Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 156 ViewsOn 09/30/2013 04:28 PM in NFL
The schedule for week five will feature a game that centers on two very surprising teams in the NFL this season. The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0 this season and are looking like playoff contenders. The same could be said for their opponent, the Tennessee Titans. Both of these teams are off big victories and will look to continue the impressive run when they take to the field this week.
Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Chiefs listed as (-2.5) point favorites. Now that the public is buying into Andy Reid and the Chiefs the early wagering is coming in on Kansas City as over 70 percent of the early wagers are n the road team. With the overwhelming amount coming in on Kansas City, the line has moved and can now be found at (-3) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Chiefs pounded the winless New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday, it's obvious that importing a cool, savvy quarterback from San Francisco and bringing in a smart, no-nonsense coach from Philadelphia also had a lot to do with a rags-to-riches transformation. With Reid and Alex Smith the Chiefs may be turned around. A win against the Titans would only cement that fact.
Tennessee's average starting field position was the Titans' 37-yard line, its best in a game this season. The Chiefs lead the league with an average starting field position of their own 37-yard line. Three of Tennessee's six first-half drives started in Jets' territory, all of which resulted in touchdowns, and helped the Titans jump out to a 24-6 halftime lead. An injury to Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker could be a big problem as they go up against the Chiefs this week. Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over if Locker cannot go.
The latest NFL betting odds show that the home team may have the edge in this matchup.
Tennessee is 6-3 straight up in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City, but they are just 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in that time span. Kansas City is 4-12-1 straight up in its last 17 games, but this is a different team from a year ago. The total has gone under in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road and the total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing Kansas City.
Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans 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.