Giants vs. Chiefs 2021 NFL Week 8 Odds, Preview and Pick
The reeling Kansas City Chiefs host the New York Giants on Monday night in a game the Chiefs must win. Although KC is close to a -10 favorite, beating NYG won’t be as easy as many believe. The Giants head to Missouri after their best performance of the season.
Will Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs right their sinking ship? Or will the Giants add to KC’s woes? Keep reading for NFL betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Giants at Chiefs. Check out the latest sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Giants vs. Chiefs Game Information
- When: Monday, November 1, 2021, 8:15 PM ET
- Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: WFAN 660 AM (Giants) / 106.5 The Wolf (Chiefs)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: New York Giants (+9.5) / Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5)
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Why Bet on the New York Giants?
On the surface, the Giants’ offense is a mess. NYG averages just 19.3 points each game. A deeper look, though, reveals the Giants aren’t as bad as advertised. NYG quarterback Daniel Jones averages over 260 passing yards per, which ranks thirteenth in the league. Jones completed 69.7% of his passes in the impressive 25-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 7.
If the Giants can rush the ball, they should have some success versus the KC defense. Good news on that front. Saquon Barkley is listed as questionable instead of doubtful.
On average, NYG gives up 25.3 points per game. But before decrying that as a problem, we should note that the Giants’ D has played some decent games. In NFL Week 3, the Giants held Atlanta to 17 points. The Saints scored just 21 in an NY overtime victory against New Orleans on Oct. 3. In their last, the Giants keep the Panthers to 3 points.
No doubt, NYG’s defense will have to play one of their best games of the season to keep Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense under wraps. Based on the last performance versus Carolina, there’s a possibility the Giants’ defense does exactly that.
Why Bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?
Even though the Chiefs scored just 3 points in a surprising 27-3 loss to the Titans in Week 7, Kansas City still ranks third in the league in yards per game. Mahomes and his mates amass 419.3 yards each game.
Most of the yards, 301.1, come via the pass. But KC is also a decent rushing team. The running backs acquire 118.1 yards per game. Kansas City averages 26.9 points every contest, which makes them the eighth-highest scoring team on average each week.
Kansas City’s biggest issues are on defense. The Chiefs allow a terrible 404.6 yards per match up, ranking twenty-eighth in the category. Opponents average 29 points per, which ranks twenty-seventh. Opposing teams can pass and rush against KC. The Chiefs allow 275.7 passing yards and 128.9 rushing yards per game.
Giants vs. Chiefs Betting Trends
- Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games versus a team with a losing home record.
- NYG is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous.
- Under is 7-1 in the Giants’ last 8 games versus a team with a losing record.
- Chiefs are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 at home.
- Kansas City is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite at home.
- Under is 5-1 in the Chiefs’ last 6 games following a straight up loss.
Giants vs. Chiefs Expert Betting Predictions
Patrick Mahomes and the offense have struggled. One of the problems is turnovers. The Chiefs have committed 17 turnovers, which is worst in the NFL. Mahomes has thrown 9 picks. So Patrick has contributed more than 50% of the turnovers this season.
But although Mahomes deserves plenty of blame for Kansas City’s 3-4 straight up record, the most blame falls on the defense. No quarterback and no offense can score points on a consistent basis when they’re always in a whole.
Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense must always play catchup, which is one of the reasons KC won’t cover. The Giants aren’t a great team. Heck, NYG might not be a good team. But Kansas City isn’t a great team, either. More importantly, the Giants start this game with a 9.5 to 0 lead. KC could end up winning. The Giants will cover the spread.
NFL Week 8 Pick: New York Giants
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