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Kansas City Chiefs vs Washington Commanders 8/20/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Commanders (0-0) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (0-0)
August 20, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -3 / Washington Commanders +3; Over/Under: 41.5
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The Washington Commanders and Kansas City Chiefs meet Saturday in week 2 of NFL preseason action at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The Washington Commanders are coming off a preseason loss to the Panthers. The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a preseason loss to the Bears.

The Washington Commanders have lost 6 of their last 8 preseason games. The Commanders racked up 21 points and 350 yards while allowing 22 points and 288 yards. In the losing effort, Sam Howell threw for 155 yards, while Carson Wentz completed 10 of 15 passes. Jonathan Williams led the Commanders with 31 rushing yards on 5 carries, while Alex Erickson and Dax Milne combined for 86 receiving yards on 4 receptions. David Mayo led the Commanders with 5 tackles, Jeremy Reaves had 1 sack and Steven Parker has 2 pass deflections. 

The Kansas City Chiefs have split their last 8 preseason games. The Chiefs racked up 14 points and 205 yards while allowing 19 points and 285 yards. In the losing effort, Shane Buechele threw for 99 yards and 1 touchdown, while Patrick Mahomes completed 6 of 7 passes. Dustin Crum led the Chiefs with 28 rushing yards on 3 carries, while Justin Watson and Daurice Fountain combined for 69 receiving yards on 8 receptions. Leo Chenal led the Chiefs with 7 tackles, Nasir Greer had 1 sack and Azur Kamara had 1 pass deflection.

The Commanders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Chiefs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Commanders last 12 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Chiefs last 8 games overall. The Commanders are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

The Washington Commanders couldn’t finish drives in their preseason opener, as you can argue they outplayed the Panthers and were still on the losing end. The Kansas City Chiefs got solid play out of their key players, and they’re likely to get a few extra reps with this being the second to last preseason game. Assuming that’s the case, there’s no reason to think the Chiefs can’t get a quick lead and do just enough to hold on. I’ll lay the field goal with the Chiefs.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Kansas City Chiefs -3

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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