Chiefs-Giants Betting Odds: Week 8 Monday Night Football picks, predictions
The final game of Week 8 is here, and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Chiefs-Giants betting odds, teasers, game and player props for Monday Night Football. The Chiefs are in desperate need of a “get right game,” and the Giants are the perfect opponent for that. Kansas City has dropped two of its last three, but is 2-0 against the NFC East this season, with a 12-point win over the Eagles and an 18-point win against Washington. The Giants defeated the Panthers by 22 points in Week 7, but face an entirely different breed of offense on Monday night.
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Longtime Poker broadcaster and sports bettor David Tuchman is here to preview the Chiefs-Giants betting odds and provides his analysis on the best bets worth a wager.
Monday night football isn’t exactly the game of the week. I mean, let’s be honest, this is the kind of game you’re only watching if it means something to your fantasy football team or you’ve bet on it. The latter is precisely why we’re here right now.
CHIEFS-GIANTS BETTING ODDS
RECORDS: Kansas City Chiefs (3-4, 2-5 ATS) vs. New York Giants (2-5, 3-4 ATS)
GAME TIME: Monday, Nov. 1 at 8:20 p.m. ET (ESPN)
MONEYLINE: Chiefs -500 ML, Giants +410 ML
SPREAD: Chiefs -10.5
OVER/UNDER: 52 points
CHIEFS-GIANTS PUBLIC TRENDS
Chiefs ML: 95% money, 90% bets
Chiefs Spread: 84% money, 79% bets
Over: 80% money, 59% bets
Kansas City has been disappointing to say the least. They are 3-4 overall, 2-5 against the spread and an awful 0-3 against the spread at home. So what to make of this team? Is this the same team that steamrolled through their competition en route to the Super Bowl last year?
There were signs of this last season – while the Chiefs were winning games, they weren’t covering very often meaning they weren’t as good as people thought they were. I argue they are still overrated – this offense, Patrick Mahomes just haven’t been very good as of late.
As for the G-men, they are decimated by injuries and that’s certainly not going to help an offense that’s already somewhat anemic which brings me to the best value bet in this game.
At 52, the market is expecting a 31-21 game. The market is counting on the Chiefs’ offense to be their dominant self which they haven’t been in weeks. And the market is counting on the Chiefs’ defense to be awful which I can see, but let’s not discount the injuries on the offensive side of the ball for New York.
31-21 wouldn’t shock me, but I think that’s probably on the higher side of the potential outcomes. My models have the most likely totals at around 46.6 which offers us a tremendous opportunity.
The Pick: UNDER 52
As for the line, I don’t see a ton of value, but I’m definitely leaning toward betting on the Giants. As I mentioned above, Kansas City is 0-3 as a home favorite against the spread. New York isn’t a particularly good team, but I still think the perception of Kansas City is far better than the reality.
The Pick: NY Giants +10.5
There is one prop that has caught my eye. Despite the offensive issues that have plagued the Chiefs lately, Tyreek Hill has averaged 8.25 receptions per week. According to PFF, Hill should be matched up against Darnay Holmes the majority of the time tonight – Mahomes and coach Andy Reid will look to exploit this mismatch.
The Pick: OVER 6.5 receptions for Tyreek Hill
My prediction: 26-21 Kansas City wins