Kickoff is set for 1:05 PM Eastern and the game will be broadcast on FOX. SBG global opened with San Francisco as a 1-point road favorite with an over/under of 36.5.
Chiefs on the Warpath!
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 straight up for the first time since 2005 and have covered both of their games with the NFL odds. Last week the Chiefs beat the Browns in Cleveland 16-14 as 3-point dogs as the game stayed under the total. Kansas City is winning on the combination of a rushing attack that is ranked 5th in the NFL and a defense that is ranked 8th best for points permitted. Jamaal Charles leads Kansas City ball carriers with 6.4 yards per carry average and 1 touchdown. Kicker Ryan Succop made all 3 of his field goal attempts last week to provide the margin of victory while linebacker Derrick Johnson already has 18 tackles and a forced fumble. The one concern remains at quarterback as Matt Cassel has a poor QB rating of 55.
Niners Stumble Out of Gate
The San Francisco 49ers were a NFL betting favorite to make the playoffs and win the NFC West Division but they are 0-2 straight up and 1-1 against the spread after last Monday’s 25-22 loss to the New Orleans Saints as 4.5-point home dogs. The 49ers are yet to go over the total. Head coach Mike Singletary is trying to keep his team focused on the road ahead and is maintaining a positive attitude.
Outplayed the Champs
The 49ers played the world champion Saints even but blew the game due to four turnovers. Quarterback Alex Smith led a drive that put the 49ers up late in the game but a deflected field goal snuck through at the gun to win the game for New Orleans. San Francisco outgained New Orleans 417-287.
San Francisco has lost just 2 out of their last 13 games with the NFL odds against teams with winning records while Kansas City has covered just 6 out of their last 22 home games while going under the total in just 6 out of their last 23 games at Arrowhead.