Week 3 Odds - Chiefs vs. Eagles
The return of Andy Reid to Philadelphia highlights a Thursday night showdown between the Chiefs and Eagles.
Coming off their first loss under coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles opened as 3-point favorites over the 2-0 Chiefs. Kelly took responsibility for some questionable time-management in the Eagles’ 33-30 loss to San Diego on Sunday and admitted he didn’t know one of the rules that would have allowed him to reinsert QB Mike Vick back into the lineup late into the game.
Reid, a veteran who spent 13 seasons at the Eagles’ head coach, will be more comfortable in late-game situations, if Thursday’s game is tight like the field-goal spread suggests. The Chiefs nipped the Dallas Cowboys, 17-16, Sunday.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS vs KC since 1992 and the Chiefs come in riding an ugly 1-11 SU mark in their past 12 games as an underdog. The Eagles have been weak as chalk, going 1-6 ATS past 7 games as favorite.
Bettors who were going with the Eagles in this one found them listed as -3-point Favorite on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 50.5 for Thursday over at Bovada.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 31-rated Eagles and the No. 30-ranked Chiefs, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 34-23 result in favor of the Chiefs.
Kansas City was a 17-16 winner in its last match at home against the Cowboys. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Michael Vick's 428-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as San Diego earned a 33-30 win over Philadelphia on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 3-ranked offense (31.5 PPG) against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 2 at 9 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 301 yards per game, more than the Chiefs give up through the air (194 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Chiefs feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 74 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.
A few Chiefs at Eagles trends to consider:
Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City at New York, Sunday, September 29th
Philadelphia at Denver, Sunday, September 29th