Teaser Pick 1: Kansas City vs. Carolina and New England vs. Seattle.

Teaser Pick 1: Kansas City vs. Carolina and New England vs. Seattle.

The Teaser: Pair Kansas City and New England

Game 1: Kansas City vs. Carolina

The Initial Line:

Kansas City +3 away vs. Carolina

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Kansas City’s line

The Final Line:

Kansas City +10.5

The Breakdown:

Kansas City continues to roll on, as they got their 4th straight victory as they defeated Jacksonville at home 19-14 without Alex Smith. Carolina is starting to get into a groove after a slow start, as they won their 2nd straight 13-10 away against LA. Both of these teams are trying to gain momentum in their divisions, although Kansas City is in a better position to do so. Alex Smith should be back in the lineup for the game, and they may get impact player Justin Houston back on an already stellar defense. Without him KC still ranks #1 in turnover differential (+13), while Carolina ranks 28th with a -6 differential. Cam Newton has had complaints recently about all the hits he’s been taking, and although they may be warranted this contact will not stop this weekend. This should be a good battle between two playoff caliber squads, so KC should be able to keep it close. Asking them to keep it within a FG could be doable, but grabbing them with a TD and FG cushion sounds like a lock..

Game 2: New England vs. Seattle

The Initial Line:

New England -7.5 home vs. Seattle

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to New England’s line

The Final Line:

New England even

The Breakdown:

New England got a bye week after leading the NFL with a 7-1 record through 8 games. Seattle was able to hold on for the victory on Monday Night Football, as they took down Buffalo 31-25. This will be the first time both of these teams square off since Super Bowl XLIX, where New England won a nail biter 28-24 for their 4th Super Bowl. Both of these teams currently lead their respective divisions and are the favorites to win the Super Bowl once again, so this could be a preview. However, New England seems to be an unstoppable force right now since Tom Brady has returned. He has the best passer rating in the NFL (133.9) and has thrown 12 TDs with no INTs since his return. Another area that’s gone a bit unnoticed is New England’s defense, as they rank 2nd in the NFL in points allowed (16.5 PPG). New England has a huge home-field advantage which makes that almost unbeatable, and with how good Brady’s been to this point I won’t bet against them. This may be a close game however, so grab them with points to just win the game.

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