Monday Night Football 2018 Live Betting – Rams-Chiefs: Are Points Worth Taking with KC?If the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams continue on their current paths, we could see them facing each other in the Super Bowl. And if that happens, this Monday night encounter between them should serve as a rather explosive preview. These two clubs, both sporting 9-1 records, meet each other at 8:15 PM ET at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and while ESPN televises it live, customers signed up with BetAnySports will have the opportunity to place wagers in real time, with the help of state-of-the-art software from Live Betting Ultra.
Of course, this was supposed to be a game played south of the border. Mexico City’s Estadio Azreca was to be the host, but somehow they could not get their playing surface in the right condition, and after a few threats were thrown around (by worried players, not the government, mind you), the site of the game was hastily moved to Los Angeles. The Rams will use the occasion to offer tickets to recent wildfire victims from Southern California, as well as first responders.
While both of these teams come in with the same straight-up ledger, they have had different levels of success against the pointspread. Kansas City is 8-2 ATS, while the Rams are 4-5-1 against the number.
And by the way, this total is the largest that has ever been recorded in the NFL. Clearly everybody is looking for fireworks, and reportedly, neither the public nor the “smart money” is betting it down.
In the Monday night football betting odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Rams are favored by a field goal:
It should be noted, if you are considering the total, that this game was moved from a site where there was to be a “hybrid” of natural and artificial turf to one that is purely grass, and that is obviously the surface both of these teams play their home games on. When you look at what each of them brings to the table, the Rams are the team that will challenge Kansas City linebackers probably a little bit more with passes to people out of the backfield. Todd Gurley is having an MVP-level season, with 988 rushing yards, and he also has 402 receiving. The Chiefs have had their difficulties defending passes that go to running backs, but Kansas City does catch a break here with the injury to Cooper Kupp, who is Los Angeles’ equivalent to Julian Edelman, in the respect that he gets as much trust from Jared Goff as Edelman gets from Tom Brady. Kupp’s contributions were substantial; he caught 40 passes for 566 yards and leads the Rams with six touchdown receptions. He was the intermediate guy, and without him, the Rams have to dip into their depth chart, with the problem being that there may not be another really threatening receiver there.
Kansas City’s defense has admittedly had its troubles the season; they were burned regularly early in the season, but the high-powered offense, led by Patrick Mahonmes, another MVP candidate with 3150 yards and 31 touchdowns, was able to win shootouts against opponents. And Goff, the former #1 overall draft pick, has averaged a monstrous 9.4 yards per attempt, seemingly able to exploit that unit. But while Kansas City is 30th in the NFL in yards allowed per drive, these teams are very close in terms of points allowed on a per-drive basis, and they have performed in a similar fashion in the red zone. KC has more sacks (31) and interceptions (11), and that have been really good on third down, allowing just 36.4% success, plus they have gotten healthier with the return of safety Daniel Sorensen and linebacker Justin Houston, so is there really that much of a difference?
We ask that, mindful that Marcus Peters, one of the star cornerbacks the Rams acquired, is having an awful time of it this year, as he has allowed the second-most touchdowns of any defensive back in the league. Remember that Aqib Talib is out with an ankle injury, and since he’s been on the shelf, the Rams have allowed more than eight yards per pass attempt. Who will cover Tyreek Hill? The answer is, no one.
Both these clubs are permissive against the run, and certainly both of them will run the football with success, which will just make the passing game for each team a little better. You can guess where we’re going here, as even though this number has been set high, we will take the “over.” But at the same time, we also afford the Chiefs a pretty good chance of winning this game straight up, so these points may be a nice gift.
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