This NFL betting matchup features a pair of teams looking to end their respective two-game losing streaks. The Kansas City Chiefs are looking up at all three of their AFC West Division cohorts after three weeks of play. It’s certainly an unexpected start to the year for the two-time conference champions. They’ll look to stop the bleeding this Sunday when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL betting odds have sided with the visitors ahead of this Chiefs vs Eagles showdown.
Chiefs vs Eagles Week 4 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 4 Game
Kansas City Chiefs (1-2, 0-1 Away) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2, 0-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, PA
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Kansas City Chiefs Preview
Despite ranking top five in scoring offense and averaging over 30 points per game through three weeks, the Chiefs limp into Philadelphia off of back-to-back losses. This marks the first time that Kansas City has had a losing record since Andy Reid took over as the team’s head coach back in 2013. Such a stat speaks to just how dominant the Chiefs have been for the past several years. Reid will attempt to earn win No. 100 for his Chiefs tenure against his former team.
While Kansas City enjoys a vote of confidence from the NFL betting oddsmakers that has them listed as 7-point favorites for this Week 4 clash, it will take a much better defensive effort for them to cover. Through three weeks, the Chiefs defense ranks dead last in adjusted efficiency against both the run and pass, per Football Outsiders. Offensively, the Chiefs will need to cut down on the turnovers. A pair of Patrick Mahomes interceptions were joined with two lost fumbles in last week;’s defeat. Perhaps one silver lining is that they still had a chance right down to the end against the Los Angeles Chargers despite the sloppy performance. Mahomes had three touchdown passes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire finally got the run game going with a 100-yard effort.
Philadelphia Eagles Preview
After having their way with the Atlanta Falcons in their opener and playing the San Francisco 49ers tough in a narrow Week 2 loss, the Eagles got stomped hard by the division rival Dallas Cowboys last Monday. Philadelphia was down two scores at halftime and could never recover as they dropped their second straight and failed to cover as NFL betting underdogs. Of further concern for the Eagles going forward is the injury situation. Known for having horrible luck on the injury front the past few seasons, the Eagles absorbed multiple costly blows along both the offensive and defensive fronts last week.
The real head-scratcher when it comes to the Week 3 defeat lies in the offensive game plan. Or, perhaps, lack thereof. Quarterback Jalen Hurts finished with a big stat line of over 360 total yards and a pair of touchdowns. While that seems like a positive, it truly felt like a one-man show on Monday night. The Eagles’ top two running backs, Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell, combined to carry the ball just three times. Philly will need to have a more balanced plan of attack going forward if they are to compete in the NFC East. That said, it was nice to see Zach Ertz haul in a touchdown pass. It could be a big statistical day for several Eagles players this Sunday given the defense they face.
Chiefs vs Eagles Odds and Spread
Moneyline: KC: (-350) | PHI: (+270)
Spread: KC: -7 (-110) | PHI: +7 (-110)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: KC: (78%) | PHI: (22%)
Chiefs vs Eagles NFL Betting Trends
- The Chiefs are 0-3 ATS and 2-1 to the over this season.
- The Eagles are 1-2 ATS and 1-2 to the over this season.
- Chiefs are just 1-7 ATS in their last eight games.
- The total has gone under in nine of the Eagles’ last 13 games.
- Eagles are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games against AFC opponents.
Chiefs vs Eagles Stats
- Kansas City is averaging 30.7 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 5 in the NFL).
- Kansas City is surrendering 31.7 PPG this season (Tied for No. 31 in the NFL).
- Philadelphia is averaging 21.3 PPG this season (No. 23 in the NFL).
- Philadelphia is surrendering 21.3 PPG this season (No. 10 in the NFL).
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Chiefs vs Eagles Prediction
The Chiefs vs Eagles NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.
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