Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs - 10/2/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Redskins (2-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
NFL Football: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Arrowhead Stadium)
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -7 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs meet Monday in NFL action at Arrowhead Stadium on ESPN.
The Washington Redskins look for their second road win of the season to build on their 2-1 start. The Washington Redskins are 3-3-1 SU in their last seven road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 68 percent of his passes for 784 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Cousins has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Chris Thompson and Terrelle Pryor Sr. have combined for 347 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jamison Crowder has 13 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 136.3 yards per contest, and Chris Thompson leads the way with 119 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 20 points and 272 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 33 tackles, Preston Smith has three sacks and Mason Foster has one interception.
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The Kansas City Chiefs can start 4-0 for the first time since the 2013 season with a victory here. The Kansas City Chiefs have won 13 of their last 15 home games. Alex Smith is completing 77.4 percent of his passes for 744 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have combined for 397 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kareem Hunt has nine receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 162 yards per contest, and Hunt leads the way with 401 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 19 points and 369 yards per game. Terrance Mitchell leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 18 tackles, Justin Houston has four sacks and Chris Jones has one interception.
The Redskins are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Chiefs are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games, 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Redskins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Washington Redskins have surprised me this season after losing a lot of key players in the offseason and still beating decent teams, especially with their recent beat down over the Oakland Raiders. While the season is still young, the Redskins have shown flashes of being a playoff team. However, the Kansas City Chiefs look like the most complete team in the league right now and are tough to bet against with just how good they've looked. The ground game is thriving, Smith is making plays downfield and the defense is second in the league with 11 sacks. It's always risky laying a full touchdown in the NFL, but the Chiefs have been that good. I'll take KC in this game by double digits.