Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs: Preview and Pick
4 Replies | 324 ViewsOn 09/10/2013 05:05 PM in NFL
The Dallas Cowboys started the season off with a big win against the New York Giants and now with a banged up quarterback they take their act on the road. The team that will be waiting is the Kansas City Chiefs with a familiar foe at head coach as Andy Reid leads the new look Chiefs.
Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Chiefs listed at (-2.5) point favorites. This line is very volatile as the health of Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is up in the air as he is still suffering from bruised ribs that he got on Sunday night football. Despite the injury the public is jumping on the Cowboys to the tune of 65 percent, yet the line has actually moved in the favor of the home team. The Chiefs re now listed as (-3) point favorites at most of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Cowboys are hoping that this is a new season and that they will finally meet the high expectations held by their fans. They looked good in week one with a win over the rival Giants, but they were also able to benefit from six turnovers which will not happen in every game this series.
The Cowboys will also be concerned with injuries. Although both are expected to play Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant are not 100 percent for the game against the Chiefs.
The Chiefs have their own concerns as they enter this game with running back Jamaal Charles slightly banged up. The Chiefs looked great in the first game as they dismantled the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. Alex Smith looked great under center as he tossed a pair of touchdowns and managed the game magnificently.
The latest NFL betting trends for this game reveal that both teams struggle in this spot. The Cowboys are 7-20-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 28 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games following a win and 0-4-1 ATS in the last five games in week two.
The Chiefs are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games against a team with a winning road record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week two and 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall.
Both of these teams would like to continue their winning ways when they meet on the field this weekend.
Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.