Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks Preseason NFL Picks & Parlay 8/25/2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
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CenturyLink Field is the venue for the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, August 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 41.5. The Seahawks were 9-9-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 10-8-0. The Chiefs were 9-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 6-11-0.
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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 Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 10-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 9-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
08/18/17 K Cairo Santos Groin "?" Thursday vs. New England
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 Seattle Seahawks Injuries
08/19/17 T George Fant ACL out for season
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs ran for 1,748 yards as a unit last year, 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 season, which had them 14th in the NFL in penalties. They were 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 389. They ran 990 plays last year 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. Alex Smith completed 328 throws while attempting 489 passes for a completion percentage of 67.1% last year. He passed for 3,502 yards. He averaged 10.7 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 91.2 and his QBR was 66.1.
The Chiefs rush defense gave up 437 attempts for 1,938 yards last season, putting them in 26th place in the NFL against the run. They 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. Kansas City was 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense 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.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs tried 35 field goals last season and made 31, which was 7th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 88.6%. Kansas City Chiefs kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,427 yards on 76 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranked them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Kansas City was 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 40 last year. They totaled 592 punt return yards and averaged 14.8 yards per return, which was 1st in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 95 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 943 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Chiefs averaged 23.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 86 yards last season. They were 5th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,197.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks were 19th in the NFL in points scored with 354 last season. They ran 1,012 plays last year for 5,715 yards, which ranked them 12th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 15th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 313 1st downs last year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle ran for 1,591 yards as a team, which ranked 25th in the NFL. They ran 403 times last year, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 117 times for 970 yards last season, which had them 7th in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson threw for 4,219 yards last season. He completed 353 passes on 546 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His QBR last year was 63.2 while is quarterback rating was 92.6. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 12.0 yards per completion.
Seattle was 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 292 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,099 yards on D, which was 5th in the NFL. The Seahawks were ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 331 passes on 537 attempts against the Seattle defense last season, placing them 6th and 5th in the National Football League. The Seattle Seahawks pass defense also gave up a total of 3,612 yards through the air, which was 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 441 attempts for 1,487 yards last year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. The Seahawks committed 103 penalties for 925 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 16th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 28.3% of possessions on defense, which was 3rd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle was ranked 17th in the league in punt returns last season with 30. They accumulated 249 punt return yards and averaged 8.3 yards per return, which was 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 62 yards. They returned 35 kicks for 808 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Seahawks averaged 23.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 46 yards last year. They were 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,070. The Seattle Seahawks attempted 37 field goals last season and made 33, which was 6th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 89.2%. Seattle kickers made 83% of their extra points, going 29 for 35 last year. Their punters totaled 3,126 yards on 72 punts, averaging 30 yards per punt. That placed them 27th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Seahawks -3.5 and over 41.5 total points
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