Eagles vs. Chiefs Prediction
Will the Chiefs improve to 2-0 on the season with a win and a cover against the Eagles at 1:00PM ET today?
Who: Eagles (1-0) at Chiefs (1-0)
When: 1:00PM ET, Sunday, September 17
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Chiefs are now 5-point home favorites versus the Eagles, who opened as 4-point underdogs for this game. As for the total, the number hit the board at 47.5 but was bet down to 47.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Eagles are now a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games played in the month of September and are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. Where they have struggled is on the road, failing to cover in six of their last eight games away from Lincoln Financial Field.
Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
After beating the Patriots outright as an underdog last Thursday night, the Chiefs are now 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall. That said, they're just 3-9 against the number in their last 12 home games and have failed to cover in 10 of their last 14 games after covering the spread the previous week.
OUR PREDICTION: Alex Smith isn't going to finish the season with a 86.3 QBR, but there's also no guarantee that he'll revert back to the same dink-and-dunk signal-caller he was before he ripped New England to shreds last week. I'm banking on us seeing a combination of the new Smith and the one that "manages" games and avoids turnovers. These two teams mirror each other since Doug Pederson is a disciple of Andy Reid. Thus, I'll take the more talented team in Kansas City, even though I expect Philadelphia to give the Chiefs fits until the end.
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