Free Week 5 NFL Prediction: Jaguars vs Chiefs NFL Odds
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NFL Week 5 Handicapping
(3-1) Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs (4-0)
Date: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Week 5 ATS Betting Lines: Chiefs -3.5
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Week 5 NFL Betting Total: 48.5
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The Jags bounced back with a relatively easy win over the Jets last week. Given what we have seen so far though these might be the top two teams in the AFC so all of a sudden this game has a ton of meaning and they are the visitors and underdogs.
Having watched mots of the recent Monday Nighter it is easy to fall in love with Patrick Mahomes. His ability to both deliver and make athletic plays is exciting. The Chiefs are now 4-0 but face a stiff test from Jacksonville even though it will be at home.
It is going to take a while before we can really wrap out heads around the Jaguars being good. Even though the loss a couple of weeks back to Tennessee was a clunker, they did what good team do, they responded, beating the Jets 31-12.
The win saw the first game action for Leonard Fournette. The running back has been dealing with hamstring issues all season long and even though he played he is listed as questionable at the moment. Having him in the game enables them to play the way they want to but only when he is effective.
Blake Bortles wasn’t perfect but he was able to pop some big plays and threw for 388 yards in the win. This game looks like it could be a shootout and he appears to be able to give them more of a chance to win that way this season.
However, the Jaguars defense is very, very good so perhaps they are just the antidote needed to slow down a very prolific Chiefs attack. They will press Kansas City and make Pat Mahomes sweat.
Kansas City Chiefs
After winning at Denver the Chiefs are now one of only two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. They are winning by being the top scoring team in the league with an average of 36ppg. They give up a lot too which is why it feels eventually they are due for a fall.
There is no reason not to enjoy it though. Mahomes has looked so comfortable this season and is putting up amazing numbers. Across the board they look great but the best of all has to be a 14/0 touchdown to interception ratio. When your QB is making plays and avoiding mistakes you can win in all sorts of ways.
As good as Mahomes and the offense looks at times it is hard to consider the Chiefs an elite team when their defense looks anything but most of the time. They were able to get an interception against the Broncos but it was of the fluky variety as they literally wrestled it away from Denver. This group has to be able to make big plays if they are not going to actually stop people.
This is a home game and Arrowhead is a great home field but after escaping on the road this feels like a natural letdown spot for KC. In their heads I am sure they know that Jacksonville will give them a game but at the same time winning in the AFC is generally focused on teams like the Patriots and Steelers.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Jacksonville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Jacksonville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- Kansas City is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Jaguars +3.5
That hooks is going to be huge drawing action on the Jaguars. It is hard not to like this team in underdog role, even if Leonard Fournette is not really a factor. .
NFL Free Week 5 Score Prediction: Jacksonville 24 – Kansas City 21
I really like the Jags to stun the Chiefs in this spot. They will harass Mahomes into some mistakes that he hasn’t made thus far. They are better defensively than Denver.
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