The Kansas City Chiefs have dreaded road trips to Indianapolis like the one they’ll take this week to face the Colts. As a visitor, Kansas City stands 1-6 in regular and postseason games played in Indy. The Chiefs lost games there in the 2006 and 2013 playoffs.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 28, 2016
The Las Vegas NFL oddsmakers were kind the Kansas City this week with the Week 8 NFL betting odds favor the Chiefs by 3.5 points. Kick-off is on CBS this Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 PM ET from the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can stream the game on CBS Sports.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs Indianapolis Colts Odds, Pick & How To Watch
The NFL week 8 odds opened with the Chiefs as 2.5-point favorites to beat the Colts. The spread is now 3.5 in favor of KC. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 46.5. The money favors the Chiefs at -145 while you can cash in at +125 if you back the Colts.
What: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
When: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Spread: Chiefs -3.5
Moneyline: Kansas City -145 at Indianapolis +125
Game Total: 46.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kansas City vs Indianapolis
Why Bet The Kansas City Chiefs To Beat The Colts
The Chiefs beat the Saints 27-21 at home last week. Kansas City is now 4-2 SU and 2-4 ATS this season. They average 22.7 points per game (17th) and 20.5 points per game (11th).
Kansas City averages 238.3 passing yards per game (21st). QB Alex Smith (1511 yards, 7 TDs & 2 INTs) has mastered his job as a game manager. Smith completed 17 of 24 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints.
WR Jeremy Maclin (27 rec, 333 yards, 1 TD) is leading the team in receptions on the team. Spencer Ware (15 rec, 285 yards, 1 TD) has become a dual threat. He ran for 77 yards to go with his 46-yard touchdown reception last week. The Chiefs average 109.8 rushing yards per game (18th). Ware (95 car, 492 yards, 2 TDs) had 17 carries for 77 yards last week.
“Great feet and vision — when he hits it, he’s going up the field,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said of Ware. “You don’t see him going lateral much. When he sees it, he hits it, and makes up a little bit just by angles, on speed.”
Kansas City has the 11th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 257.0 passing yards per game (19th) and 114.3 rushing yards per game (21st). The Chiefs have recorded only eight sacks this season (8th). Derrick Johnson has 44 tackles, and Dee Ford has 3.5 sacks.
Why Bet Indianapolis Colts To Beat The Chiefs
The Indianapolis Colts are back in the weak AFC South race with their 33-26 win over the Tennessee Titans last week. They improved to 3-4 SU and 3-3-1 ATS. They average 27.7 points per game (4th) and allow 28.6 points per game (28th).
The Colts average 273.6 passing yards per game (7th). QB Andrew Luck (2074 yards, 14 TDs & 4 INTs) completed 27 of 39 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns last week. WR TY Hilton (45 rec, 689 yards, 4 TDs) remains un-guardable. He had seven receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown against the Titans. Indianapolis averages 98.9 rushing yards per game (22nd). RB Frank Gore (117 car, 495 yards, 2 TDs) carried the ball 17 times for 61 yards last week.
Indianapolis has the 29th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Colts allow 281.0 passing yards (25th) and 118.6 rushing yards per game (25th). They have recorded 11 sacks this season (24th). D’Qwell Jackson has the 45 tackles, and Erik Walden has 5.0 sacks.
Betting Trends For this Matchup:
- Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Kansas City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
- Kansas City is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indianapolis
- Kansas City is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing Indianapolis
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The betting public is wary of the Colts which is surprising since you would expect them to attract money as home underdogs after coming off an upset win at Tennessee. Wiseguy money split on this game. The ones who like the Chiefs snapped up the -2.5s but just as many side with the Colts at +3.