The New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Arrowhead Stadium.
New Orleans Saints vs. Kansas City Chiefs
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 23, 2016
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX.
LINE: Chiefs -6. O/U: 50.5
PREDICTION: Chiefs 26, Saints 23
Oddsmakers currently have the Chiefs listed as 7-point favorites versus the Saints, while the game’s total is sitting at 50.
Kansas City’s defense drastically improved after the bye week, as the team gave up a season-low 286 total yards and held Oakland to 65 on the ground. The team’s biggest weakness had been its run defense, but that’s not likely to be a big factor against the Saints’ punchless ground game. The Chiefs’ passing game isn’t especially dynamic, but the running attack took off last week with a season-high 183 yards – including 131 from Spencer Ware. The Chiefs were a 26-10 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raiders. They covered the -2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Team record: 3-2 SU,2-3 ATS
Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 9 games
Some things never seem to change in New Orleans, with one being the productivity of Brees and the passing game. New Orleans ranks second in the league in total offense (413.4 yards) and leads the NFL in passing (335.4 yards). Unfortunately for the Saints, the defense has characteristically struggled, allowing 419.4 yards and 33.3 points per contest. Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 41-38 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. The Saints covered in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 79 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 2-3 SU,3-2 ATS
New Orleans is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road