Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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The Kansas City Chiefs head to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 58.
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The Chiefs are 5-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Patriots are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0.
Valuable Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 5-0-0 against the spread
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
10/09/18 OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Fibula is OUT 6-8 weeks
10/07/18 DB Eric Berry Heel is questionable Sunday vs New England
10/07/18 DB Eric Murray Achilles injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs New England
09/04/18 WR Byron Pringle Hamstring IR
09/04/18 DB Daniel Sorensen Knee IR
09/04/18 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
Key New England Patriots Injuries
10/07/18 CB Cyrus Jones Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/07/18 DE Derek Rivers Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/07/18 DB Eric Rowe Groin is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/07/18 DL Geneo Grissom Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/26/18 LB Ja'Whaun Bentley Undisclosed IR
09/26/18 RB Rex Burkhead Neck IR
09/12/18 RB Jeremy Hill Knee IR
09/07/18 DB Duke Dawson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 WR Braxton Berrios Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Christian Sam Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Ulrick John Foot IR
09/04/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Izzo Ankle IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 175. They have run 318 plays this year for 2,065 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 122 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City has run for 578 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 136 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 45 times for 372 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. Patrick Mahomes has passed for 1,513 yards this year. He's completed 112 throws while attempting 176 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 112.7. He averages 13.5 yards per completion and 8.6 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 129. They have given up a total of 2,309 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 147 throws on 235 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Kansas City pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,715 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 103 attempts for 594 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. The Chiefs have had 41 penalties for 352 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.5% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 187 punt return yards and are averaging 26.7 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 91 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 69 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 17.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 26 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,347. The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 7 field goals this season and made 7, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Kansas City Chiefs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 727 yards on 15 punts, averaging 48.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 565 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the NFL. They've run 137 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 26 times for 206 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. They are 2nd in the NFL in points scored with 133. They have run 322 plays this season for 1,787 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 5.5 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 yards per completion. He has completed 121 passes on 179 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating is 96.1. He has thrown for 1,259 yards this season.
The Patriots rush defense has allowed 130 attempts for 570 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. New England has committed 33 penalties for 309 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the league. They are 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 108. They have surrendered a total of 1,830 yards on D, which is 29th in the NFL. The New England Patriots are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 126 passes on 199 attempts against the New England defense this season, placing them 28th and 30th in the National Football League. The Patriots pass defense has also given up a total of 1,260 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 4th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. New England kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 993 yards on 21 punts, averaging 47.3 yards per punt. That places them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 65 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 24 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 223 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 24.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this year. They are 4th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,112.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots -3.5
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