Tuesday, June 28

Giants vs Chiefs Odds, Prediction, Betting Trends for NFL ‘Monday Night Football’

When the Chiefs (3-4) host the Giants (2-5) at Arrowhead Stadium to close out NFL Week 8, they will look to get back to .500 again on their way back to the AFC playoff position. Kansas City has fought powerful foes from the AFC, but has dispatched Washington and Philadelphia from the NFC East.

The Chiefs need a game improvement for Patrick Mahomes and the offense after the debacle against the Titans in Week 8. The Giants are coming off their second win of the season at home against the Panthers.

Will Daniel Jones have enough healthy weapons to fight Mahomes?

Here’s everything you need to know about betting the Giants vs Chiefs in Week 8, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Sunday Night Football.”

Giants vs Chiefs odds for ‘Monday Night Football’

  • Spread: Heads by 10.5
  • Below: 52.5
  • Money line: Giants +385, Bosses -500

The Chiefs have remained double-digit favorites despite their slow start to the season as the Giants are still battling injuries. Kansas City also takes the emotional hit in primetime in addition to the strong home-court advantage.

(betting odds for FanDuel sports betting)

All-time series of Giants vs. Chiefs

The Giants have an 11-3 lead as the teams have only met 14 times. The Giants won 12-9 in overtime in November 2017. The Chiefs won 31-7 in 2013. The Giants have won five of the last six meetings. But they have never faced the Chiefs with Mahomes at quarterback.

Three trends to know

—82 percent of spread bettors are following the recent momentum of each team and taking the Giants to cover the large number as the losers of the night on the road.

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—65 percent of above / below average bettors believe the high total remains low given the nature of the Chiefs’ explosive offense and the Giants still have some playmakers.

—The Giants are 4-6 up and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games. The total has been topped only three times in those games. The Chiefs are 3-7 ATS and 5-5 SU in their last 10 games, with only half surpassing point total.

Three things to look at

Will Mahomes settle at home?

Mahomes has struggled impatiently looking for the big play, leading to unusual sacks and interceptions. He needs to calm down, do some checkdowns, and rely on a more balanced offense when home runs aren’t available, setting up for more effective singles and doubles. That will re-open the long ball for Mahomes.

How will the Giants help Jones?

The Giants are hopeful that wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle) and Sterling Shepard (hamstring) can return to help Darius Slayton and Evan Engram. The Chiefs’ running defense is also shaky enough to get more out of backup running back Devontae Booker. Jones plays well when his support system shows up.

Will the Chiefs defense recover?

The Chiefs’ other big problem has been on the other side of the ball. Injuries have been a factor, but Steve Spanguolo’s group has struggled to get off the field and make enough big plays to counter how many he can give up. At home for the night, Kansas City could make a statement there to complement Mahomes.

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Statistics that matter

125.6. That’s the average number of rushing yards per game the Giants are allowing this season, putting their rushing defense 24th overall. The Chiefs tend to over-correct with Andy Reid when they don’t run enough and put too much pressure on Mahomes and the passing game. Except Darrel Williams to play a key role in the victory.

Giant vs. Boss Prediction

The Cheif should come out playing well in every way with a sense of desperation. They were in exact spots against the Eagles and Washington in familiar game-improvement situations. The Giants will do their best to compete, but the Chiefs should be in full control of this cable-to-cable game with their playoff chances essentially at stake.

Bosses 38, Giants 13


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