Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Paul Brown Stadium
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The Kansas City Chiefs head to Paul Brown Stadium to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 39.5. The Chiefs were 9-7-1 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 6-11-0. The Bengals were 7-9-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 6-10-0.
Free $60 in Member NFL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Valuable Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs were 6-11-0 against the over/under last season
The Kansas City Chiefs were 9-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Cincinnati Bengals were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
07/30/17 DL Chris Jones Knee PUP
07/30/17 LB Dadi Nicolas Knee PUP
07/30/17 LB Tamba Hali Undisclosed PUP
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
07/21/17 CB Adam Jones Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs Baltimore.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs were 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 389 last year. They ran 990 plays for 5,488 yards, which ranked them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 16th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 305 1st downs last season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City ran for 1,748 yards as a unit, which ranked 15th in the league. They ran 412 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs were penalized on offense 109 times for 848 yards last year, which had them 14th in the NFL in penalties. Alex Smith passed for 3,502 yards last year. He completed 328 throws while attempting 489 passes for a completion percentage of 67.1%. His quarterback rating last season was 91.2 and his QBR was 66.1. He averaged 10.7 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas City was 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 311. They gave up a total of 5,896 yards on D, which was 24th in the league. The Chiefs were 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 16th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 350 throws on 598 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense last season, ranking them 15th and 27th in the league. The Kansas City pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,958 yards in the air, which was 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 437 attempts for 1,938 yards last season, putting them in 26th place in the NFL against the run. The Chiefs had 109 penalties for 797 yards on defense last year. That placed them 4th in the league. They allowed a score on 31.9% of possessions on defense, which was 8th in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals ran for 1,769 yards as a team last year, which ranked 13th in the NFL. They ran 446 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bengals were penalized on offense 88 times for 726 yards last season, which had them 30th in the league in penalties. They were 24th in the NFL in points scored with 325. They ran 1,050 plays last season for 5,711 yards, which ranked them 13th in the league in total offense. The Bengals averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 18th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 341 1st downs last year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Andy Dalton averaged 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion last season. He completed 364 passes on 563 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His QBR last year was 58.3 while is quarterback rating was 91.8. He threw for 4,206 yards.
The Bengals rush defense allowed 412 attempts for 1,812 yards last year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. Cincinnati committed 105 penalties for 950 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 21st in the NFL. They gave up a score on 34.7% of possessions on defense, which was 13th in the league. They were 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 315. They surrendered a total of 5,612 yards on D, which was 17th in the NFL. The Bengals were ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 9th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 374 passes on 593 attempts against the Cincinnati defense last season, placing them 22nd and 25th in the National Football League. The Cincinnati Bengals pass defense also gave up a total of 3,800 yards through the air, which was 11th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bengals -1.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald