Chiefs Are Top NFL Betting Favorites for Week 2 vs. the Eagles
One win does not a season make, but when you put together one of the most spectacular wins of the opening week of the season, you suddenly become a NFL betting favorite. That is exactly where the Kansas City Chiefs are heading into Week 2 after putting together a brilliant 42-27 win over the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots on the road. The NFL odds for the Eagles at Chiefs matchup favors Kansas City to take the win.
This week will see them head home to take on the Philadelphia Eagles as a 5-point favorite. The Eagles had an outstanding won of their own in Week 1, taking out the Washington Redskins 30-17. Both the QB’s on these teams, Alex Smith and Carson Wentz, delivered stellar perfomances, which may explain why the OVER/UNDER for this one has been set at 47 ½ points.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a stellar record at Arrowhead Stadium, and the Eagles are going to need another big showing from their QB if they are to come away with anything from this one. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams to see what we can expect from this huge Week 2 match-up.
Philadelphia at Kansas City NFL Betting Spread & Pick for Week 2
When: Sunday, September 17 at 1 PM EST
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP (Philadelphia) / KCFX – FM 101.1 (Kansas City)
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -5 (-110)
Why Bet on the Philadelphia Eagles?
The Philadelphia Eagles started last season very well, thanks in large part to some great work from QB Carson Wentz, who at that time was in his rookie season. It was not something that they could sustain, though, and they ended up slipping to a 7-9 record in 2016.
Wentz made a great start this year, throwing for over 300 yards and 3 TD’s, leading the Eagles to a 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 1. The Eagles have not played the Chiefs very often over the years, with their last meeting coming back in 2013. It was the Chiefs who won that one, but the Eagles have actually had the best of this match-up, going 3-2 versus Kansas City.
Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games, but are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, and only managed a single win in those 8 match-ups. The OVER seems to be a good bet when the Eagles are on the road, with 10 of their last 13 games hitting that mark.
Latest NFL Betting Trends
- The Philadelphia Eagles are 4-1 ATS in its last 5 NFL games
- Total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia Eagles’ last 6 games
- The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-6 ATS in its last 8 NFL games on the road
- Philadelphia Eagles are 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia Eagles’ last 13 NFL games on the road
Why Bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?
There were a lot of people who believed that the Kansas City Chiefs would be one of the best teams in the AFC this year, but very few people picked them to go into Foxboro in Week 1 and hammer the Patriots in the fashion that they did. Leading the way in the opening week was QB Alex Smith.
This is a guy that is under a bit of pressure this season, especially with the Chiefs drafting a QB in the opening round. The feeling is that if Smith doesn’t deliver the goods in the postseason this year, it may be Patrick Mahomes who gets the nod next year. That said, if Smith can play the way he did in Week 1 for the rest of the season, he will not need to worry about job security come season’s end.
As mentioned earlier, the Chiefs are great at home, going 12-3 SU in their last 15 games at Arrowhead. Where they have not been very good at home is ATS, where they are just 3-9 in their last 12. 7of the last 8 games that KC have played at home have gone UNDER.
Latest NFL Betting Trends
- The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-2 ATS in its last 8 NFL games
- Kansas City Chiefs are 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
- The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-9 ATS in its last 12 NFL games at home
- Kansas City Chiefs are 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City Chiefs’ last 8 NFL games at home
Expert NFL Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
Despite the big offensive displays that these two teams put together in Week 1, I think this one is going to be a little tighter. It’s tough to bet against the Chiefs at home, though, which is why I like them to win and cover the 5-point spread. I also think this one will fall UNDER.
NFL Betting Pick for Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles 17 Kansas City Chiefs 24