For the Kansas City Chiefs, things finally return to normal in the eyes of oddsmakers after three straight weeks of unusual lines.
Three weeks ago the Chiefs found themselves as the first 9-0 or better team ever to be underdogs by any amount. They followed that up as favorites over the San Diego Chargers for the first time in nearly a decade. Then last weekend when the Denver Broncos came to Arrowhead, it was the first time all season the Chiefs were home dogs.
As they get ready to hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins, the Chiefs are back in a familiar position as favorites, something they’ve now been in 10 of 14 games this season. It will be the fourth time Andy Reid and company are road favorites and are 3-0 ATS so far.
The Redskins, meanwhile, have been underdogs eight times this season (1-7 ATS) and are 1-3 ATS as the home dog. This time around they are getting three points from the Chiefs, a number that seems a bit low to me.
Sure, the Chiefs have lost three straight, but two of those were to arguably the best team in the AFC. While Washington has dropped four straight, two of those were to the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, two teams that have been anything but world beaters this season.
Unless the line moves significantly north — highly unlikely — between now and kickoff, the Chiefs look like a great bet.