Kansas City travels to Cincinnati to take one of the few remaining undefeated teams in the NFL this Sunday. KC has lost two games in a row in a difficult way. They’ll be looking to get back to .500.
For Cincinnati, staying undefeated is something that they’re going to try and focus on. Cincinnati started out last season hot only to implode later on in the season. Keeping momentum on their side is paramount if they hope to get further along in the playoffs than just a wildcard or divisional game this season.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Kansas City Chiefs Vs Cincinnati Bengals 4-Point Spread
What: Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Weather: 69° F/Sprinkles
Spread: Cincinnati -4
Moneyline: Kansas City +160 vs Cincinnati -200
Game Total: 44.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kansas City vs Cincinnati
Why Bet On Kansas City to Beat Cincinnati (-4)
The Chiefs have struggled to keep QB Alex Smith upright, a trend the Bengals would like to keep going.
Kansas City’s offense should be able to put points up on the board against Cincinnati’s defense. The Bengals are undefeated but the defense hasn’t kept anybody from scoring against it.
Oakland only scored 13 points against the Cincinnati D in Week 1. But, in Week 2 San Diego put up 19 points. Almost as important is the fact that the Chargers, with rookie running back Melvin Gordon leading the way, rushed for 131 yards from 24 carries. Kansas City’s running back, Jamal Charles, is one of the best in the NFL. In Week 3, Baltimore QB Joe Flaaco exploited Cincinnati’s defense for 362 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Not only does KC have a great running back in Jamal Charles but the Chiefs also have a prolific passing attack. If the Bengals decide to shut down the Chiefs’ rushing attack, QB Alex Smith can throw to TE Travis Kelce or WR Jeremy Maclin. Either way KC should score against the Cincinnati defense.
The drought is over! Jeremy Maclin scores the Chiefs' first touchdown by a wide receiver since 2013: http://t.co/f7Qz0r2Agu
— ESPN (@espn) September 29, 2015
Why Bet On Cincinnati (-4) to Beat Kansas City
Dalton has completed 66% of his passes for 866 yards with 8 TDs & 1 INT for the 3-0 Bengals.
What’s happened to Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton? He’s turned into the reincarnation of Boomer Esiason. Dalton has been brilliant in 2015. He’s thrown for 483 yards and 5 touchdowns. He hasn’t thrown a pick. He’s completing 68.3% of his passes. His QB rating is an awesome 120.3.
— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) October 1, 2015
Dalton leads an offense that is capable of both passing and rushing the football. When an offense is as balanced as Cincinnati’s, the team with that offense becomes almost impossible to beat because that offense can control the pace of the game. The Bengals rush for 129.3 yards per game. Cincinnati passes for 285 yards per game. The offense averages 414.3 yards per matchup.
Although Kansas City will score against Cincinnati, the Bengals should keep down the Chiefs’ possessions. Cincinnati could win the Super Bowl if the defense continues to gel and improve. Dalton won’t make a mistake at home. My final score prediction is Cincinnati 38, Kansas City 28.