Monday Night Football NFL Picks: Chiefs vs. Packers

David Lawrence

Saturday, September 26, 2015 4:12 PM GMT

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 4:12 PM GMT

Kansas City won their opener at Houston and outplayed Denver for 48 minutes before giving it away to the Broncos last Thursday. Green Bay is 2-0 after a win at Chicago and a big one against Seattle, and now they welcome the Chiefs to town in the Week 3 Monday Night Football matchup,

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -6.5 -113 at Pinnacle
The Packers came out of the gate as 6.5-point favorites at home but the NFL odds have fallen to -7 as the sportsbooks are loving Green Bay at Lambeau. There isn't a lot to love as Aaron Rodgers has looked like Aaron Rodgers despite not having Jordy Nelson. On the other side of the ball, Alex Smith didn't have a good game against Denver and he can't be counted on to keep the Chiefs in a shootout with Rodgers and the Packers if it calls for it. The X-factor might be Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles, whose fumble was returned for a score to give Denver the win; he'll be ready for a bounce-back game and that would also allow the Chiefs to control the clock.

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Injuries
T Eric Fisher should finally be ready to go for the Chiefs after deciding not to play against the Broncos because of his ankle, but it remains to be seen if he'll even help the offensive line. However, the Chiefs come into this game quite healthy and the long week off will certainly help with whatever ailments they have.

RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) is questionable for the Packers after leaving the Seattle game and while Rodgers is still there, James Starks ran for 95 yards in his place, so that isn't as big a loss as you would think. WR Devante Adams has his own ankle problem and missed practice, so that's something to keep an eye on.

 

Trends
The Packers have covered the spread in five of their last six games, and they're 7-2 ATS in their last nine at home. The Chiefs are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 on the road, and they're 5-5 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games overall.

The Chiefs are actually 6-2 SU and ATS in eight meetings with the Packers since 1987, with three of those meetings coming in Green Bay. Kansas City has won and covered in all three of those games, the last of which came in 2003.

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