Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Football Betting Picks
Many NFL football betting players hold the belief that the Jacksonville Jaguars wield the best defense in the NFL. The belief is well-founded, considering the vast talent the Jags have on the defensive side of the ball. Furthermore, we saw this defensive prowess on full display in Week 2 when Jacksonville upset New England 31-20. However, many sportsbook players also believe that the Jags defense will face their greatest challenge yet in this weekend’s Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup. The Chiefs have the best scoring offense in the NFL and have more offensive weapons than one can dream about. So, which side are NFL bookmakers pegging as the favorite?
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, October 7th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
|Jaguars||+3 (-109)||49 (-110)||+140|
|Chiefs||-3 (-111)||49 (-110)||-160|
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The Jags pounce into this weekend’s action sporting a 3-1 record that pegs them as the second best team in the AFC South. The Titans, who lead the division, are also 3-1 this season but own a Week 3 win over Jacksonville. Nevertheless, the Jaguars are still in an excellent position to make a push for the lead in the division. Following that loss to Tennessee, Blake Bortles & Co. were able to bounce back this past weekend versus the New York Jets. Facing Sam Darnold at home, NFL football betting players were confident Jacksonville’s fierce defense could manhandle the rookie. Ultimately the 31-12 final score proves they did just that. Unfortunately, they’re not going up against any rook this weekend. And while Patrick Mahomes may be a second-year player, he’s inarguably been the best quarterback in the NFL through the 1st quarter of the season. But considering that the Jaguars bring the best scoring defense into this weekend’s action, it’s clear we’re headed straight towards a titanic collision.
Players to Watch: Blake Bortles (1,095 passing yards, 7 TD, 3 INT), TJ Yeldon (205 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 F), and Dede Westbrook (294 receiving yards, 1 TD, 21 REC).
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs march into this weekend’s action sporting a flawless 4-0 record. The franchise kicked the season off with a 38-28 routing of the Chargers on the road, so it’s safe to say they came out of the gate hot. The very next week Mahomes lead the Chiefs to a 42-37 win over the Steelers, followed by a 38-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers. And this past Monday night we saw Mahomes lead the Chiefs to a brilliant 27-23 win over the Denver Broncos on the road, further solidifying their lead at the top of the AFC West. All in all it’s no understatement to say that the Chiefs look like one of the best teams in the NFL, at least on offense. Their defense is definitely suspect, but so far Mahomes hasn’t had much troubling outscoring his opponents thanks to the dynamic weapons Kansas City has at their disposal.
Players to Watch: Patrick Mahomes (1,200 passing yards, 14 TD, 0 INT), Kareem Hunt (289 rushing yards, 3 TD, 0 F), and Tyreek Hill (364 receiving yards, 3 TD, 23 REC).
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Predictions
- Jacksonville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
- Jacksonville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville’s last 9 games on the road
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home
- Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup? This one is definitely a tossup, considering that the best offense in the NFL will be hosting the best defense. Will Mahomes be able to score on the Jags? It seems extremely likely but the question is how much? Right now Jacksonville is giving up 14.0 per game, while the Chiefs are scoring 36.3. Will Bortles be able to score on the Chiefs? Considering that Kansas City gives up 28.8 per game, that’s a definite yes. On top of that Bortles led the Jags to 31 points against both the Jets and the Pats. So far this season, Mahomes hasn’t had any problems outscoring his opposition. He hasn’t faced that great of a defense though. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 33-30 Jacksonville.