Kansas City Chiefs v New York Giants: Under (46.5) points – 10/11
Oddly enough, this has been bet up from 43.5 early in the week.
However, there’s chilly 20mph winds forecasted for this game in New York.
On average in the NFL, if 20+ mph winds are about the average total finishes on 35 and stays under over 60% of the time. We even do the weather here at Paddy Power!
Baltimore Ravens v Green Bay Packers: Baltimore (-2.0) points – 10/11
The Ravens are coming off the bye and the Packers are the walking wounded right now.
Green Bay only have two healthy running backs and Brett Hundley is carrying a hamstring injury. However, more importantly Bryan Bulaga at left tackle is still out, Morgan Burnett is set to miss another game and defensive rookie star Kevin King is limited in practice this week and likely to miss.
There only been a handful on times over the past few years that the Pack are dogs in Lambeau, but this time it’s justified.
New England Patriots v Oakland Raiders: New England (-7.0) evens – Evens
The Pats are flying lately and all the doubters of their defence (myself included) have gone quiet.
Even coming off the bye, the Raiders secondary isn’t in great shape and Tom Brady should have a field day. I’m a big fan of the fact that New England have spent the week in Colorado after the Broncos game and will fly to New Mexico City from there.
Azteca Stadium is even higher above sea level than Mile High stadium and the longer players stay at altitude the better. Conversely, I feel the Oakland managerial staff are making a mistake flying in at the latest possible opportunity for this game.
New England lead the league in total offensive plays per game, the 2nd half could get real tough real quick for that Raiders defence, which doesn’t have the greatest amount of depth.
* All odds correct at time of posting.