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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Odds

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Oct/01/2008
Carolina Panthers

What we thought was the worst team in the NFL this season, the Kansas City Chiefs, managed to knock off a good Denver Broncos team last week. Now we have the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers betting odds opening at Carolina -9 ½ and hovering between that number and -10.

This game was getting balanced action early on and Gambling911.com believed this line should be at Panthers -14 ½.

It's interesting to point out that the Chiefs responded well last year after a win, going on to beat their next opponent twice. The problem: The Chiefs only won 4 games last season. They ended things 0-9. The most points scored were 22 points and only against Detroit were they able to score 20 points.

Until last week, the highest number of points scored this season was a whopping 14. They have only been able to beat one good team on the road since the start of last season - San Diego by a score of 30-16. What is it about Kansas City and those Week 4 upsets anyway????

Carolina previously beat Kansas City by 11 points back in 2004.

The Chiefs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. This is a Chiefs team that only last week snapped a 12-game losing streak.

The Panthers, meanwhile, are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.


The fact that the Panthers don't seem to miss a beat when a starting offensive lineman goes down-let alone two in the same game-is a reflection of the familiarity Jeremy Bridges and Geoff Hangartner have with the offense.

Jake Delhomme turned in a near-perfect performance, completing 20 of 29 passes for 294 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions (124.8 QB rating). Delhomme got plenty of help from Muhsin Muhammad, who had eight catches for 147 yards, and Steve Smith, who added six catches for 96 yards. Both caught touchdown passes. Delhomme was not sacked, despite the fact the Panthers lost both starting tackles to injury during the game.

We just don't see Kansas City being able to play that well again verses a good Carolina team on the road and the Panthers should be able to cover the -9 ½ in our opinion.

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