This week's Monday night football game will pit the Kansas City Chiefs against the New England Patriots. The game will be held at Arrowhead Stadium and will include a close line. This comes in spite of the teams being on rather opposite ends of one another so far in this rather young season.
The Patriots have won six of their last ten against the Chiefs. This dates back to 1992. The last match between these two was in November 2011 when the Patriots had a 34-3 victory with a -17 spread. Things have become very different in Kansas City since then with Alex Smith as the coach and Andy Reid as the coach.
The Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins 34-15 last week with a +5.5 line. This marked the first win for the Chiefs during this season. They have lost their last six home games ATS and have gone under in their last five Monday night games. The biggest concern for the Chiefs is if running back Jamaal Charles will play. He has not played since week two when he sprained his ankle.
The New England Patriots have better odds as they have won their last two games. They did not win against the spread last week as they were -14 favorites against the Oakland Raiders but only won 16-9. The Pats have also gone under the point spread in their last two games.
The Patriots have lost their last seven games on grass surfaces from an ATS perspective. They have gone over the point total in five of their last six games against teams who have losing records. Safety Don Jones and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard are both listed in this game as being questionable.
The Kansas City Chiefs are not favored to win at home this week as they are being listed at +3.5 to win this game. The over/under is listed at 45 points to be scored during the game. The Chiefs have +160 straight up odds with the Patriots posted at -190.