Sunday, October 23, 2016
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The New Orleans Saints take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5. The Saints are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Drew Brees finished with 465 yards through the air for New Orleans last week. He completed 34 passes out of 49 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Mark Ingram, who finished with 51 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Brandin Cooks was the team leader in receiving with a total of 173 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Orleans got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 523 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 63 yards on 21 attempts.
Alex Smith finished with 224 yards passing for Kansas City last week. He went 19 for 22, resulting in a 86% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led on the ground by Spencer Ware, who finished with 131 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jeremy Maclin led the team in receiving with 49 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Kansas City had 22 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 406 yards for the contest. The Chiefs ran for 183 yards on 40 carries as a team.
New Orleans scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 30 passes on 45 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 335 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 1st in the league. The Saints run for an average of 78 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the league. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 413 yards per game, ranking their offense 2nd overall this season. The Saints average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 72.8 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 11th in the league.
New Orleans allows 302 passing yards per game, ranking 31st, and they allow 34 points per contest on defense, which ranks 32nd. They give up 26 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Saints allow 118 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 25th in the NFL. New Orleans allows 419 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 59.6 yards per game, ranking them 11th among NFL teams.
Kansas City averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 243 yards through the air per game, ranking them 19th. The Chiefs run for an average of 109 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 14th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 352 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the league on offense. The Chiefs get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 17th. They average 46.4 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 30th in the NFL.
Kansas City allows an average of 237 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Chiefs allow 117 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 353 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 14th in the league. They force 5 penalties for 36.4 yards in each contest, ranking 1st.
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/16 T Andrus Peat Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/16/16 DE Paul Kruger Back "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/16/16 LB Dannell Ellerbe Quad "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/16/16 T Terron Armstead Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/12/16 DB Erik Harris ACL IR
09/29/16 DE Obum Gwacham Undisclosed IR
09/22/16 CB P.J. Williams Concussion IR
09/12/16 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/06/16 DT Sheldon Rankins Fibula IR
09/04/16 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Leg IR
08/31/16 CB Damian Swann Abdominal IR
08/31/16 LB Hau'oli Kikaha Knee PUP
10/16/16 DL Allen Bailey Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/16/16 DB Marcus Peters Head injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/30/16 LB Justin Houston Knee PUP
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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