|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting on the Kansas City Chiefs has picked up where it left off from last year as the Chiefs are winless both straight up and against the preseason NFL odds. Football betting fans that thought that Kansas City would roar back into prominence against the NFL odds look to be sadly mistaken as the Chiefs problems are deep.
Kansas City was 2-14 straight up during the 2008 football betting season and horrible on both sides of the line. It is interesting to note, however, that the Chiefs were 8-8 against the NFL odds as the line makers would give them added value in order to attract NFL betting action their way as most gamblers needed that extra incentive to get anywhere near KC.
New head coach Todd Haley, who coordinated the explosive Arizona Cardinals attack last football betting season, may find himself in a state of shock with the Chiefs. Kansas City ranks dead last in the football betting preseason stat charts for scoring and ranks 25th in total yards. Haley has discovered during the football betting exhibition campaign that he lacks the weaponry that he enjoyed at Arizona.
Matt Cassel, the starting quarterback that was acquired in the off season from the New England Patriots, has been solid. Cassel has a 92.9 quarterback rating in exhibition football betting action with a completion percentage of 57.9 and 1 touchdown pass with 0 interceptions. Brodie Croyle has had a decent football betting preseason with an 80.4 quarterback rating but Tyler Thigpen has been horrible with a 56.1 quarterback rating.
Veteran running back Larry Johnson, who wanted out of KC, has been less than inspiring in exhibition play with a 3.5 yards per carry average. Jackie Battle had the same average but Jamaal Charles was solid with a 4.9 yards per carry average on 13 attempts. Charles is a 2 year pro out of Texas.
The Chiefs defense has had mixed results in the football betting preseason as they ranked 11th overall for points allowed but 26th in total yards allowed. General Manager Scott Pioli was given the monumental task of turning the Chiefs around. It doesn’t look like this team is going to be a quick fix for 2009.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.