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Chiefs vs Buccaneers: Week 6 battle

Kansas City ChiefsTampa Bay Buccaneers
Oct 14, 1:00 PM | Grass of Raymond James Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds


The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will both be looking for their second win of the season at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay this Sunday. Tampa Bay is just 1-13 SU over its last 14 games.

Kansas City will likely be without starting quarterback Matt Cassel this week, who suffered a concussion last week against Baltimore. Brady Quinn would start in his place if he is unable to play.

View Kansas City vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 40.5 midweek at most shops including Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buccaneers rated this week at No. 27 and the Chiefs sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 21-13 result in favor of the Buccaneers this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 20-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 27 at 29 PPG. The Buccaneers passing attack has averaged 185 yards per game, less than the Chiefs give up through the air (205.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chiefs feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 142 yards per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.

Kansas City was a 9-6 loser in its last match at home against the Ravens. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 15 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jamaal Charles ran through the Baltimore defense for 140 yards in Kansas City's last game, but the Chiefs still lost a 9-6 decision at Arrowhead Stadium.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 24-22 loser at home against the Redskins. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (46) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Mike Williams was good for 115 receiving yards in the Buccaneers's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 24-22 to the Buccaneers.

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing outside the division are 0-10

A few Chiefs at Buccaneers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Oakland, Sunday, October 28
Tampa Bay home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 21