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KC Losing Streak Providing Fade Material

Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost four consecutive games and they continue to be fade worthy as the team has also failed to cover in their past four. The Chiefs will try and cure what ails them when they visit the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Chiefs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as underdogs in October.
  • The Vikings are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games after the bye.
  • 55 percent of the Chiefs receiving yards have come after the catch.

To make matters worse for Kansas City, running back Jamaal Charles suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Sunday. Charles had rushed the ball 71 times this season with all other Chiefs running backs combining for 28 carries.

The Vikings, who are coming off a bye, have discovered a gameplan full of Adrian Peterson is their best option. In Week 1, AP rushed the ball 10 times for 31 yards. In the three games since the perennial Pro Bowler has averaged nearly 22 carries a game and 113.7 yards.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Minnesota Vikings as -4.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 44.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 25-19 victory for the Vikings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Minnesota Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota battles the Kansas City Chiefs, currently with a 1-4 mark (1-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 0-3-1 for the Vikings and 4-1 for the Chiefs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

The game pits the Minnesota Vikings, currently No. 14 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Kansas City Chiefs, who rate No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 29 this week at 28.6 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 165.25 yards per game, less than the Chiefs secondary allows through the air, 284.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Kansas City Chiefs feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 115 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Chiefs were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 18-17 score against Chicago.

 

The Vikings suffered a Week 4 loss against Denver in their last game, falling 23-20 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, October 25th
Minnesota at Detroit, Sunday, October 25th

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