Monday Night Football Week 8 2021: Giants vs Chiefs Predictions
Are the Kansas City Chiefs in trouble? It sure seems like it. They have had a very difficult start to the season. Andy Reid and the Chiefs are looking up in the AFC West and that makes the Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants a must-win. This week we had a full list of great picks, underdogs that will surprise, and teams that will absolutely cover for Halloween. But tread lightly when you make your Giants vs Chiefs predictions.
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Something Has To Give
The Giants’ offense is one of the worst in all of football. They are 26th in rushing offense and 13th in the passing game. Luckily the Chiefs are a lackluster 26th against the pass and 27th against the run. That may be good news for the Giants, but heading to Kansas City to play in one of the most difficult atmospheres in football will not be easy.
Odds and Trends
The Chiefs are (-10) point favorites in this game. As expected, the public is willing to bet on the Chiefs although they are not playing well. Over 65 percent of the bets are on Kansas City as they do not believe in Big Blue keeping tis game close. The Chiefs are also 6-2 against the spread (ATS) after a straight-up loss.
Giants vs Chiefs Predictions
Dropping double-digits in any game is difficult and during prime time it can be even more dangerous. However, the Giants do not have a pass rush. The Giants rank 29th in pressure rate and they will need extra players to get to Patrick Mahomes. That will lead to single coverage to some very talented receivers for Kansas City. So is there any reason to take the Giants?
YES! Everyone betting on the Chiefs is betting on the past. Not the team that was a Super Bowl contender for years. The Chiefs are just 1-7 ATS in the last eight games as a home favorite. IN fact, they are 4-13 ATS in the last 17 games as a favorite. Trusting a team with those numbers to cover a double-digit spread is dangerous.
The Giant’s defense is underrated and this is a team that plays well on the road. The G-Men are 20-6 ATS in the last 26 games on the NFL highway and 22-7 as a road underdog. The public will be pounding the Chiefs to try and make up for a tough Halloween weekend and the Giants will spoil the party.