Giants open as underdog vs Chiefs
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The 0-3 New York Giants, coming off an embarrassing loss at Carolina, continue their search for their first victory of the season when they visit old friend Andy Reid and his unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium (1 pm ET, Fox).
And they seem to have a favorable trend situation here. The Giants are 7-0 ATS, 6-1 SU vs the Chiefs since 1988, while Kansas City is riding an imperfect 0-7 ATS, 1-6 SU streak in its past 7 games as a home favorite.
As of Monday morning the G-Men were getting four points from the Chiefs, who will be working on a couple extra days rest after winning in Philly last Thursday.
The Giants will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Chiefs are 2-1 ATS. New York is 2-1 on the totals; Kansas City is 0-3.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chiefs rated this week at No. 29 and the Giants sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 33-2 result in favor of the Chiefs this week.
New York lost its last outing, a 38-0 result against the Panthers on September 22. The Giants failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kansas City won its last game, 26-16 over Philadelphia on Thursday, behind a 141-yard receiving performance from Donnie Avery at Lincoln Financial Field.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 12-ranked offense (23.67 PPG) against a Giants defense that ranks No. 32 at 38.33 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 206 yards per game, less than the Giants give up through the air (253 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Giants own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 167.5 yards per game when on the road. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Giants at Chiefs trends to consider:
NY Giants is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
NY Giants is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
NY Giants is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
NY Giants is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Giants
Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Giants
Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
New York at Philadelphia, Sunday, October 6th
Kansas City at Tennessee, Sunday, October 6th