Panthers Favored Over KC

After winning their first game of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs try to use that momentum when they face the 3-1 Carolina Panthers this Sunday.

Oddsmakers have established the Panthers as 9.5-point favorites.

Bet the Chiefs at Panthers

Kickoff: 1:05PM ET CBS

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Carolina as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: 38

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 61% of bettors favor the Panthers –9.5 at home against the Chiefs.

Top Trends for this game:

KANSAS CITY is 12-26 ATS (-16.6 Units) in road games off a win against a division rival since 1992.

CAROLINA is 50-28 ATS (+19.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1992.

Key Player Injuries:

KANSAS CITY

[CB] Patrick Surtain missed last game, %27?%27 - Shoulder - 09/21/08

(!) [QB] Brodie Croyle out indefinitely - Shoulder - 09/07/08

[WR] Kevin Robinson expected to miss at least six weeks. - Knee - 08/27/08

CAROLINA

[LB] Dan Connor expected to miss the rest of the season - Knee - 09/22/08

[G] Travelle Wharton missed last game, %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08

[WR] Ryne Robinson missed last game, %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08

[QB] Matt Moore is out 4-6 weeks. - Leg - 09/03/08

Prediction:

The Chiefs got back on track last week because they were able to run Larry Johnson down Denver’s throats. Kansas City might have a rougher time doing that this week against a Carolina team that has kept LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson and Michael Turner under 100 yards in each of their three wins. The Panthers have also shown a bit of offensive firepower at times this year, especially last week when receivers Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad were able to run wild throughout Atlanta’s secondary. The two wide outs might do the same this week against a Chiefs’ secondary that starts rookies at the cornerback positions. We predict the Panthers over the Chiefs 33-10.

Bet the Chiefs at Panthers

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