Chiefs visit Redskins in Week 14 NFL clash
|Kansas City Chiefs||Washington Redskins|
After a 9-0 start the Kansas City Chiefs have lost three games in a row.
KC now trails division-leading Denver by a game and a tiebreaker in the AFC West, but it also holds a three-game lead in the AFC wild-card race, with just four games to go.
The Chiefs will try to snap their skid and solidify their playoff positioning when they head East to take on RG III and the sinking Washington Redskins Sunday.
KC won some close games earlier this season, but has lost its last three by a total of four scores. The 'Skins, meanwhile, have lost four games in a row, after blowing a 14-0 lead and losing at home to the Giants Sunday night 24-17.
Both these teams are 1-5 ATS over their last six games. As of early this week the Chiefs were favored by a field goal over the Redskins at sportsbooks such as Bovada.
Some trends involving these teams include a 5-0 SU and ATS KC run vs the Redskins since 1992 and the fact that the Chiefs won and covered four straight as road chalk. The Redskins are 4-14 SU past 18 games as home dogs.
They will face the 9-3 Chiefs, who own a 6-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redskins are 6-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Chiefs are 4-8 favoring the OVER.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 27-rated Redskins and the No. 8-rated Chiefs in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 29-15 win for the Chiefs on Sunday.
Kansas City was a 35-28 loser in its last match at home against the Broncos. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Redskins suffered a Week 13 loss against New York in their last game, falling 24-17 at FedExField.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 19-ranked offense (22.42 PPG) against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 4 at 17.83 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 235.75 yards per game, less than the Chiefs give up through the air (249 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Chiefs own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 157 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 5 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Chiefs at Redskins trends to consider:
Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City's last 20 games
Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City at Oakland, Sunday, December 15th
Washington at Atlanta, Sunday, December 15th