Week 10 Free Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs

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The Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs are ready to go at it on the grass at Arrowhead Stadium. This early afternoon matchup is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS will broadcast the action.

Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City has been tabbed as heavily favored in this one and is currently giving up 17 points to Arizona. If the Chiefs stumble early it will create a worthy live betting opportunity. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 50 points.

The Cardinals are 4-4 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 3.8 units so far in 2018. They’ve been a decent under bet and have posted an O/U mark of 3-5.

The Chiefs have been a pleasant surprise for moneyline bettors this season, gaining 7.9 units. They’re 8-1 ATS and own an O/U record of 5-4.

The Cardinals are only 2-6 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Chiefs are 8-1 SU.

The Cards are coming off an 18-15 victory over San Francisco in Week 8. Josh Rosen completed 23 passes for 252 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. David Johnson (59 rushing yards on 16 attempts) spearheaded the running attack. Larry Fitzgerald (eight receptions, 102 yards, one TD) and Johnson (four catches, 41 yards) shared the receiving duties in the win.

Kansas City is coming off of a 37-21 win over Cleveland a week ago. Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-32 passes for 375 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Kareem Hunt (91 yards on 17 rush attempts, two TDs) handled the running attack as Travis Kelce (seven receptions, 99 yards, two TDs) and Sammy Watkins (five catches, 62 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.

Arizona has run the ball on 39.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Kansas City has an overall rush percentage of 41.4 percent. The Cardinals have rushed for 67.5 yards per game and have five touchdowns on the ground this year. The Chiefs are putting up 117.6 rush yards per game and have nine total rushing TDs.

The Cards offense has tallied 184.0 yards per contest in the air overall and has seven passing scores so far. The Chiefs have recorded 322.3 pass yards per contest and have 29 total pass TDs.

Arizona seems to have an advantage when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 143.1 yards and pass for 245.3 yards per game. The Kansas City defense has allowed 322.1 yards per game to opposing passers and 124.8 yards per game on the ground. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Cards have given up an ANY/A of 5.99 to opposing QBs, while the Chiefs are allowing an ANY/A of 6.45.

Offensively, Rosen has put up 878 passing yards this season, and has completed 56 percent of his 130 attempts with four passing scores and three interceptions. Rosen’s got a 5.36 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 3.03 over the last two games.

Patrick Mahomes has managed to complete 186-of-283 passes for 2,598 yards, 25 TDs and six INTs for Kansas City. His ANY/A sits at 9.49 for the year and 10.01 over his past two outings.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Pick

SU Winner: , ATS Winner: Cardinals, O/U: Under

Team Betting Notes

  • The Cardinals offense has recorded two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Chiefs have accounted for 11 such plays.
  • The Arizona defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Kansas City has given up six such plays.
  • The Arizona offense has created one rushing play of 20 or more yards, while Kansas City has created nine such runs.
  • The Cardinals defense has allowed 10 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Chiefs have given up six such runs.
  • The Kansas City defensive unit has sacked opposing quarterbacks 26 times this season. Arizona has registered 24 sacks.
  • Arizona has produced 3.5 yards per carry over its last three games and 3.7 over its last two.
  • Kansas City has averaged 5.4 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.5 over its last two.