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NFL Preseason Week 3 Kansas City at Seattle Odds, Pick & Prediction

Written by on August 24, 2017

Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs will look to hand Russell Wilson and the unbeaten Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the NFL preseason when they square off in their Week 3 preseason matchup on Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Both teams have legitimate Super Bowl 52 hopes after winning their respective divisions last season by recording double-digit winning campaigns; hence, feel free to check the betting lines for this NFL match here at MyBookie.

In Depth Analysis on the NFL Preseason Week 3 Kansas City at Seattle Betting Odds

When: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM ETWhere: CenturyLink FieldTV: CBSRadio: KCFX 101.1 FM Kansas City / KIRO 710 AM SeattleLive Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: Seattle Seahawks -3.5 / Total: 43

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Why Bet the Kansas City Chiefs Odds at +3.5?

The best reason to back the Kansas City Chiefs in this Week 3 affair is that they have a really good defense and could force Wilson and the Seahawks to struggle, particularly in the first half.

The Chiefs dropped their scrimmage opener by falling against San Francisco 27-17 two weeks ago, but bounced back to beat Cincinnati 30-12 in Week 2 as Alex Smith completed eight of nine passes for 83 yards and one touchdown, First round draft pick Patrick Mahomes II completed 10 of 14 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns and third-stringer Tyler Bray added another passing score.

Running back Charcandrick West led the rushing attack with a stellar 113 yards on seven carries, including a 50-yard run while wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas caught a team-high three passes for 31 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Josh Mauga recorded a team-high seven tackles while defensive back Eric Murray picked off one pass.


Offensive total yards 336.24Current Offensive rush yards 106.47Offensive passing yards 229.76Average Score For 23.82Defensive total yards 369.76Current Defensive rush yards 124.12Defensive passing yards 245.65Average Score Against 19.35

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Why Bet the Seattle Seahawks Odds at -3.5?

The Seattle Seahawks have looked really good this preseason and are playing at home which makes them tough to beat at any time of the year. After rolling all over the Los Angeles Chargers in their 48-17 Week 1 scrimmage win, Seattle got past Minnesota 20-13 in Week 2 as Russell Wilson completed 13 of 18 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Wilson tossed a 1-yard TD pass to Kasen Williams and hooked up with Mike Davis on a 22-yard score as Seattle’s offense moved the ball efficiently in the first half against the Vikings’ normally stingy defense. Wilson and company put up an impressive 241 yards of offense before halftime.

Wilson tossed a 1-yard TD pass to Kasen Williams and hooked up with Mike Davis on a 22-yard score as Seattle's offense moved the ball efficiently this NFL preseason.

Backup quarterback Trevone Boykin completed 5 of 8 passes for 55 yards while running back Alex Collins led the rushing attack with 58 yards on 10 carries. Veteran wide receiver Doug Baldwin, had a team-high four receptions and 69 yards while Collins also had four catches in the win for 35 yards. Defensively, Lorenzo Alexander led the Seahawks with five tackles while safety Tedric Thompson picked off Vikings backup Taylor Heinicke in the win.


Offensive total yards 356.17Current Offensive rush yards 103.83Offensive passing yards 252.33Average Score For 22.22Defensive total yards 320.00Current Defensive rush yards 90.83Defensive passing yards 229.178Average Score Against 18.56

Kansas City Chiefs vs Seattle Seahawks Game History

  • Total Meetings: 51
  • First Meeting: December 12th, 1977. Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Last Meeting: November 16th, 2017. Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • All-Time Series: Kansas City 33-18
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Kansas City 45-0 (1984)
  • Longest Win Streak: Kansas City 7 (1995-1998)
  • Current Win Streak: Kansas City 3 (2006-2014)

Expert Analysis and NFL Preseason Prediction

While the Chiefs have won three straight against the Seahawks, these inter-conference foes haven’t met since 2014. While the Chiefs are one of my favorite title contenders in the AFC and my pick to win consecutive AFC West division titles in 2017, I’m going to advise you to go with Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to get the win and narrow ATS cover in this Week 3 matchup.

I know the Chiefs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall, but Seattle has gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and the favorite in this series is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 meetings overall. While Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has posted a stellar 12-6 record in Week 3 preseason games, Seattle’s Pete Carroll is a solid 5-2 in Week 3 scrimmage matchups and his team is super difficult to beat at home. I like the Seattle Seahawks to win and narrowly cover the spread, but the Over 43 total points is looking like an excellent wager as well.

NFL Preseason Pick: Seattle 27 Kansas City 21

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