St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs- NFL Preseason Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting preseason action for Week 4 includes the annual battle of Missouri between the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

Although the game means nothing and starters rarely play more than a series or two, the Chiefs have dominated this football betting matchup. Let’s look at this NFL odds week 4 NFL betting matchup.

NFL betting should have the Chiefs as a small favorite in this matchup. Technically the teams are playing for the Governor’s Cup but neither side gets too excited about it. One player recently said, "..I’m not going to sugarcoat it: It really doesn’t have any impact." Last year most of the starters for both sides didn’t play at all. This NFL betting matchup may not be much different so look for backup quarterbacks to decide the outcome.

The wildcard factor in this NFL betting matchup could be Steven Jackson. He has been holding out all of the preseason but if he suddenly returned he could make an impact in this game. Although the Chiefs have been the way to go in this football betting matchup in recent seasons, head coach Herm Edwards has not been a winning preseason coach according to NFL betting numbers. Heading into this season he was 3-13 over the past four years according to NFL betting stats.

Since the backups are likely to decide the outcome of this game it could be former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green who is the most important player according to NFL betting experts. He is now the backup in St. Louis and may want to make a statement in this game. It could be a battle between Green and Damon Huard in this game according to football betting information. Also look for rookie running back Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs to see a lot of playing time according to NFL betting experts.

The NFL odds week 4 preseason numbers usually show a lot of low scoring games according to NFL betting stats. That was definitely the case last year as the 16 games averaged just 30 points according to football betting stats. The same thing happened in 2006 when the games produced an average of 34.63 points per game according to NFL betting stats. That could mean a low scoring Rams-Chiefs NFL betting preseason game.