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MNF Betting Preview: High-Flying Chiefs are Setting the Tone in the AFC

In what’s shaping up to be an instant classic, the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs will collide in the Week 4 edition of Monday Night Football with the eyes of the nation solely upon them.

MyBookie opened the Redskins as 6.5-point road underdogs with a total of 49.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Chiefs’ last eight games at night.
  • The Redskins are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games in Week 4. 
  • The total has gone OVER in three of the Redskins’ last four games against the Chiefs.   

Washington is riding a high right now after recording its second straight win by handily beating down the Oakland Raiders 27-10 in Sunday Night Football. Perceived by many to be a trendy preseason Super Bowl pick, the Raiders couldn’t handle the Redskins’ vastly improved defense as the unit sacked quarterback Derek Carr four times while holding Oakland’s running backs to 32 yards. 

Kirk Cousins continues to put all of the offseason contract drama in the rear-view mirror, as the signal-caller connected on 25 of his 30 throws for 365 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Chris Thompson had a career night against the silver and black by combining for 188 total yards and one score. 

If the Redskins are going to get the job done this time around, however, they’ll need to exorcise their demons vs the Chiefs. Washington has been downright brutal against K.C. of late, going 0-6 SU and ATS in its last six vs Alex Smith and company. 

The Chiefs enter the contest as the only unbeaten team in the AFC West, which is not much of a surprise if you’ve seen them play so far. Kansas City has always had a stout defense but it’s the offense that’s taking them to new heights, as the quarterback-running back-wide receiver combo of Alex Smith, star rookie Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill has been putting on a show. 

Kansas City has been fantastic when it comes to winning straight up at home, but it’s been a different story at the betting window. In the Chiefs’ last 14 home tilts, they’re 12-2 SU but just 6-8 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Washington Redskins listed as 7-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for the betting matchup was at 49 over at 5Dimes.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Chiefs to win this game on Monday 28-14. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Washington Redskins vs Kansas City Chiefs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Chiefs sit at 3-0 (3-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Washington Redskins are currently 2-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Kansas City is 2-1 OU, and Washington is 0-2-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Washington injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 1-rated Kansas City Chiefs and the No. 6-rated Washington Redskins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kansas City Chiefs' No. 3-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Washington Redskins defense that ranks No. 10 at 20 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 235.33 yards per game, more than the Redskins give up through the air (211.33 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Washington Redskins own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92 yards per game when on the road. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 14 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Kirk Cousins in defeating the Raiders 27-10.

Kareem Hunt tore up the turf for 172 rushing yards in the latest Chiefs game, a 24-10 win over the Chargers at StubHub Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington's last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to San Francisco, Sunday, October 15
Kansas City at Houston, Sunday, October 8