Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 165 ViewsOn 10/28/2013 04:54 PM in NFL
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the best teams in the National Football League and they have yet to lose once this season. That could change when they go up north to take on the Buffalo Bills this week in the NFL. Buffalo lost a blowout game against the New Orleans Saints but they play hard and have some talent on both sides of the ball.
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills Odds
The NFL opening point spread for this game started with the undefeated Chiefs as (-3.5) point favorites in this outing. The early betting public placed their money down on the Chiefs at a 69 percent clip as they believe they will remain undefeated against the Bills. Despite the steady flow of cash on the Chiefs the line has actually dropped and can be found at (-3) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Chiefs won a game despite being sacked 6 times for the first time since 1986 at the Chargers against the Cleveland Browns. They did this by running the ball well. Jamaal Charles had 74 rushing yards and 46 receiving yards Sunday, accounting for 120 of the Chiefs' 331 yards from scrimmage (36.3 percent). Charles has accounted for 38.5 percent of the Chiefs' yards from scrimmage this season, the highest percentage for any running back in the league. The Chiefs rushed for a season-high 4.7 yards per carry Sunday and had 101 of their 136 rushing yards before initial contact. The Browns entered Sunday allowing 3.5 yards per rush this season, fourth fewest in the league. This could be bad news for the Buffalo Bills although they have a respectable defense.
Thad Lewis was sacked four times, lost two fumbles and appeared shaken up at times. Still, he stayed in the game, finishing with 234 yards passing and one touchdown. He will need to have a good outing to beat the Chiefs in this big game.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that this could be a tough spot foir the Chiefs to keep their winning streak alive. The total has gone over in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo and the total has gone over in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games. Kansas City is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo and Kansas City is 3-6 straight up in its last 9 games on the road.
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills 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.