NFL Free Picks: Bills vs Chiefs Week 8 Gambling Odds

October 30th, 2010 by

bills vs chiefsIt has not been a good year in the NFL gambling action for Buffalo Bills fans. Actually it’s been a pretty rotten decade and a half for Bills fans. Not since the Jim Kelly days when the Bills ripped off 4 straight Super Bowls (all losses of course) has there been much to celebrate during the long Buffalo winters.

This year things are off to an especially bad start as the team is 0-6 through and the only team left in the league through Week 7 without a single measly win. But that could change this weekend as the team travels to heartland take on the 4-2 Kansas City Chiefs.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Chiefs as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 45.5.

While this game might be a bit different is the Bills were playing at home it’s just difficult to see the Buffalo getting the better of good defensive club like the Chiefs at home –although stranger things have happened.

Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has been outstanding since taking over the starter’s role and last week’s 374 yards, 4 TD performances was his best game yet as a pro. However the Bills running game and lack of talent in the receiving corps keep this team from getting that elusive first win.

KC’s offense has been gathering steam of late averaging 25.0 points per game (9th bets in the NFL betting odds action). It’s led by a strong running game with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones creating a two-headed monster in the backfield.

But it’s the Chiefs defense that has been the star of the show. KC is the 7th ranked defense in the league giving up just 18.7 points per game and if it wasn’t for freakish meltdown a few weeks back vs. the Texans this would be a top 3 defense. It’s been superb against the run allowing just 89.7 rushing yards per game and is well coached.

Fitzpatrick should be able to throw the ball a bit against the Chiefs as they’re giving up 243.8 passing yards per game and have just 5 INTs on the year.

But the Chiefs offense is so good at chewing up the clock he’ll be playing from behind for most of the day and probably trying to force things, which leads to TOs.

Take the hometown Chiefs in this sports betting contest.

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