San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/23/2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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The San Francisco 49ers head to Arrowhead Stadium to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.5.
The 49ers are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Chiefs are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-0-0.
Valuable San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
09/16/18 OL Erik Magnuson Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/16/18 G Joshua Garnett Toe is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/16/18 LB Malcolm Smith Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/16/18 WR Marquise Goodwin Quad is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/12/18 LB Brock Coyle Neck IR
09/08/18 LB Dekoda Watson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 RB Jerick McKinnon ACL IR
09/04/18 S Marcell Harris Achilles IR
08/03/18 WR Victor Bolden Jr. Suspension 4- game suspension (elgible to return 10/7 vs Arizona)
07/03/18 LB Reuben Foster Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs Kansas City)
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
09/16/18 LB Ben Niemann Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/16/18 DB Eric Berry Heel is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers are 20th in the National Football League in points scored with 46. They have run 121 plays this year for 673 yards, which ranks them 12th in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 16th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Francisco has run for 280 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in the league. They've run 53 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 107 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the NFL in penalties. Jimmy Garoppolo has passed for 467 yards this year. He's completed 33 throws while attempting 59 passes for a completion percentage of 55.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 77.4. He averages 14.2 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
San Francisco is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 51. They have given up a total of 770 yards on D, which is 24th in the league. The 49ers are 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 26th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 54 throws on 89 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense this season, ranking them 19th and 13th in the league. The San Francisco pass defense has also surrendered a total of 556 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 50 attempts for 214 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the NFL against the run. The 49ers have had 17 penalties for 157 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 233 yards as a team, which ranks 9th in the NFL. They've run 52 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 18 times for 126 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the league in penalties. They are 6th in the NFL in points scored with 80. They have run 109 plays this season for 811 yards, which ranks them 5th in the league in total offense. The Chiefs average 7.4 yards per play, which is 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Patrick Mahomes averages 10.6 yards per pass attempt and 15.3 yards per completion. He has completed 38 passes on 55 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.1%. His quarterback rating is 143.3. He has thrown for 582 yards this season.
The Chiefs rush defense has allowed 35 attempts for 156 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. Kansas City has committed 19 penalties for 135 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 45.5% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the league. They are 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 65. They have surrendered a total of 1,016 yards on D, which is 28th in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Their pass defense has given up 7.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 73 passes on 111 attempts against the Kansas City defense this season, placing them 9th and 27th in the National Football League. The Chiefs pass defense has also given up a total of 860 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -4.5
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