Cardinals Chiefs Betting – Chiefs Head Home To Arrowhead Looking To Bounce Back Against Struggling Cardinals
Consecutive losses to division rivals have the Kansas City Chiefs in a battle for the top spot in the AFC West. Kansas City opened the season with wins in five of their first seven games, but has since dropped decisions to both the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos to fall to 5-4, tied with the Raiders with the defending champion San Diego Chargers just one game back. The Chiefs will be excited to return to Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday where they will put their perfect home record on the line against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals are struggling no matter where they play. Arizona won three of its first five games to open the year, including an impressive 30-20 win over the reigning Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, but have since fallen back to earth with four straight losses.
Why To Bet On The Cardinals?
The inconsistencies at quarterback have plagued the Cardinals all season, as the transition from future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner has been a difficult one for an offense that relies heavily on the passing game. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt has made a commitment to starting Derek Anderson as the position, and although that hasn’t worked the past couple of weeks the thinking on the Arizona sidelines is that continuity will ultimately lead to success. The Cardinals rank in the bottom five of the league in nearly every significant statistical category, but have the chance to turn it around against a Chiefs’ team mired in its own football betting slump.
Why To Bet On The Chiefs?
Kansas City will turn back to its number-one ranked rushing offense against the Cardinals’ 28th-ranked run stop to get back on track this week. Quarterback Matt Cassel proved his worth by throwing for 469 yards and four touchdowns in the loss to the Broncos, but that may have left the defense exposed without as much time to rest on the sidelines. Jamal Charles averaged only 2.9 yards per carry when he did have the ball in his hands against Denver, managing only 41 yards, but it will be a different scenario at home against a Cardinals’ defense that can’t seem to stop anyone these days.
How The Game Will Play Out
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weiss should have success regardless of whether he decides to go back to the pass that worked so well against the Broncos, or the rushing attack that has been so dominant this season. The Cardinals have not been able to stop either, with both their run and pass defenses ranked in the bottom-five overall, and it won’t help Arizona that their on the road where they have just one win in five tries. Kansas City fans are excited about the prospect of getting back to the postseason, and they’ll make sure their team understands.
Cardinals Chiefs Betting Pick: Chiefs