The rampaging Kansas City Chiefs are looking so unstoppable again, as they are now riding a three-game winning streak to Week 9. As for the Carolina Panthers, they will have to bring all they got in their attempt to snap their losing skid when they face the defending Super Bowl champions.
Betting Preview for the Carolina Panthers vs Kansas City Chiefs Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 8, 2020
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
When: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Carolina Panthers (+10.5)
Regular Season Record: 3-5
The freefall continues for the Panthers, who suffered their third loss in a row in Week 8 during a 25-17 home defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons. Carolina struggled on both ends of the field in this game, with Teddy Bridgewater unable to put together a fluid performance. He passed for just 176 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 15-of-23 completions, while also getting sacked three times for a loss of 22 yards. But the Panthers could be saved in Week 9 by no other than star running back Christian McCaffrey. The former Stanford Cardinal do-it-all tailback has a great shot at returning to action in Week 9, and his presence will definitely help boost Carolina’s offense that is averaging 22.4 points per game. Although Mike Davis has been serviceable, he is not taking much of the opponents’ defensive focus on Bridgewater as McCaffrey normally would. The upcoming game against the Chiefs will also be a challenge for the Panthers’ secondary that didn’t put together a good performance in the Atlanta game, having been burned by Julio Jones.
Nevertheless, the Panthers are 3-0 against the spread in their last three games as the road team.
Betting on the Kansas City Chiefs (-10.5)
Regular Season Record: 7-1
The Chiefs were given the next best thing to a bye last Sunday, as they decimated the lowly New York Jets at home, 35-9. Patrick Mahomes toyed with the Jets’ defense, as he passed for 416 yards (31/42) with five touchdowns and zero interceptions. So easy was the game for Mahomes that he threw a season-high five passes that went for at least 25 yards. After seeing the Panthers’ pass defense get torched by Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in Week 8, Mahomes should be very high on his chances to skewer Carolina’s stop unit. The Chiefs, who are second in the NFL with 31.6 points per game, had four receivers in the win over the Jets with at least 60 receiving yards, led by Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Kelce had 109 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Hill finished with 98 receiving yards and a couple of touchdown grabs. Also note that Carolina has the second-worst third-down defense, while the Chiefs are third overall with 49.5 percent third-down conversion rate on offense. After rushing just six times for seven yards in his debut for the Chiefs last week, the running back Le’Veon Bell could see more touches and get better numbers against the Panthers’ defense that is allowing almost 125.0 rushing yards per contest.
The Chiefs are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
The Chiefs win, 32-23.
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