Free NFL Prediction: Lions vs Chiefs
Week 8 NFL betting sees the Detroit Lions taking on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday November 1 at Wembley Stadium, London. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Week 8: NFL UK
Detroit Lions (1-6) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (2-5)
Date: Sunday November 1
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
ATS Betting Lines: Kansas City Chiefs -5.5
NFL Betting Total: 45.0
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The NFL returns to London for the 2nd straight week as the Detroit Lions take on the Kansas City Chiefs inside Wembley Stadium.
Both teams were expected to have big seasons, but that however has not been the case as the Lions are just 1-6 and the Chiefs slightly better at 2-5.
The Lions dropped another decision, this time to Minnesota 28-19.
The Chiefs finally got back in the win column as they knocked off the Steelers at home 23-13.
The Lions struggles have turned into a disaster as Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have no supporting case and have both struggled on their own.
Matthew Stafford had a decent outing in the loss to Minnesota as he finished with 256 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Stafford struggled late in the game thanks in large part to his offensive line. The line continued to break down and was sacked 7 times in the contest.
The offensive line problems stem further than just protecting Stafford. Detroit’s rush offense is last in the league with 66.5 rush yards per game.
Ameer Abdullah nor Zach Zenner have just 239 total yards combined and one rushing touchdown to their credit.
The Lions defense has also been sputtering this season. The Detroit defense has allowed an average of 28.6 points per game. That comes with an allowance of 392.3 yards against per game.
The Chiefs stayed relevant at least for another week with their home win against Pittsburgh. Kansas City has battled through many injuries this season, but at least found a solid back in Charcandrick West.
West rushed for 110 yards against one of the best defenses in the league and added his first touchdown to his credit. West should be able to find some gaps in the Lions defense as they’re allowing 123.4 rush yards per game.
QB Alex Smith tossed for 251 yards as his game has improved as of late. With West starting to really find a stride, a lot of the pressure is being taken off Smith.
On the season, Smith as thrown for 1573 yards, but only 6 touchdowns. His main target continues to be Travis Kelce, who caught a touchdown pass against Pittsburgh. This season, Kelce has 489 receiving yars to go along with 2 scores.
NFL Betting Trends:
Lions are 11-24-1 ATS in their last 36 games in November.
Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
Chiefs are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games in Week 8.
Chiefs are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Kansas City ATS
The Lions are just a mess right now. Kansas City’s West should able to carve up the Lions weak rush defense here in London.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 31- Detroit 17
The Chiefs defense forces a lot of pressure on Stafford and gets to him a couple times as Kansas City grabs win #3 on the season.
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