Free Week 1 NFL Prediction: Chiefs vs Patriots NFL Odds
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NFL Week 1 Handicapping
(0-0) Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots (0-0)
Date: Thursday, September 7th
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Week 1 ATS Betting Lines: New England Patriots -8
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 1 NFL Betting Total: 48
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The NFL season is finally here!
The preseason is over and the NFL season kicks off on Thursday night between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Patriots will unveil yet another Super Bowl banner, and they will get their Super Bowl rings to kick off the pregame festivities.
The last time the Chiefs and the Patriots matched up was in the playoffs in 2016 when the Patriots came out ahead 27-20.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs made some pretty big moves this off-season. They fired their general manager John Dorsey, and promoted Brett Veach to that role.
They also gave an extension to Andy Reid who has made the playoffs in three of the four years since taking over the head coaching job.
Alex Smith is still the quarterback for this team, but people question for how long he will be. Last year Smith threw for a ton of yards, but also struggled getting the ball in the end zone.
That caused the offense to struggle at times, and if the Chiefs want to pull the upset in this game, when they get in the Red Zone, they have to get in the end zone, they can’t settle for three points.
Look for Smith to really target Travis Kelce in this game, who should be the focal point again on offense.
The defensive side of the ball should once again be the strength of this team. Last year they finished seventh in points allowed in the league, and they feel like they can improve on that, especially since this team is a whole lot healthier than last year.
They brought in Bennie Logan from the Eagles to sure up the defensive line, and he needs to have a huge game in this one.
The Chiefs need to get to Brady and make him feel uncomfortable in the pocket. If they can do that they will have a chance in this game, but if they let him set his feet on every throw, it could be a long night.
New England Patriots
On the other side of this match up is the New England Patriots who come into this game favored at -8. Every year Tom Brady gets a year older, but he never seems to lose a step, and that’s what everyone expects will be the case gain this year.
Brady will have a new target to throw to in Brandon Cooks, and that addition is looking even bigger now that Julian Edelman is out for the year. He still has plenty of targets to throw too, but that injury is really going to hurt.
One thing to watch in this game is how good Rob Gronkowski looks. He is coming off a back injury, and always seems to get hurt somehow.
They really need him to have a big game in this one, and really try to attack the mismatches with the linebackers.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots also got better. They signed corner-back Stephon Gilmore away from the Bills and he along with Malcom Butler will be quite the one, two punch.
Look for them to be ultra aggressive in this game, and try to force Alex Smith into some tough throws, and get him rattled so he will turn the ball over.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in KC last 8 games in September.
- Under is 9-4 in KC last 13 games overall.
- NE are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 home games.
- Over is 9-3 in NE last 12 games as a home favorite.
- NE are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 vs. AFC.
- KC are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Patriots -8
The adrenaline is going to be really high in this one for the Patriots after raising another banner, and I think they will ride that in this game.
NFL Free Week 1 Score Prediction: Patriots 31 – Chiefs 17
Alex Smith isn’t the quarterback he used to be, and I think that the Patriots will be able to force a couple of interceptions out of him.
The Patriots will cruise to an easy victory, and cover the spread in this one.
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