NFL week 8 Wembley match-up: Chiefs Favoured over Toothless Lions
Daniel Coyle, American Sports Correspondent | October 30, 2015
DET Lions v KC Chiefs
The NFL returns to London on Sunday for a third and final contest this season, with Kansas City Chiefs playing host to Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium as 4-point favourites in NFL betting at Coral’s online sportsbook.
Chiefs make the trans-Atlantic journey on a high note after posting a 23-13 win over Pittsburgh last weekend, covering as 3-point favourites, and ending a brutal five-game SU and ATS losing streak.
It has been a difficult campaign for Kansas City. The win over Pittsburgh lifts them to 2-5 on the season, but the club’s struggles date back to last term, with just four wins in their last 13 match-ups, both SU and ATS.
Lions have also endured a tough year, winning only one of their first seven outings after posting an 11-5 record last season, which earned them just their second post-season berth since 1999.
Detroit has struggled on both sides of the ball, falling to 27th in team defense after ranking second last season, while scoring a fourth-worst 19.9 points per game this campaign.
The Lions have emerged victorious in their past two dates with Kansas City, crushing Chiefs 48-3 in their most recent meeting four years ago, but are just 3-5 SU in their last eight, 2-6 ATS.
New Orleans Saints will look to stay in contention in the suddenly competitive NFC South when they host the New York Giants as 3.5-point favourites in American football betting at Coral.
New York Giants v New Orleans Saints
Quarterback Drew Brees has looked sharp during Saints’ current run after struggling with a shoulder injury in the early going, and currently ranks sixth among NFL passers with 1871 yards.
Giants (25/1 with Coral to win Super Bowl 50) have also played well of late, winning four of their last five to take over top spot in the NFC East, but are just 1-2 SU on the road this season, and are winless in four of their last five visits to the Superdome.
GB Packers v DEN Broncos
Sunday Night Football features a battle between undefeated clubs, with Green Bay Packers (3/1 to win Super Bowl 50) traveling to Denver to meet the Broncos as 2.5-point favourites.
Both the Broncos and Packers enter Week 8 with identical 6-0 records. While the Packers have dominated with four wins by double-digit margins, it has been a stingy defense that has been key to Denver’s success, holding opponents to just 281.3 total yards per game, tops in the NFL.
However, Broncos are winless in their last three against Green Bay, but are 3-1 SU in their last four home dates with the Packers.
In other NFL Week 8 betting action at Coral, Minnesota Vikings are slim 1-point underdogs in a divisional matchup with the Chicago Bears, while Steelers play host to the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals as 1-point favourites. Giants Dallas Cowboys also welcome Seattle Seahawks as 4.5-point underdogs, and Indianapolis Colts travel to Carolina on Monday night, taking on the Panthers as 6.5-point underdogs.
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