Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs will look to snap out of their funk and get back in the win column when they host Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Both one-win teams are desperate to get the ‘W’ in this Week 5 matchup, but one team looks like a virtual lock in my expert opinion.
Now, let’s find out which team will bring home the bacon!
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Week 5 Spread
What: Chicago Bears (1-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)
When: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Kansas City, MO
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
Weather: 84° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Chiefs -10.5
Moneyline: Chicago +360 vs Kansas City -450
Game Total: 45.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Chicago vs Kansas City
Bet The Chicago Bears at +10 Because…
KC D is ranked 29th overall and 28th against the pass
Maybe I’m turning into an ‘ol softy or maybe I’m just tired of ripping Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, but whatever the case, I’ve got to admit that Cutler never looked as good as he did in leading Chicago to a thrilling 22-20 win over revitalized Oakland in Week 4.
Bears QB Jay Cutler has been called a lot of things. He can now add Jesus & the venerable Shane Falco to the list. http://t.co/fczigPmK11
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 5, 2015
The Bears got their first won of the season and covered the spread as 3-point as Cutler completed 28 of 43 passes for 218 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. More importantly, Cutler made a handful of fantastic throws to lead the Bears to a modest 48 yard drive in the last two minutes to set up a game-winning 49-yard field goal for kicker Robbie Gould that split the uprights with just two seconds remaining.
Cutler completed five of eight passes on Chicago’s final drive, but heaped praise on his offensive linemen afterward.
"There were a lot of moving parts up there, and those guys held their own," said Cutler, of Chicago’s patchwork O-line.
Bet The Kansas City Chiefs at -10 Because…
Jeremy Maclin has a league-leading 19 receptions over the past two weeks.
Kansas City has lost three in a row coming into this contest and took a big step backwards in their humbling 36-21 loss against unbeaten Cincinnati last weekend. Veteran quarterback Alex Smith played well when he wasn’t getting pounded into the dirt. The accurate, but weak-armed Smith completed 31 of 45 pass attempts for a whopping 386 yards although he failed to throw a touchdown pass in the loss. The Chiefs were also held to just 117 rushing yards while allowing Smith to get sacked a whopping five times.
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 8, 2015
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Tthe Kansas City Chiefs are actually as bad as they’ve played this season, I also don’t think they’re worthy of being a 10-point favorite against Chicago, even at home.
The Bears have compiled some really discouraging ATS trends the last couple of seasons, but that was mostly under former head coach Marc Trestman, so I’m going to discount a few of them, though I can’t totally absolve current head coach John Fox for his small role in the Bears’ 1-4 ATS mark in their last five road games.
With Kansas City going 3-7 SU and ATS in its last 10 games – and shooting themselves in the foot several times this season already, I like Chicago to cover the NFL betting line.
The underdog and road team in this rivalry are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings and Chicago will have their best wide receiver in Alshon Jeffrey back on the field in this one.
58 percent of the betting public agrees with my pick that Chicago will cover, if not win outright!