The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the biggest storylines of the 2021-22 season so far. The team that has featured in back-to-back Super Bowls comes into this matchup with a 2-3 record and even worse a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. On the other side of the ball game the Washington Football Team is looking to keep progressing with Taylor Heinicke as quarterback.
The line for this game opened up at Kansas City -7.0 but has quickly moved down to -6.5. The total was opposed at 55.5 and has remained steady.
Key Betting Trends:
- Chiefs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
- Under is 12-2 in Chiefs last 14 games following a double digit loss at home
- Football Team is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
- Chiefs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings
- Favourite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings
Kansas City Chiefs Breakdown:
When you think about the Chiefs, you immediately think of Patrick Mahomes, he is always an MVP candidate, he has led this team to two super bowls (winning one) and he gets a lot of praise. For good reason too. He has had some unreal plays in this season but has also showed some rust. Wether it is his fault or not he has thrown as many interceptions in the first 5 weeks as he did all last year. That doesn’t mean I’m not trusting him though. I really feel like the public is overreacting and teams will begin to undertake this team. They are still one of the best, they are without a doubt one of the top 3 best offensive teams and will continue to dominate on that side of the ball. Hill and Kielce should have no issues demolishing this Washington defense, which people are finally realizing is overrated.
The big concern for this team is their defense, through 5 weeks they have allowed a minimum of 29 points to each team. They cannot stop the run, or the pass, and the only way this team wins is by simply outscoring you. They are putting up 426.2 Total Yards a game. Mahomes is 135/195 passing for 1490 Yards and 16 touchdowns. Do not underestimate this team. If Clyde doesn’t fumble it they would’ve beat the ravens, and chargers. They are simply their own worst enemy.
Washington Football Team Breakdown:
Moving onto the Football Team, Taylor Heinicke has thrown at least two touchdown passes in three of his past four starts. A good reason for this is wide receiver Terry McLaurin who is having a really good season. Despite this he has also thrown 5 interceptions with a passer rating of 90.9. Washingtons defence is responsible for the second most pressure of any team with 73, problem here is Mahomes Is great under pressure.
In this game, The Washington offense will have to keep up with the Cheifs, and while we can see them having more success, keeping up with Mahomes is a different story. As of now, the Football Team ranks 24th in total yards, 21st in passing yards and 16th in rushing. So can they really take advantage of this terrible defence?
Finding angles in the prop market:
Consider Mahomes wanting to show people who he really is. Kelce and Hill should also have no issues with this defence. Consider Mahomes total touchdowns to go over the number.
Expect a lot of high scoring in this game, but more from the Chiefs than anyone. Consider a solo team over. Mahomes should have no issue picking apart this Washington defence and the team will be looking to make a statement after everyone has counted them out.