Free NFL Picks - Kansas City Chiefs vs Carolina Panthers

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 2:21 PM GMT

Cam Newton and the Panthers look to keep the winning streak going in week 10 at the expense of Kansas City Chiefs. Should bettors shade the Panthers on their week 10 NFL Picks?

 

  

Kansas City Chiefs vs Carolina Panthers 

 

Point Spread Value

For a while, it looked as if the Panthers couldn’t buy a win no matter how hard they tried. Since a week 7 bye, things are looking up. Did the Panthers find their mojo? Cam Newton certainly has a sunnier disposition of late in his post-match interviews. Winning games they may be, but they’re still not pulling off the cover. They are 3-5-0 SU and 2-5-1 ATS on the season, underscored by a -0.2 losing margin on average and -4.9 differential versus the spread. As home faves, the Panthers are 2-2-0 ATS with a 3.5 winning margin and -3.1 differential versus the spread.

It is well known that good teams win, great teams cover. The Panthers are a good team, but they are not a great team in 2016. It’s going to be tough going against a solid Kansas City Chiefs side for week 10 NFL picks, and it could be closer than even the NFL odds would suggest.

 

Free NFL Pick: Chiefs +3 (-105)

Best Line Offered: at TheGreek

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The Survivor

Things are looking up for Cam Newton and Company. Back-to-back wins over Arizona and Los Angeles (2-0 SU and 1-0-1 ATS) has Carolina improve to 3-5-0 SU and 2-2 SU at home. Looking for their third win in a row and second straight at home Riviera’s side faces a litmus test. This is a game the Chiefs could definitely win if Smith were 100% fit (head injury/concussion). To be fair, they still could with a less than 100% Smith or, for that matter, with the able backup Nick Foles should it come down to him. Let’s face it, wins over the reeling Cards and Rams is hardly a sign of a credible turnaround by the Panthers. Win this game, it might start looking like the real deal. Chiefs may not be the sexy team to bet on but they do look the smarter bet to make.

 

Free NFL Pick: Chiefs +145 

Best Line Offered: at SportsInteraction

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Game Total

Kansas City is simply not a sexy team and, as a result, overlooked by NFL bettors on many occasions. They are a no-nonsense side that goes about the business of the game with an unassuming air and tenacity. Solid on offense and defense they do just about everything well. What they don’t do well or at all is blow your mind and opponents off the field. Most likely, it’s going to be a low-scoring affair.

 

Free NFL Pick: Under 44.5 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at BetCris

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