San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/11/2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Arrowhead Stadium is the venue for the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, August 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 37.5. The Chiefs were 9-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-11-0. The 49ers were 4-11-1 ATS and their over/under record was 10-6-0.
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Valuable San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco 49ers were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Important 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
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
07/30/17 DB Jimmie Ward Hamstring PUP
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers ran for 2,019 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 4th in the league. They ran 458 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers were penalized on offense 99 times for 831 yards last season, which had them 25th in the NFL in penalties. They were 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 309. They ran 996 plays last year for 4,930 yards, which ranked them 31st in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 30th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Hoyer completed 134 throws while attempting 200 passes for a completion percentage of 67.0% last year. He passed for 1,445 yards. He averaged 10.8 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 98.0 and his QBR was 61.1.
The 49ers rush defense gave up 548 attempts for 2,654 yards last season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They had 93 penalties for 780 yards on defense last year. That placed them 2nd in the league. They allowed a score on 41.4% of possessions on defense, which was 29th in the NFL. San Francisco was 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 480. They gave up a total of 6,502 yards on D, which was 32nd in the league. The 49ers were 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 322 throws on 521 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense last season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the league. The San Francisco pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,848 yards in the air, which was 14th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs were 13th in the NFL in points scored with 389 last season. They ran 990 plays last year for 5,488 yards, which ranked them 20th in the league in total offense. The Chiefs averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 16th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 305 1st downs last year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City ran for 1,748 yards as a team, which ranked 15th in the NFL. They ran 412 times last year, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chiefs were penalized on offense 109 times for 848 yards last season, which had them 14th in the league in penalties.
Kansas City was 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 311 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,896 yards on D, which was 24th in the NFL. The Chiefs were ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense gave up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 350 passes on 598 attempts against the Kansas City defense last season, placing them 15th and 27th in the National Football League. The Kansas City Chiefs pass defense also gave up a total of 3,958 yards through the air, which was 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 437 attempts for 1,938 yards last year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The Chiefs committed 109 penalties for 797 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 4th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 31.9% of possessions on defense, which was 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -4.5
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