into the double digits if the forecast slightly shifts. With this total way up there at 53, the under wouldn’t be a bad choice if the wind, which is also blowing across the field, kicks up a bit more.

Credit:

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: C.J. Beathard

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