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Kansas City ChiefsIndianapolis Colts
Oct 9, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts Odds

1-3TEAM RECORD0-4

One of only two games where both teams are heading to a bye sees the winless Colts desperate for a win before getting their annual break.

The Chiefs meanwhile can rest somewhat easier having broken their victory cherry in Week 4 against the Vikings. Indy meanwhile suffered more injuries and seem headed for the first overall pick in the draft.

Indy is 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in their past 11 games with KC but this is not the same Colts team.

View Kansas City vs Indianapolis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Colts in this one will find them as 1-point favorites , while the total sits at 38.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colts sit at No. 30 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Chiefs are at No. 31 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Colts will win this game 10-2.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indianapolis's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 15.8 PPG, against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 31.5 PPG. The Colts aerial game is averaging 187 yards per game, less than the Chiefs secondary allows through the air, 242.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Chiefs own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103 yards per game when on the road. Indianapolis, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 22-17 winner at home against the Vikings. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (39) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dwayne Bowe hauled in 5 passes for 107 yards against the Minnesota defense in the team's last game, leading Kansas City over the Vikings 22-17 on Sunday.

Indianapolis lost its last outing, a 24-17 result against the Buccaneers on October 3. The Colts covered in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game OVER the total. Pierre Garcon hauled in 2 passes for 146 yards against the Tampa Bay defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 24-17 loss against the Buccaneers on Monday.

Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few Chiefs at Colts trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indianapolis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Indianapolis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Indianapolis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Oakland, Sunday, October 23
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, Sunday, October 16

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