Sports betting fans know that the Kansas City Chiefs need to do something to gain back momentum after a couple of games they would very much like to forget. Perhaps the solution comes in the form of the Arizona Cardinals, who visit Arrowhead Stadium (natural turf) for a Sunday game that is slated to get underway at 1 PM ET. In the sports betting odds for this game, the Chiefs are favored by eight points, with the total on the game posted at 44 points.
Arizona Cardinals (3-6 SU & ATS) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-4 SU & ATS)
Live at Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
Sunday, November 21 -- 1 PM ET
Sports Betting Odds:
Kansas City -8
Here are some of the trends as they impact the sports betting odds for the Arizona Cardinals:
· Arizona has played seven of its last eight games OVER the total
· Arizona has lost five of its last six games SU
· Arizona has covered two of its last eight games
· Arizona has played five of its last seven road games OVER the total
· Arizona has lost five of its last six road games SU
· Arizona has covered two of its last eight road games
The Chiefs are currently tied with the Oakland Raiders atop the AFC West, but all of a sudden there are the San Diego Chargers, the perennial division power, breathing down their necks. Kansas City showed it had a long way to go to become a genuine AFC contender when it blew a late lead against Oakland and laid down in overtime, then they were blown away by Denver, which scored 49 points. Things got so embarrassing for Kansas City coach Todd Haley that he refused to shake Josh McDaniels' hand after the game was over.
Many sports betting observers feel that the arrival of the Cardinals may serve as something of an elixir for the ailing Chiefs. Arizona laid down last week against Seattle at home and have allowed 1400 yards to their opponents over the last three weeks. The Cards would seem to be a little vulnerable to the run (4.3 ypc allowed), and Kansas City has averaged 213 yards on the ground in its four home games, which have all been wins.
Here are some of the trends as they impact the sports betting odds for the Kansas City Chiefs
· Kansas City has covered two of its last six games
· Kansas City has played four of its last five games OVER the total
· Kansas City has lost four of its last six games SU
· Kansas City has won four of its last five home games SU
· Kansas City has covered eight of its last 25 home games
· Kansas City has lost 19 of its last 25 home games SU
· Kansas City has won four of the last five meetings SU
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Naturally, the question must be asked as to whether Kansas City should be laying more than a touchdown in this game. I'm thinking it isn't too much to ask the Chiefs, especially coming off two losses that have stung so badly. The one thing you can say about Matt Cassel is that he has a great ratio of touchdowns to interceptions (16 to 4, as a matter of fact) but he really doesn't have a lot of wide receiver talent to call upon. Dexter McCluster may be available to the team again, and that certainly helps out. Sports bettors should know that this isn't a KC team that is at full strength.
But they can probably exploit the cards' quarterback weaknesses. Tamba Hali (eight sacks) is a genuine threat to Arizona QB Derek Anderson, and the Chiefs should be healthier in the secondary, with Kendrick Lewis coming back after being sidelined. One thing that isn't lost on us is that Todd Haley obviously is very well-versed on this Arizona defense, having lined up against them as the Cards' offensive coordinator. He and ken Whisenhunt are good friends, but that won't prevent him from putting a licking on this foe after being bruised last Sunday. We'll lay the points with Kansas City in the sports betting odds.
JAY'S PLAY: KANSAS CITY -8 **
(Graded on a scale of 1-4 stars)
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