Monday Night Gambling Preview: Will Kansas City finally get right against Daniel Jones and New York?
I think I can speak for the whole entire football gambling community when I say this, "What the h*** is wrong with Kansas City ?!" Is the defense going to learn how to stop opposing teams? Will Patrick Mahomes stop turning the ball over at an alarming rate? Can their coaching staff figure out ways to mask their below average offensive line? And I think we all can assume KC can and will break out of their slump, the real question we should be asking is, "Is tonight the night Kansas City will look like a true Super Bowl contender again?"
Here are the odds. presented by our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook
New York at Kansas City
Line: Kansas City (-10.5)
Gut Feeling: Daniel Jones and Co. have no business making this a competitive game. Their star running back Saquon Barkley is still out battling an ankle injury, their marquee wide receiver free agency signing Kenny Galloday is sidelined with a knee injury, and their other playmakers Sterling Sheppard and Kadarius Toney are listed as questionable with a hamstring and ankle injury, respectively.
Now, no team or person is ever "healthy" or feeling 100% in the NFL... but compared to New York, Kansas City has nothing to complain about. They have a healthy-enough Mahomes, one of the best head coaches in the league in Andy Reid, and a chip on their shoulder. It's not often that the hunted becomes the hunter this quickly in a season, but I would not want to be in the position that Joe Judge's club finds themselves in right now.
By the Numbers:
--> Kansas City is 2-5 ATS this season
--> Kansas City is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as favorites
--> New York is 12-4 ATS as road underdogs since 2019
--> The Under has hit in the last two Kansas City games
Final Thoughts: I'm taking the fool's bet, but I am sticking with Kansas City and taking the home favorites in this one. Yes, I know, KC is notoriously horrible against the spread but they have also never had to battle this type of adversity in-season since Mahomes took over as the starter. Let's remember, this team was favorites to win the Super Bowl entering the year. The mistakes they have made so far are largely correctable meaning most of their offensive turnovers are simply bad decisions on Mahomes part. Once he starts to check the ball down a little more and trust his surroundings again, they will be rolling. Even though New York is coming off their best win of the season vs Carolina, they are no match for Kansas City.
It stinks to be New York, but I would not want to be traveling to Kansas City tonight to face a pissed off Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City wins by two scores.
Official pick: Kansas City (-10.5)
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