Chiefs at Bengals - 10/4/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -4 -- Over/Under: 44 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Kansas City Chiefs need a big road victory to end their two-game skid. Alex Smith is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 724 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce have combined for 494 receiving yards and three touchdowns while De'Anthony Thomas has five receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 106.3 yards per contest, and Jamaal Charles leads the way with 231 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 29.7 points and 381 yards per game. Jaye Howard leads the Chiefs with 20 tackles, Justin Houston has three sacks and Marcus Peters has seven pass deflections. Sean Smith returns from suspension.
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The Cincinnati Bengals look to get off to an impressive 4-0 start to the year. Andy Dalton is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 866 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Dalton has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones have combined for 496 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Tyler Eifert has 13 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 129.3 yards per contest, and Giovani Bernard leads the way with 235 yards on 41 carries. Defensively, Cincy is allowing 18.7 points and 332.7 yards per game. Adam Jones leads the Bengals with 25 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 2.5 sacks and Cedric Peerman has two forced fumbles. Marcus Hardison and Pat Sims are questionable.
The Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 4. The Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Andy Dalton is flat out throwing the football and putting points on the board with the big boys. After seeing Smith and the Chiefs settling for checkdown after checkdown every week, it's hard seeing KC having enough horses to hang in this game. I like the Bengals to win this contest by double digits.
Cincinnati remains unbeaten after this one.