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Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs Odds
Andy Reid renews acquaintances with a former rival when he leads his 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs against the 1-0 Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium (1 pm ET, CBS).
In the early betting this game, which matches a KC team that beat Jacksonville in its debut under Coach Reid against a Dallas squad that exorcised a demon in beating the Giants at home Sunday night, was listed as a pick 'em.
Kansas City has struggled in this position lately, with a 1-6 ATS mark the past 7 games they were a home favorite.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Chiefs at No. 1 and the Cowboys at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 50-29 result in favor of the Chiefs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 31 PPG. The Chiefs aerial game is averaging 171 yards per game, less than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 428 YPG per game.
In their last action, Dallas was a 36-31 winner at home against the Giants. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (67) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Cowboys's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Tony Romo as they handed New York a 36-31 loss at AT&T Stadium.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 28-2 winner on the road against the Jaguars. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (30) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5
Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Cowboys at Chiefs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas's last 11 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games at home
Kansas City is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas home to St. Louis, Sunday, September 22
Kansas City at Philadelphia, Thursday, September 19