The 0-7 New York Jets will be taking a road trip to Kansas City for a Sunday contest with the 6-1 Chiefs. The Jets will have a difficult time finding their first win on the road against Patrick Mahomes in the Kansas City Chiefs‘ Kingdom. BetUS has broken it down for you.
Despite the lopsided matchup that should make this one of the easier NFL picks of the season, this game still presents bettors with a lot of ways to make big money on Sunday.
|Game: Jets vs Chiefs
Location: Arrowhead Stadium
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Jets at Chiefs Week 8 Betting Predictions: NFL Betting Lines
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Moneyline: Jets | Chiefs
The Chiefs did beat the Bills earlier in the year, so this is our only common opponent to view between the franchises. Like many other statistics, this would tell us that the Chiefs will still win with ease.
Pick: Chiefs to win
Point Spread: Chiefs -19½
No matter how good a team is, it’s tough to win by 20 points. The Chiefs have a top 10 offense and are scoring more than 31 points per game, but they’ve only won by this margin once. The Jets’ defense is ranked in the bottom third of the league.
Considering the Jets have the worst offense in football, I think they’ll have difficulty scoring against the Chiefs defense, which is riding high after holding the Denver Broncos to 16 last week.
Pick: Chiefs to cover
Over/Under: 49 Points
I always hate taking the under with Kansas City, but this week may be an exception. I think the Chiefs will be able to score at will, but I don’t trust the Jets to put up enough for the game to go over.
Both the Jets and Chiefs have gone under in their games more than over. The Jets have the worst offense and they’ll be competing against a defense that has a lot of talent. If the Chiefs get up big, it wouldn’t surprise me if they take their foot off the gas.
Pick: Under 49 Points
Final Score: Chiefs 35, Jets 10
Jets at Chiefs Week 8 Betting Predictions: Prop Talk
Look for the Chiefs to establish the run against a weak Jets defense. I think they’ll want to give Le’Veon Bell some confidence in his new offense, and there’s no better team to do it against than his former squad.
Expect Mahomes to be his typical self and complement a strong run game with some downfield shots. Unless Sam Darnold plays better than we have seen him play all year, the Jets will have a tough time scoring Sunday.
First Scoring Play: Chiefs TD Even
The Jets won’t be doing much scoring, so it’s safe to say that the Chiefs have a solid chance of putting up points on their first possession. The biggest question is whether they punch it in the end zone or end up kicking a field goal. We’re going to go with a touchdown, especially against the Jets’ defense.
Total TDs In The Game: Over 5 1/2 +115
This goes along with our uncertainty about the over/under, with the Jets’ ineptitude offensively and the possibility of the Chiefs letting up late being the big sticking points. Still, Kansas City likes to open things up and keep them going, especially when Bell would like a little revenge on his old team.
Team Scoring First Wins Game: Yes -250
We like the Chiefs to score first, and we like the Chiefs to win the game, so why not combine that into another bet like this? In such a seemingly lopsided matchup, it’s easy to pile up a bunch of prop bets that you want to do some NFL betting on, and this is just another one.