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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team Predictions, Odds, Picks

Oct. 17, 2021
Joe Williams
VI American Football Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com

The Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) look to rebound on the road against the Washington Football Team (2-3) at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. for a Week 6 contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET, with the game televised on CBS.

Score Prediction

Chiefs 30, WFT 20

Best Bets

Chiefs -6.5

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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team Predictions

The Chiefs went 14-2 last season, and didn’t lose their second game until a meaningless Week 17 battle when they rested their starters. They have already lost three games this season before the leaves have fully changed. What is going on in Kansas City?

Opposing defenses have really keyed on stopping either Travis Kelce or Tyreek Hill, forcing others to have to step up, or challenging the Chiefs to run the ball. The latter will be a huge problem now that RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is out indefinitely due to a knee injury. That means RBs Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon will be forced to step up to fill the void. That means the Chiefs will likely be even more pass- happy than they have already been.

The Chiefs need someone to step up like WRs Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson or Josh Gordon. The patchwork offensive line has done a good job, but that’s also a big concern each and every weekend.

Washington has alternated losses and wins so far this season, going 1-2 SU/0-3 ATS at home. Last time out was a 33-22 loss at home against the New Orleans Saints, a game which saw WFT allow 271 passing yards. Look for more of the same here.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team Betting Odds

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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team Betting Resources

  • Matchup: AFC West vs. NFC East
  • Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Venue: FedExField
  • Location: Landover, Maryland
  • TV-Time: CBS - 1:00 p.m. ET



Kansas City Chiefs Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 2-3
  • ATS: 1-4
  • O/U: 4-1
  • ATS - Home: 0-3
  • ATS - Away: 1-1

The Chiefs lost CEH to injury, so that’s a huge problem since he is also a valuable pass catcher out of the backfield as a safety valve. Dependable pass catchers have been at a premium for Mahomes, who has two or more touchdown passes in each of his five outings, and three or more touchdowns in four of those games. But Kelce and Hill cannot do it all for the Chiefs.

The lack of depth is a concern for the Chiefs, but somehow they have still managed to post 33 or more points in three of five games, going for 420.4 total yards per game to rank fourth in the NFL. They’re also fifth in both passing yards per game (292.5) and points scored (30.8) per game, while ranking seventh in rushing yards with 128.2. Expect the latter to take the biggest hit.

Defensively, the Chiefs have been a big mess, too, and that might be the worst part of this team. They’re 31 st in the NFL in total yards per game allowed (437.4), while ranking dead-last in points scored (32.6) per game. Kansas City is allowed 296.4 passing yards per game, so QB Taylor Heinicke is likely licking his chops for his chance to mince them up. Kansas City is also 29th in the NFL against the run.

Washington Football Team Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 2-3
  • ATS: 1-4
  • O/U: 4-1
  • ATS - Home: 0-3
  • ATS - Away: 1-1

Washington has won just twice in five outings, covering only in Atlanta back in Week 4 in a 34-30 win. The most consistent part of this team for bettors is in the total department, cashing the OVER in four consecutive outings.

Everything about Washington is mediocre. They’re 12th in the NFL with 24.6 PPG, but just 20th with 348.2 total yards per game, and 21st with 239.4 passing yards per outing. On the defensive side of the ball, Washington ranks 27th with 407.8 total yards per game and 293.4 passing yards per game allowed.

They’re second-to-last in points allowed, too, at 31.0 PPG. Washington’s strength defensively, if you want to call it that, is their run defense, ranked 18th. But again, Kansas City won’t be running the ball much here.

Inside the Stats - Kansas City Chiefs

  • Record: 2-3
  • Division Standing: 4th - AFC West
  • Points Scored: 154
  • Points Allowed: 163
  • PS/G: 30.8 (5th)
  • PA/G: 32.6 (32nd)

Inside the Stats - Washington Football Team

  • Record: 2-3
  • Division Standing: 2nd - NFC East
  • Points Scored: 123
  • Points Allowed: 155
  • PS/G: 24.6 (12th)
  • PA/G: 31 (31st)

Key Players to Watch

  • KNC: Patrick Mahomes - QB (135/195, 1,490 yards, 16 TD, 6 INT)
  • KNC: Tyreek Hill - WR (37 catches, 516 yards, 4 TD)
  • WFT: Antonio Gibson - RB (79 carries, 313 yards, 3 TD)
  • WFT: Terry McLaurin - WR (29 catches, 400 yards, 3 TD)

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team Betting Conclusion

Both of these teams enter 2-3, and for Washington that’s not terribly surprising. For Kansas City, it’s shocking. They’ll enter with a chip on their shoulder, and the Chiefs should be able to move the ball up and down the field with Mahomes and company.

Washington will likely try to follow the same blueprint of the Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, etc. in shutting down Hill and Kelce, making someone else beat them, but they don’t really have the horses to make that happen. This game comes down to Mahomes vs. Heinicke, and you have to figure Kansas City, the defending AFC champion, is seven points better on just that fact alone.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team Betting Trends

  • Kansas City has gone OVER the point total in four of its last five games.
  • Kansas City has failed to cover the spread in 14 of its last 16 games.
  • Washington has failed to cover the spread in four of its last five games.
  • Washington has gone OVER the point total in five of its last six games.


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