We have a great battle between the NFL’s best on Sunday!
The New Orleans Saints host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. The winner will keep hold of their conference’s top seed. The Saints currently hold the NFC’s top spot, while the Chiefs have the AFC’s.
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Here are the current betting odds, via FanDuel Sportsbook (odds subject to change):
Moneyline: KC: (-156), NO: (+132)
Spread: KC: -3 (-105), NO: +3 (+115)
Total: 51.5 – Over: (-106), Under: (-114)
Here’s our take for Sunday’s game:
Bourbon Street dwellers should probably stay inside on Sunday. The Mahomes train travels to the “Paris of the South” this week. They’ll leave with a win and a bowl of NOLA’s best gumbo.
We know everything you’re saying. The Chiefs haven’t covered a spread in five straight. They’re not blowing anyone out yet are backed by the public heavily each week. The only winners are the sportsbooks!
We get it. Nobody loves backing a home underdog more than us, and we especially love them coming off an ugly road loss. But this game will probably be decided by who has the ball last. Patrick Mahomes is playing fantastic and we don’t know yet if Drew Brees is fully healed from his injury.
Admittedly, if this line shoots up a few points, we might back off. The line appears to be precisely where it should be, and if you don’t want the chance of a push, perhaps buy a point. We’re comfortable with laying three points though.
Sure, the Chiefs are 6-7 ATS this season, but their margin to cover has averaged around 8.5 points. Two or more scores are challenging for any NFL team to cover.
The obvious argument against Kansas City is that they’re playing against a defense that only allows 20.4 points per game (4th in the NFL). Keep in mind, Mahomes just torched an excellent Miami Dolphins defense last week for 393 yards and two touchdowns.
Many suggest it was his poorest performance all year. Right.
The Chiefs may not blow teams out, but they win. With no raucous New Orleans crowd to shake them, the Chiefs offense should run their offense smoothly against a defense without cornerback Patrick Robinson and might be without Malcom Brown again. We’re laying the points.