49ers vs Chiefs NFL Week 3 Lines & Game Preview.

49ers vs Chiefs NFL Week 3 Lines & Game Preview

Written by on September 21, 2018

With a long offseason, there is a lot of time to talk about what might happen in the coming season in the NFL. You look at how a team finished the season, coaching changes, and the players that were picked up via free agency and the draft to get an idea of how good each team might be. Prior to the start of the season, it was the San Francisco 49ers who were generating the vast majority of the hype given that they finished last season with 5 straight wins with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. They have not quite lived up the hype through the opening two weeks of the season, with Jimmy G overshadowed by the exploits of Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. This is the first year as a starter for the young QB, and he has been lights out through those two games. The 49ers and Chiefs will go head to head on Sunday in what could well be a fun game to watch. The Chiefs are in as a 7-point favorite, with the point total set at 55.

49ers vs Chiefs NFL Week 3 Lines & Game Preview

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Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 1%
  • Wind: 7 mph ESE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers?

The 49ers had a tough start to the season, opening against the Minnesota Vikings, one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year. That game ended with a loss for San Francisco, but they bounced back in Week 2 with a very entertaining 30-27 win over the Detroit Lions. Through those first two games, the 49ers have failed to cover the spread, which has been the trend when they play the Kansas City Chiefs. While the 49ers have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, they have not had the same success at Arrowhead, going just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Kansas City. The 49ers are averaging 23 PPG through their opening two games and are probably going to need to go well beyond that number to keep pace with the high-powered Chiefs offense.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 23.00
  • Total Yards: 336.50
  • Rush Yards: 140.00
  • Passing Yards: 196.50
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 25.50
  • Total Yards: 385.00
  • Rush Yards: 107.00
  • Passing Yards: 278.00

Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?

While the Chiefs offense has been fun to watch through the opening 2 weeks, they are still having some issues on the defensive side of the football. The Chiefs have racked up 70 points through their first two games, going 2-0 in the process, but they still have some concerns given that their defense has surrendered 65 points in those two games. 49ers vs Chiefs is going to be an interesting QB's battle. You do have to like their chances when playing at home, though, as they have won 18 of their last 24 games at Arrowhead. They have also won 4 of their last 5 home meetings with San Francisco and are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 home games. They will once again be looking to Mahomes to provide the offensive spark, as the young QB has thrown 10 TD passes through his opening two games of the season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score Against: 40.00
  • Total Yards: 405.5
  • Rush Yards: 116.50
  • Passing Yards: 289.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 32.50
  • Total Yards: 508.00
  • Rush Yards: 78.00
  • Passing Yards: 430.00

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Latest 49ers vs Chiefs NFL Week 3 Betting Trends

  • San Francisco is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games at home

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

This has the potential to be one of the most entertaining games on the Sunday schedule, and I believe we are going to see some points put up. I am on the Chiefs to win at home in a high-scoring affair. Score: San Francisco 49ers 27 – Kansas City Chiefs 35