Washington Redskins vs Kansas City Chiefs
Betting Picks NFL 10-02-17 MNF

When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, October 2, 2017
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Betting Line: Chiefs -7. O/U: 49.5
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

Redskins vs Chiefs Betting Preview

The Washington Redskins will face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football. The Redskins routed the Raiders by forcing three turnovers and limiting them to just 128 total yards of offense in a 27-10 victory. The defense will have to try and hold down rookie Kareem Hunt who leads the NFL with 401 rushing yards. Kansas City averages a league-leading 162.0 rushing yards, and its 397.3 yards of total offense is third-best in league.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns last week to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Running back Chris Thompson had 188 all-purpose yards and a score in last week’s rout. The Redskins will need to run the ball if they have a chance to win and the Chiefs defense is 21st in yards per carry (4.3) and 19th in rushing yards per game (111.7). Wide receiver Tyreek Hill leads the team with 16 receptions and 253 yards. Tight end Travis Kelce had an off week and ended up with only 1 reception for 1 yard. The week before he had 8 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Redskins vs Chiefs Betting Prediction

The Redskins and Chiefs will both need to run the ball to win. Kansas City is in a better position to do this with Kareem Hunt at running back. Last week the Redskins defense was able to come after Derek Carr because there was little worry about the running game. This week, the Chiefs will be able to run the ball and that will open up the play action passing. The Redskins offense will be hampered until they get a number wideout or Pryor finally develops into one. My primary bet on this game is for it to go under the total. While I like the Chiefs to win. The 7 points looks like a good spread for a late meaningless late touchdown that gives the Redskins the cover.

Betting Picks & Score:
Pick: Under 49.5
Score Prediction: Chiefs 24 – Redskins 17