Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

NFL Week 4 Odds: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions Betting

September 26th, 2019 NFL Football, Online Betting

At the onset of the season, Kansas City was a top tier NFL betting favorite to make it to Super Sunday.  The Chiefs have the best offense in football and a defense that has shown improvement under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.  By contrast, the Detroit Lions are the biggest surprise in the NFL.  Always an underachiever the Lions are yet to lose and looking capable of the playoffs.  Head coach Matt Patricia had a tough first season but has a team that fits his vision more in 2019.  Now the Lions have a huge opportunity in hosting the explosive Chiefs.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions     

Date and Time:Sunday, September 29, 2019. 1 p.m. ET
Location:Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Chiefs vs. Lions TV Coverage:FOX
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Chiefs-6½ (-110)54 (-110)-305
Lions+6½ (-110)54 (-110)+249
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Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Detroit Lions Overview

Detroit has an online betting record of 2-0-1 straight up, 2-1 against the spread, and 2-1 over the total.  Last week the Lions scored an impressive 27-24 win and payout at Philadelphia.  Detroit ranks 12th in the NFL for total offense and 12th for points allowed.  Now Kansas City is 3-0- both straight up and against the spread with 2-1 over the total.  Baltimore was the Chiefs latest victim in a 33-28 payout at Arrowhead Stadium.  Overall KC ranks second in the NFL for total offense and third for scoring.  Most important of all the defense has improved to rank 14th for points allowed.

Key Chiefs:  QB Patrick Mahomes (72% COMP, 1195 YDS, 10.5 AVG, 10 TD, 0 INT, 134.9 RTG), RB LeSean McCoy (29 RSH, 158 YDS, 5.4 YPC, 1 TD), WR Sammy Watkins (20 REC, 311 YDS, 15.6 YPC, 3 TD), TE Travis Kelce (17 REC, 284 YDS, 16.7 YPC, 1 TD), WR Demarcus Robinson (10 REC, 215 YDS, 21.5 YPC, 3 TD), PK Harrison Butler (6-6 FG, 11-12 XP)

Key Lions:  QB Matthew Stafford (63% COMP, 63% COMP, 831 YDS, 7.8 AVG, 6 TD, 2 INT, 97.5 RTG), RB Kerryon Johnson (48 RSH, 126 YDS, 2.6 YPC, 1 TD), WR Marvin Jones Jr (15 REC, 200 YDS, 13.3 YPC, 1 TD), WR Kenny Golladay (14 REC, 176 YDS, 12.6 YPC, 2 TD, WR Danny Amendola (11 REC, 141 YDS, 12.8 YPC, 1 TD)

Kansas City and Detroit against the Spread

The Chiefs are:

  • 8-2-1 against the spread on the road
  • 6-1 over the total away from home
  • 7-2 with the number head to head vs. the Lions
  • 5-0 over the total against Detroit
  • 1-3 with the line at NFC North teams
  • 3-2 over the total at the NFC North

The Lions are:

  • 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 home games
  • 1-7 under the total at Ford Field
  • 6-3 with the odds at home against AFC West teams
  • 3-8 under the total at home vs. the AFC West
  • 1-3 on the board at home against the Chiefs
  • 4-0 over the total when hosting Kansas City

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions NFL Betting Pick

In this situation, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense should prove to be the NFL betting difference-maker. Kansas City is rewriting its record book and has overwhelmed opponents.

Kansas City vs. Detroit NFL Betting Pick: Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City vs. Detroit NFL Betting Score Prediction:  Chiefs 34, Lions 20

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