An emerging fan favorite and the reigning Super Bowl champions kick off the 2023 NFL regular season, as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Detroit Lions. Andy Reid’s team has established themselves as a perennial contender, while the Lions are on the rise.
After recording their first winning season since 2017, the Lions are now the favorites to win the NFC North — something that hasn’t happened since 1993. Head coach Dan Campbell says the league is betting on the Lions not getting their “ass kicked” with this date in Kansas City, but could Detroit actually win? The Chiefs may be without star tight end Travis Kelce, who suffered a knee injury in practice on Tuesday. He hasn’t missed a game due to injury since his rookie season in 2013. How much will it affect Kansas City if he doesn’t suit up? And then there’s the issue of star defensive tackle Chris Jones, who has been holding out. It’s not looking like he will be in the fold, either.
Below, we will break down this special Thursday night matchup from a gambling perspective, and examine the line movement, Over/Under and player props to consider. First, here’s how you can watch the game.
How to watch
Date: Thursday, Sept. 7 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Chiefs -4.5, O/U 53
Lions: DB Emmanuel Moseley (knee) OUT
Chiefs: TE Travis Kelce (knee) QUESTIONABLE
This line opened at KC -6.5 on May 11. It rose to KC -7 on Aug. 1, but fell back down to KC -6.5 less than a week later. On Sept. 5, when Kelce’s injury was reported, the line fell all the way to KC -5. Wednesday, it fell another half point.
The pick: Chiefs -4.5. This matchup features two Week 1 against-the-spread juggernauts. Detroit has covered in 12 straight season openers (longest streak since at least 1979), while Kansas City has covered in eight straight…
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Author : Jordan Dajani
Publish date : 2023-09-07 13:06:10
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