NFL betting odds have the Carolina Panthers as heavy favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs in NFL odds Week 5 numbers.
The Panthers are thought of as serious playoff contenders in the NFC while the Chiefs are considered one of the worst teams in the league. Let’s look at this matchup as we prepare to bet on football.
NFL betting statistics show that the two teams have met only three times in the past 11 years. Kansas City has won two of the three games but is only 1-2 against the NFL betting number. The last meeting was in 2004 at Kansas City as the Panthers upset the Chiefs 28-17. Two of the three meetings between the two teams have gone under the total according to NFL betting stats.
Kansas City is just below .500 as a road underdog the past three seasons according to NFL betting stats. The problems for Kansas City are many. Their offense has shown very little this season even with a healthy Larry Johnson. They have no solid quarterback as Damon Huard and Tyler Thigpen have rotated in and out of the lineup. The defense has been terrible as they haven’t stopped anyone all season according to NFL betting numbers.
The problem for gamblers that bet on football in this game is that Carolina has been a poor home favorite in recent seasons according to NFL betting stats. The Panthers are below 50% against the NFL betting number at home laying points since 2005 according to NFL betting stats. Carolina has offensive potential with quarterback Jake Delhomme and wide receiver Steve Smith but the defense has been known to give up points according to NFL betting stats. Whether Kansas City can take advantage or not is the question for gamblers that bet on football to answer.
A better wager for those that bet on football might be on the total in this game. The Panthers have been an excellent under team in recent seasons at home, as over 60% of their games have gone under at home in the last three seasons according to NFL betting numbers.
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