The Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs may be meeting for the first time since 2013, but the visiting ’Skins are looking for just their second win against K.C. in franchise history. Washington’s last victory over the Chiefs came more than three decades ago – in 1983.
In the hours leading up to the game, several Redskins skill position players are questionable – including running back Rob Kelley and tight end Jordan Reed – and thus, Washington player prop options are limited.
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Kirk Cousins Completions O/U 23 ½
The Bet: UNDER (-105)
Opposing quarterbacks have completed just 50 percent of their passes against the Chiefs secondary. While Cousins has averaged 22 completions per game, he only completed 18 against the Rams when the rush offense was Washington’s focus. If Kelley returns, look for the Redskins to focus on the running game against the Chiefs’ 20th-ranked rush defense (111.7 RYPG). If Kelley is inactive, I probably fade this prop.
Kirk Cousins TD Passes O/U 1 ½
The Bet: UNDER (-105)
Opposing quarterbacks – Tom Brady, Carson Wentz and Philip Rivers – have thrown two touchdowns COMBINED in three games against the Chiefs. Two of Cousins’ five touchdowns were short passes to Chris Thompson, where the speedy running back did most of the work. That’s not ideal touchdown pass production for this OVER to make good sense. Again, the game status of receivers Jordan Reed and Jamison Crowder do matter, but the stars aren’t aligning for 2+ TD passes tonight on the road.
Kirk Cousins Interception O/U ½
The Bet: OVER (-150)
Chiefs are +4 in turnover margin with four interceptions through three games. Cousins only has one pick to date this season, but threw 12 interceptions in 16 games last year. Kansas City’s defense is very opportunistic when it comes to generating points off turnovers.
Kareem Hunt Rush Yards O/U 87 ½
The Bet: OVER (-125) | UNDER (-105)
At first glance, the Redskins’ second-ranked rush defense jumps off the page. Washington only allows 62.3 rush yards per game. This isn’t ideal for Hunt’s chances to hit the OVER. However, fellow running back Todd Gurley rushed 16 times for 88 yards against the Redskins a few weeks ago. Another factor to consider, starting offensive lineman Eric Fisher is unlikely to play, which would downgrade Hunt. If Fisher is definitely OUT, look for Alex Smith to threw a little more tonight. With Ty Montgomery, Dalvin Cook and Chris Carson – workhorse running backs like Hunt – all getting hurt in Week 4, Andy Reid may err on the side of caution.
I’m taking the UNDER.
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Odds Shark Staff Mon, Sep 26, 4:51pm