Chiefs vs. Bengals NFL Betting Odds & Game Info
The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals are set to square off Saturday evening as part of the preseason Week 2 schedule in NFL betting. The Kansas City Chiefs fell in their preseason opener to the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs are projected to compete at the top of the division, but have Denver and Oakland as strong competitors.
The Cincinnati Bengals had a streak of postseason trips ruined last season, as they fell flat and finished third in the AFC North. The Bengals won their preseason opener at home over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bengals play at Washington and Indianapolis next. The Kansas City Chiefs are -1.5 over the Bengals on Saturday.
Analyzing the Kansas City vs. Cincinnati NFL Betting Odds & Game Info
When: Saturday August 19, 2017; 6:00pm CT
Where: Paul Brown Stadium; Cincinnati, OH
TV: NFL Network
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Stream Option: NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -1.5
Why Bet on Cincinnati Bengals
Marvin Lewis knows he is on the hot seat as the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals hit rock bottom last season, with injuries, suspensions and poor play. The Bengals fell flat offensively, ranking 24th in total points. The Bengals still have their offensive core back with Andy Dalton as quarterback.
Dalton’s top target will once again by A.J. Green. He is one of the top athletic receivers in the league. Green will be teamed with Brandon LaFell on the other side, and tight end Tyler Eifert is expected to have a large season. Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill remain the team’s running backs, but Joe Mixon has been added to the mix.
Why Bet on Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City CHiefs are still planning to start Alex SMith as the quarterback, but Patrick Mahomes is certainly going to be ready to go. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. A season ago, Smith led the Chiefs, but their passing offense ranked 19th in the league. Kansas City scored more than 24 points per game.
Kansas City, led by Andy Reid will look to control the game with their defense. The Chiefs were one of the top defensive teams in the league a season ago, allowing just over 19 points per game. Kansas City opens the 2017 season on the road at the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.
NFL Betting Expert Pick & Prediction
The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals are two teams where you just are not sure where to go when betting on them. Both teams could be surprise teams at the top of their division, and it’s very easy to think that both teams could miss the postseason.
Look for a well-played, competitive football game in Week 2. In the end though, the Kansas City Chiefs are at home, and they use their solid defense to beat the Bengals in this game. When you are making your final NFL bet for this game, take the Kansas City Chiefs -1.5 over the Cincinnati Bengals.