5* NFLX *BEST BET*
Kansas City vs. St. Louis,
08/18/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 17 - 31
Point Spread: +1/-105 St. Louis
5* NFLX *BEST BET* on Rams +1
The Rams were kicked in Indianapolis last week, but that won't keep me off them here. They are a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS in their last 3 (5-1 SU and ATS in
their last 6) NFL preseason home games against the Chiefs.
Kansas City has been one of the worst preseason investments for a long time. It is just 28-49 ATS in its last 77 preseason games. It's also 13-30 ATS in its
last 43 preseason games when the line is +3 to -3 and 2-11 ATS in its last 13 preseason dome games.
I'm not sold on KC signal caller Matt Cassel or what's behind him. I like the combination of Sam Bradford, Kellen Clemens and company a lot more.
The Chiefs were hit hard by injuries to key players last season, perhaps costing them the division. They believe they are a contender in the AFC West, while
the Rams are building. Because of this, the Chiefs don't have as much incentive to win. A win this week, after last week's disappointing performance, would
mean a lot more to this young Rams' squad. I believe the Rams will want this game more.