Week 9 NFL Winning Predictions: Jacksonville At Kansas City
Just when you think things can’t get any worse for the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, they sink to brand new depths. After their latest debacle of a performance, only one question needs to be asked about Jacksonville’s Week 9 matchup against the streaking Kansas City Chiefs.
Can Jacksonville cover the NFL betting line’s a double-digit road underdog or will they go quietly into the night for the umpteenth time during the Gus Bradley era? Let’s find out now.
In Depth Analysis On The Week 9 NFL Winning Predictions: Jaguars At Chiefs
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
Odds: Kansas City -10.5
The first thing you need to know about Jacksonville (2-5 SU, 4-3 ATS) is that they’re apparently going backwards. The Jacksonville Jaguars looked like a complete and utter train wreck in their humbling 36-22 road loss to Tennessee on Thursday night.
Making matters worse is the fact that Jacksonville clearly awful on both sides of the ball, ranking an uninspiring 24th in scoring (19.8 ppg) and an even more disturbing 27th in points allowed (28.0 ppg).
If I haven’t said it before, let me say it now. Popcorn and hot dog vendors, men, women, toddlers and even babies in strollers all know by now, Jacksonville clearly needs to replace both, head coach Gus Bradley and underachieving quarterback Blake Bortles.
Kansas City Chiefs
On the flip side of the coin, the Kansas City Chiefs (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS) are on a nice roll, having won three consecutive games including their emphatic 30-14 win over Indianapolis the last time out.
More importantly, the Chiefs are getting the job done on both sides of the ball. Led by veteran quarterback Alex Smith, Kansas City has scored 26 points or more in each of their last three games while limiting two of their last three opponents to 14 points or less.
Expert Prediction and Pick
The Chiefs have the edge in every single area from coaching to quarterback play and defense. With that said, I see absolutely no way the Jacksonville Jaguars pull off the upset or manage to cover the spread as double-digit road dogs.
While the Chiefs are just 1-5 ATS in their last six home games, Kansas City has also gone 4-1 TS in their last five meetings against Jacksonville while the Jags have gone 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games and a disgraceful 2-18 SU in their last 20 road dates. Simply put, Kansas City wins and covers the spread with room to spare!
Pick: Kansas City 35 Jacksonville 14