Best Bets - Washington Football Team vs Kansas City Chiefs
While my weekly column here at BetKarma is normally Player Prop focused I want to spend today talking about my favorite spread of the week. While last week we hit both Trey Lance over 40.5 rushing yards and Trey Lance over 0.5 interceptions, it's time to put our old-fashioned hats on and bet on a traditional spread. The game I'm going to be talking about this week is the Chiefs vs Washington Football Team. The Chiefs just faced a tough defeat to the Bills and are in desperate need of a bounceback.
This is hard to say, as a fan of the Football Team, but this defense is bad. While I’m a firm believer in the talent this team has, their scheme has failed miserably so far. Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio believes in his star-studded defensive line, but as a result of that he refuses to bring additional pressure. The result of this has been the Football Team allowing plenty of time for quarterbacks to move out the pocket and make plays down the field. A guy like Patrick Mahomes lives for these extended pocket situations and with talents like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. If this team doesn't get the necessary pressure on Mahomes it's gonna be a long day.
In addition to that, I'm struggling to see how this Washington offense keeps pace with the Chiefs. The Chiefs do have one of the worst defenses in the NFL but this Washington offense is coming in very injured with Curtis Samuel likely to miss, Antonio Gibson dealing with a shin injury, and star receiver Terry McLaurin seemingly very hobbled. In the games where Terry wasn't fully healthy last season this team looked pathetic and I think we may see that happen again.
If the Chiefs just choose to double cover an injured Terry McLaurin all game, how does Washington move the ball down the field? This isn't a rhetorical question, I've been thinking about it all week. A combination of Ricky Seals-Jones, JD McKissic, and Adam Humpries won't scare anyone, especially the Chiefs.