Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Football Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
NFL football betting fans are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2019 NFL football betting as well as the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars matchup. The Jags are coming off a massively disappointing season that saw a team on the verge of a Super Bowl berth finish dead last in the division. The Chiefs on the other hand, are coming off a breakout season that saw Patrick Mahomes establish himself as the best young quarterback in the NFL. So what kind of matchup should NFL sports betting fans come to expect out of this Week 1 matchup?
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday, September 8th
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Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs managed to post a 12-4 record last season that saw them lay claim to the AFC West. It was an extremely tight race for the AFC West title since the Chargers also delivered a 12-4 record. In the end, the Chiefs managed to win the right games to tilt the scales in their favor. Before they hit the playoffs, the Chiefs were barraged with some issues. Namely off the field issues with starting running back Kareem Hunt. Hunt had been a massive contributor the Chiefs success the previous season but wasn’t as needed since Mahomes shone the way that he did.
Once in the playoffs, the Chiefs were matched up against the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round. The Colts managed to sneak into the playoffs and were outmatched by Kansas City. Testament to this is the 31-13 lopsided finish Kansas City delivered. Afterwards, the Chiefs were removed from postseason contention by the Patriots 31-37 in overtime. All in all, this team showed plenty of promise and will be ready to take the season by storm starting in Week 1.
Players to Watch: Patrick Mahomes (5,097 passing yards, 50 TD, 12 INT), Damien Williams (272 rushing yards, 2 TD, 2 F), and Tyreek Hill (1,479 receiving yards, 12 TD, 87 REC).
The Jaguars turned in a disappointing 5-11m record last season that pegged them as the worst team in the AFC South. As aforementioned, the Jags managed to make a conference championship appearance the previous year. However, it’s clear they failed to build on that success. For the most part, the troubles can be attributed to the Jags’ offense that never managed to achieve what they could. Likewise, an overburdened defense soon began to give way to their cracks. There’s no telling how the Jags will fare now that they’ve added Nick Foles. Foles was very successful with the Eagles, thanks to Philadelphia’s strong defense and capable running game. Since Jacksonville has both of those things, Foles should be able to hit the ground running.
Players to Watch: Nick Foles (1,413 passing yards, 7 TD, 4 INT), Leonard Fournette (439 rushing yards, 5 TD, 0 F), and Dede Westbrook (717 receiving yards, 5 TD, 66 REC).
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Numbers
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars matchup? All things considered, the Chiefs are the better pick here. At the end of the day, they’re coming off a better season and have too much firepower on offense. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 42-28 Kansas City.