There’s plenty of betting love for Andy Reid’s Kansas Chiefs as we head into the second weekend of the NFL season.
After Sportsbook as a pick ‘em, the Chiefs have grown to 3-point favorites over the visiting Dallas Cowboys in one of largest line movements of the week.
Reid, who is in his first season in Kansas City, covered the spread in four of his last five meetings with the Cowboys during the end of his tenure in Philadelphia. Now, the big fella is coaching with a chip on his shoulder with the Chiefs.
Kansas City trounced lowly Jacksonville, 28-2, in Week 1. Dallas feasted on six turnovers to beat the New York Giants in its opener.
The Cowboys have won four of five against the Chiefs, but the last meeting was in 2009. Obviously, a lot has changed since that game.
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The Oakland Raiders are another team receiving line-moving action this week. The Raiders opened as 4-point home favorites over the Jaguars. The line had grown to Oakland -6 as of Friday morning.
Oakland surprised most pundits by putting up a fight against the Indianapolis Colts. First-year starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor played well for the Raiders and he gives them a mobile threat that they’ve lacked in recent years.
But even as improved as the Raiders looked in their opener, the early action is likely as much about betting against the Jaguars. Many believe Jacksonville is the worst team in the league, and the Jaguars will be without their starting quarterback this week in Blaine Gabbert. Chad Henne will start for the Jaguars.
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A couple totals also have been on the move this week, most notably in Philadelphia. After Sportsbook at 52.5, the Chargers-Eagles total has surged to 55.5.
The Jaguars-Raiders total is headed the other way, shrinking from 41 to 39 as of Friday.