Two top contenders for the AFC crown will go to war in Week 6 of the NFL campaign when the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Buffalo Bills in the latest instalment of Monday Night Football.
Both franchises hold a 4-1 record ahead of their clash in Orchard Park, New York, and are each looking to recover from defeats in Week 5; the Chiefs lost their perfect record in an upset to the Las Vegas Raiders, while the Bills were demolished 42-16 away to the Tennessee Titans.
The margins are close as far as form on paper is concerned, but Unibet sees the defending Super Bowl champions as -240 favorites as they go in search of a third straight win at Bills Stadium.
New Jersey bettors may be slightly biased in their judgement, but Buffalo may yet prove worth a look as +195 underdogs with Unibet, perhaps if only to keep the game close, as the five-point spread suggests.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter disclosed some important team news ahead of the Week 6 encounter, confirming the Chiefs’ offense in particular would be hampered by injury:
Chiefs ruled out Sammy Watkins and Kelechi Osemele for Monday’s game against Buffalo. Bills ruled out Dawson Knox but are expected to get back Zack Moss.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2020
Chiefs @ Bills Game Info
Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 5 p.m. ET/10 p.m. BST
Venue: Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
TV Info: FOX, NFL Network
Chiefs @ Bills Prediction: Chiefs by 6
Two of the last three meetings between these two teams has produced 30 points or fewer. For that reason, the +480 odds offered at Unibet for there to be under 41.5 points scored look too good to pass up for a mid-range punt.
As for prop bets, the Bills are +500 to clinch the first points of the game with a field goal, or +210 to score the first points via a touchdown. The Chiefs have conceded the first points in four of their five games so far this season (two touchdowns, two field goals), suggesting Andy Reid’s side are at ease coming from behind.
In related news, Reid will not hand a debut to newly signed running back Le’Veon Bell due to coronavirus protocols, who arrived from the New York Jets after agreeing a one-year deal:
That being said, the Chiefs have enough alternative tools to get the job done against a Buffalo team that looked exposed by several notable absences against Tennessee last time out.
Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce has three touchdowns so far this season and is our pick to get the first TD on Monday, priced at a handsome +750 with Unibet.
Chiefs @ Bills Odds
Kansas City Chiefs: -240
Buffalo Bills: +195
Prediction: Chiefs by 6