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It’s been a long time for NFL fans and to kick the season off, the Kansas Chiefs are on the road to face the defending Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots. Kick-off is this Thursday, September 7th at 8:30 PM ET on NBC from the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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The Patriots opened as 7-point favorites when the schedule was first released. The current Week 1 NFL betting line has the Pats as 9-point favorites. The game total is at 48 points.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs New England Patriots Spread & ATS Pick
What: Kansas City Chiefs (0-0) vs New England Patriots (0-0)
When: Thusrday, September 7, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Foxboro, MA
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Spread: Patriots -9
Moneyline: Kansas City +320 vs New England -390
Game Total: 48
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Kansas City vs New England
Why Bet The Kansas City Chiefs To Beat The Patriots
The Kansas City Chiefs have won 23 regular season games during the last two season, including posting a 12-4 record in 2016. Only the New England Patriots have won more games during that span. Last season the Chiefs averaged 24.2 points per game. Rookie QB Patrick Mahomes was shockingly good during the preseason perdestrian QB Alex Smithis the starter.
"That’s not where we’re at — it’s Alex’s job, that’s how we’re doing it," Reid said, via the Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor.
Smith threw 3502 yards last season with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. With WR Jeremy Maclin is now in Baltimore and KC will lean on multi-talented WR Tyreek Hill. The second-year wideout had 860 all-purpose yards in 2016 with nine touchdowns.
Why Bet The New England Patriots To Beat The Chiefs
If you are worried about the Pats losing WR Julian Edelman for the entire season, don’t be. Nobody does lives by the "Next Man" philosophy better than New England. That should be easy with the Patriots off-season aquisition of Brandin Cooks who is Brady’s most talented WR since Randy Moss and everyone remembers what happened that season.
“We feel badly for Julian and hope that he will have a speedy and complete recovery,” Coach Bill Belichick said in a conference call. “But yeah, the team will have to move on and we’ll have to compete in this season without him. It’s unfortunate. But that’s the way it is. So we’ll have to figure that out.”
QB Tom Brady will enter the season at 40-years old while on the hunt for his 6th ring. Brady was nearly perfect last season, throwing 3554 yards, 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 12 games. That was after he missed 2 games for his DeflateGate suspension.
Brady may have lost Edelman but gets back powerhouse TE Rob Gronkowski. Gronk missed the second half of the season with a knee injury. Expect WRs Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola to see more balls.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Chiefs are 6-0 ATS in their last six road games.
- Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
- Patriots are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 vs. AFC.
- Patriots are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games as a favorite.
Chiefs vs. Patriots Week 1 Betting Analysis
The Chiefs have never won at Gillette Stadium, and they haven’t beaten the Patriots in Foxborough in five tries dating back to their last win in 1998.
It was against the Chiefs in the 2008 opener that Brady was lost for the season with a knee injury.
Take the Patriots to cover the spread.