NFL betting on the New England Patriots for the 2008 season begins on Sunday, September 7th as they host the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Patriots are heavily favored in football betting odds over the Chiefs. NFL betting odds show New England a 16.5 point favorite with a total of 47.
NFL betting is usually popular on the Patriots as New England scores a lot of points and excites gamblers. The Patriots are led by record setting quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Randy Moss. New England scored more points than any team in NFL history a year ago as they finished a perfect 16-0 regular season. New England was 10-6 against the spread last year. That means nothing though, since the Patriots ended up losing the Super Bowl. New England will try and bounce back from that loss and have another winning NFL betting season. It may be difficult though, since NFL betting history has shown that Super Bowl runner-ups have not fared well the next season.
Kansas City does have running back Larry Johnson at full strength and he could make a difference in this football betting matchup. Teams that can run the ball against New England always have a chance to cover the NFL betting number since they keep the ball away from Brady and the Patriots’ offense and take time off the clock.
NFL betting stats show that the Chiefs have been a good road underdog recently. Kansas City is 6-1 against the NFL betting number as a road underdog in their last seven games. New England was a solid home favorite last year in regular season NFL betting. The Patriots were 5-3 against the NFL betting number as a home favorite. NFL betting stats show that the Patriots have won two of the last three meeting between the two teams. The Patriots were 5-3 in terms of overs in NFL betting at home last year while the Chiefs were 3-5 in terms of unders in football betting.
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