Packers vs Chiefs Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers go to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48. The Packers are 6-1-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Chiefs are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Green Bay Packers played the Oakland Raiders and won 42-24. Aaron Jones led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 50 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 133 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 66.5 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 25/31 with 429 yards passing and completed 5 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball 23 times and generated 60 yards which earned them an average of 2.6 yards per rush. For the game, the Packers got 22 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 20 yards. Overall, they ran 55 plays for 481 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Green Bay allowed 24 catches on 31 throws for a total of 329 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 484 yards and forced 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Packers allowed 155 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Another game you may want to bet on is the pick from Josh Schonwald on the Eagles vs Bills game.
Packers Now 6-1 After Win
The Packers come into this matchup with a record of 6-1 for this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 26 points per game, which has them at 10th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 99 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd among NFC teams. For total yards, they rank 4th in the NFC and 9th in the league with 2,614 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Packers currently have a total of 13 passing TDs and 9 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Packers have one of the best defenses in the league, giving up 19.9 points per contest which has them at 5th among NFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Packers have allowed 1,765 yards. Opponents are completing 60.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per attempt. They have allowed 9 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. In terms of yards on the ground, Green Bay is giving up 128.9 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the NFC North and 24th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per carry which has them at 15th among NFC teams and 28th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 695 rushing yards through 7 games.
In their last game, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Denver Broncos and won 30-6. LeSean McCoy paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 64 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.3 yards per tote. Tyreek Hill was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 74 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 24.7 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Chiefs was Matt Moore who went 10/19 with 117 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ran the ball a total of 27 times and added 80 yards which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 58 plays which added up to 271 yards. On the day, the Chiefs totaled 14 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 46 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kansas City allowed 21 catches on 34 tries for a total of 134 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.0%. Overall, they allowed 205 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Chiefs allowed 71 yards on 21 attempts which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. Tony Sink has a NFL prediction for the game between the Jets and Jaguars.
Chiefs Go to 5-2 After Win
The Chiefs come into this game with a record of 5-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Chiefs have an offense that could be called mediocre in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Chiefs are ranked 1st among AFC West teams and 3rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 28.9 points per game. Kansas City is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 82 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 25th among NFL teams. As a team, they have a total of 576 yards rushing through 7 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Chiefs average 400 yards per contest overall which has them at 3rd among NFL teams and 2nd among AFC teams.
The Chiefs are conceding 21.4 points per game ranking them 3rd in the division and 13th among NFL teams. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the league. They are giving up 229 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chiefs are ranked 6th in the conference. They have conceded 8 passing TDs this season. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 150 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 149 yards per contest ranking them 29th in the NFL and 4th among AFC West teams. For 2019, they have given up a total of 1,042 yards on the ground and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chiefs -3.5
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