Among the early-afternoon games on the Week 6 NFL betting slate is a cross-conference matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Football Team. While both squads won their respective divisions a year ago, they both enter Sunday’s game with losing records. Only one side will be able to climb back to .500 this week. Many predict this Chiefs vs Washington showdown to be a shootout. The NFL betting odds are also showing a heavy lean to the road team.
Chiefs vs Washington Week 6 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 6 Game
Kansas City Chiefs (2-3, 1-1 Away) vs. Washington Football Team (2-3, 1-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Venue: FedExField — Landover, MD
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Kansas City Chiefs Preview
While several NFL betting sharps were eyeing the Chiefs as a candidate for regression this season, it’s hard to imagine many envisioned it coming this early. Kansas City’s horrendous defense plagued them once again in a Week 5 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. Many are marking that game down as an official passing of the torch in the AFC. After allowing another 38 points last week, the Chiefs are allowing over 32 points per game on average. That ranks dead last in the NFL, as does their adjusted defensive efficiency rating, per Football Outsiders.
Another concern for Andy Reid and the two-time AFC Conference champs is the fact that Patrick Mahomes has been turnover-prone. He threw two more interceptions in last week’s defeat, bringing his season total to six. It marked his second multi-INT game in three weeks and was also his fourth straight game throwing at least one pick. The Chiefs also have some injury concerns to deal with heading into this Week 6 NFL betting contest. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has already been placed on IR. Star tight end Travis Kelce is banged up as well.
Washington Football Team Preview
After pulling out an improbable win two weeks ago, Washington got thoroughly outclassed on their home field by the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. The 11-point loss actually looks a lot closer on the scoreboard than it ever felt. Once again, the Football Team’s defense leaked yards and points in bunches. Considering the expectations surrounding the unit coming into the year, Washington’s D is arguably the biggest disappointment in the NFL through five weeks. Things won’t be any easier for Chase Young and Co. this week against a potent Chiefs offense.
Taylor Heinicke was not at his best in last week’s loss with two interceptions thrown. Fortunately, he has a prime opportunity to rebound in Week 6 against the porous Kansas City defense. At least fantasy football managers were thrilled to see Antonio Gibson garner 20 carries and score two touchdowns last week. Both he and star wideout Terry McLaurin could be primed for a big game in Sunday’s NFL betting matchup. The over/under for this matchup is notably the highest of any game on this week’s slate.
Chiefs vs Washington Odds and Spread
Moneyline: KC: (-300) | WAS: (+250)
Spread: KC: -7 (-110) | WAS: +7 (-110)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: KC: (79%) | WAS: (21%)
Chiefs vs Washington NFL Betting Trends
- The Chiefs are 1-4 ATS and 4-1 to the over this season.
- Washington is 1-4 ATS and 4-1 to the over this season.
- Chiefs are 11-2 SU in their last 13 road games.
- The total has gone over in five of Washington’s last six games.
- Chiefs are 7-0 ATS in their last seven head-to-head matchups against Washington.
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Chiefs vs Washington Stats
- Kansas City is averaging 30.8 PPG this season (No. 5 in the NFL).
- Kansas City is surrendering 32.6 PPG this season (No. 32 in the NFL).
- Washington is averaging 24.6 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 12 in the NFL).
- Washington is surrendering 31.0 PPG this season (No. 31 in the NFL).
Chiefs vs Washington Prediction
The Chiefs vs Washington NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.