Week 1 NFL Expert Picks – Chiefs, Titans Battle, Are Playoff Implications on the Line?

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Week 1 NFL Expert Picks – Chiefs, Titans Battle, Are Playoff Implications on the Line?

It may sound strange to say, but the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs will square off in a Week 1 matchup that could very well have playoff implications for both teams much later in the season.

Of course, the wheels could fall off for one of both of these teams as the 2014 regular season progresses, but I’m thinking the likely scenario is that one of these teams could have a shot as a Wild Card.

Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
The Tennessee Titans go head-to-head against the 5.5 point favorite Kansas City Chiefs in NFL week 1 betting action.
Starts: 09/07/2014 1:00PM
Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Dr.
Kansas City, Missouri

Week 1 NFL Expert Picks –Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs

Preview: Tennessee (7-9 SU,6-8-2 ATS) went 2-2 SU and ATS in the preseason and played as inconsistent as their record indicates in beating Green Bay an Atlanta and losing to New Orleans and Minnesota.

Kansas City (11-6 SU,9-8 ATS) lost their last three preseason games to go 1-3 SU and 0-1-3 ATS. Making matters worse is the fact that Kansas City failed to score more than 16 points in each of their final three tune-ups.

Analysis: On paper, this game looks like it should be a fairly easy win for the Chiefs but I’m not so sure after watching these two teams all preseason.

I think the best pick for this matchup is to play Tennessee to cover the spread in a matchup that looks like a classic field goal game just waiting to happen to me.

The Chiefs won in Tennessee 26-17 last season but they’re also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against their AFC counterparts and a winless 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.

Tennessee is just 3-7 SU in its last 10 games against Kansas City but the Titans are also 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Week 1 games.

Week 1 NFL Expert Pick: Tennessee +5½ Points