Betting the NFL: Chiefs Take On Patriots in Monday Night Showdown

New England at Kansas City +3, Total=47

The noise record for an NFL stadium, according to Guinness, is 137.7 decibels. That’s louder than a jackhammer (95 dB), a motorcycle (100 dB) and a loud rock concert (115 dB). It’s also louder than the self-dubbed “12th Man” was at Century Link Stadium in Seattle on December 2, 2013 (137.6 dB).

Seattle fans set the record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium that night, taking it away from Arrowhead Stadium. Tonight, Chiefs fans will try to get that back. And along the way, they hope to put the Chiefs back into playoff contention and even their record out at 2-2.

“It’s prime time. The lights are going to be on,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said. “It’s going to be fun. Hopefully Arrowhead gives us the rocking stadium that we’re used to and get the Sea of Red jumping.”

Smith will get running back Jamaal Charles back, and knows he’s going to have a tough go at it tonight.

“They’re a very stout defense,” he said. “But as football is, you got to come out and play physical. Take them both physically and mentally out of the game and then from that point on, it’s just based off of execution and making plays when needed.”

BetVIP.com, one of the best bitcoin sportsbook to start up in recent years, opened the game earlier this week at New England -4, with the line currently sitting at New England -3. The consensus average line using 15 different computer models is New England -1.6. What do individual computer models predict? The Computer Adjusted Line has Kansas City +3. Pi-Rite is Kansas City -1.1. Donchess makes it New England -1.9. Dwiggins makes the number New England -3.2, and David/Pasteur has the line at Kansas City -0.4.

New England is 2-1 straight up and 1-2-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 22 points per game, and giving up 16.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the Patriots are averaging 105 rushing yards per game on 30 attempts, 3.5 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 38 times per game for a total of 196 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per passing attempt. Overall, New England has gained 301 total yards per game on an average of 68 plays.

On defense, New England is allowing 273 yards per game on 60 plays for a 4.5 yards per play average. They have given up 16.7 yards per point so far this year. New England’s opponents have run the ball 44% of the time, and are averaging 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 56.9% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 169 passing yards per game (5 yards per passing attempt).

The Chiefs are averaging 20 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 22 points a game to its opponents. They have a 2-1-0 record against the spread, with a 1-2 straight up record. Defensively, Kansas City’s opponents are averaging 130.3 rushing yards per game on 26 attempts, a 5.1 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 34 times per game for a total of 223.7 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Kansas City’s opponents have gained 354 total yards per game on an average of 59.7 plays.

On offense, the Chiefs averaging 322 yards per game on 64 plays, for a 5.1 yards per play average. They are averaging 15.9 yards per point so far this year. Kansas City runs the ball 47% of the time, and are averaging 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 62.7% of its passing attempts, good for 197.7 passing yards per game (5.8 yards per passing attempt).