The 0-2 Saints will play host to the 0-2 Chiefs today as each club looks to get their season turned around before it is too late. Start time in this AFC versus NFC contest is set for 1:00pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on CBS. Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints Odds have the host squad listed as a -8.5 against the spread favorite while the game total is set at 53 points. New Orleans is drawing -400 on the money line ($400 wins $100) and Kansas City is a +320 play ($100 wins $320) to get its first win of the season.
Kansas City fell in ugly fashion for a second consecutive week last Sunday as the Bills dismantled Romeo Crennel’s crew 35-17 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Chiefs, just as they did in their week one loss to the Falcons, piled up quite a few yards, but this time they did so in a second half chase role.
Turnovers and poor special teams play contributed to the team’s demise, once again, as they were -3 in turnover margin and yielded an 88 yard punt return score in the third quarter.
New Orleans can certainly fell Kansas City’s pain as it too slid to 0-2 last weekend with a 27-35 road loss against NFC South rival Carolina. The Saints also took aim at their own foot as quarterback Drew Brees tossed two interceptions for a second consecutive week.
Most pundits did not expect to find either of these teams in this position, but almost all of them are anticipating KC to realize an 0-3 record after today. New Orleans, other than its shocking week one loss to the Redskins, has been an unstoppable force at the Superdome of late. It seems unlikely that an injury plagued, mistake prone, poorly coached team like the Chiefs would hand the Saints their second home loss of the season in week three.
The Saints are 6-0 both straight up and against the spread over the last five years playing as a home favorite off a road loss. Kansas City could keep this closer than most believe, though. The Chiefs have enough weapons to make life miserable for New Orleans porous defense, and they too have performed well against the number in today’s situation. Kansas City is 5-0 against the spread over the last five years playing as a road dog off a road loss.
Free Pick: Take KC +8.5. The Chiefs will move to 0-3 but they should do enough on offense to get their first cover of the season.
Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints Preview and Odds:
Kansas City Chiefs +8.5 (-110), Over 53 (-110), +320 (Moneyline)
New Orleans Saints -8.5 (-110), Under 53 (-110), -400 (Moneyline)
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