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Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions Spreads NFL Week 2 Picks

by Scott Burgess on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions Spreads NFL Week 2 Picks: The Detroit Lions play their home opener, Sunday Sept 18th, against the Kansas City Chiefs who are coming off one of their worst losses in franchise history. The Lions won their last meeting 25-20, at home, over the Chiefs. NFL oddsmakers have the Lions as -8.5 point home favorites over the Chiefs with the over/under set at 45 points. Start your NFL Week 2 Picks off right by getting your bet on the latest Chiefs vs Lions Spreads available now.

Kansas City (0-1) suffered their most lopsided season-opening loss in Chiefs history, losing 7-41 to Buffalo, and their worst home loss by the franchise since a 45-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers 35 years ago. Matt Cassel threw for 119 yards and one touchdown with one interception for Kansas City. Buffalo — 28th in scoring last year, attacked the Chiefs’ safeties is an awful omen for the rest of the year. Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers are the next two quarterbacks on the Chiefs’ schedule, and they combined for 57-of-81 passing for 640 yards and five touchdowns on Sunday. the Chiefs have been outscored 102-24 in their last three games, all at home, and currently look like the NFL’s most mismanaged and unprepared team.

Detroit (1-0) beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season. Stafford completed 24 of 33 passes, including three TD throws, two to Calvin Johnson and one to Tony Scheffler. The Lions controlled the game from start to finish. Much of the Bucs' success came after Lions breakdowns, namely Aqib Talib's 28-yard interception return for the touchdown and Sammie Stroughter's 78-yard kickoff return. "We didn't play our best football out there but we still got a win," Stafford said. "That's a good sign. Obviously you won't want those mistakes to keep coming back. We've got to fix those." If they can keep the screw-ups to a minimum they can go far, against the Chiefs awful defense.

Recent Trends to Consider:
Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Lions are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.
Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Lions are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Chiefs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions
When: Monday Sept 18th@1:00 PM ET
Pick: Lions -8.5

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The Bottom Line: The Lions are positive and at home, which equals a big win.  Start the 2011 NFL season off right by getting your bet on the latest Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions Spreads available now.

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