Packers vs. Chiefs Prediction
Jordan Love will start for the Packers on Sunday with Aaron Rodgers on the COVID-19 list. Will he lead Green Bay to at least a cover against the scuffling Chiefs at 4:25 p.m. ET?
469 Green Bay Packers (+7) at 470 Kansas City Chiefs (-7); o/u 48
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 7, 2021
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Green Bay Packers DFS Spin
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the NFL is investigating the Packers and Aaron Rodgers for violations of COVID-19 protocols. Rapoport added that two issues "have come to the forefront." The first issue is Rodgers choosing not to wear a mask while indoors at press conferences. Rodgers has already voiced his opposition to the rule that stipulates unvaccinated players must wear a mask while indoors with the team. He'll also be investigated for appearing in a group setting away from the team when he attended a Halloween party. Expect hefty fines to come down on Rodgers at some point. It's also possible that Green Bay is penalized in the form of draft picks for their handling of Rodgers. The reigning MVP is eligible to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list in Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs DFS Spin
Patrick Mahomes completed 29-of-48 passes for 275 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 20-17, Week 8 win over the Giants Monday night. Averaging just 5.7 yards per attempt against the Giants defense marked the fourth time Mahomes has failed to top 6.0 yards per attempt in a game this season. The Chiefs moved the ball right down the field on the opening drive only for Mahomes to toss his lone interception, misfiring on an end-zone pass to Josh Gordon that tipped into the air and was picked off in the paint. Mahomes should have easily thrown a couple more picks in this one and just doesn't look right. His one touchdown was a first-quarter, six-yard hookup with Tyreek Hill, who seems to be the only Kansas City pass-catcher capable of making plays right now. After throwing 14 touchdowns Weeks 1-4, Mahomes has just five touchdowns and six picks over the last four weeks. He'll remain a fantasy QB1 next week against the Packers, but things need to turn around quick.
Packers vs. Chiefs Betting Prediction
The Packers are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four road games and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog. On the other side, the Chiefs are 4-15 against the spread in their last 19 games overall, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as a home favorite and are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games coming off a win.
NFL WEEK 9 BETTING PREDICTION: GREEN BAY PACKERS +7