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    The Kansas City Chiefs (0-0) host the Detroit Lions (0-0) at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

    The Chiefs ranked 16th in scoring defense last season (21.7 points allowed per game), but they thrived on the offensive side of the ball, ranking best in the NFL with 29.2 points per game. The Lions struggled defensively, ranking worst in the NFL (392.4 yards allowed per game) last season. However, they ranked fourth-best on the other side of the ball, putting up 380 yards per game.

    Chiefs vs. Lions Picks

    Right now, 91.9% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Chiefs to win against the Lions on Thursday, with 41.4% picking the Lions to cover the 4-point spread.

    Game Info: Chiefs vs. Lions

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

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    Check out these betting insights and trends before you bet on Thursday’s Kansas City-Detroit spread (Kansas City -4) or over/under (53 points).

    Game Trends for Chiefs

    • The Chiefs went 7-10-0 ATS last season.
    • The Chiefs were 5-9 ATS last season when playing as at least 4-point favorites.
    • Last season, eight of the Chiefs’ games went over the point total.

    Stats & Insights for Chiefs

    • Last year, the Chiefs put up 4.1 more points per game (29.2) than the Lions gave up (25.1).
    • The Chiefs were 6-6 against the spread and 12-0 overall last season when the team recorded over 25.1 points.
    • Last year the Lions had a 10-2 record against the spread and a 8-4 record overall in games when they held opponents to less than 29.2 points.
    • The Chiefs averaged 21.2 more yards per game (413.6) than the Lions gave up per outing (392.4) last season.
    • The Chiefs were 5-4 against the spread and 9-0 overall when the team piled up more than 392.4 yards last season.
    • The Lions had a -2 record ATS and a – record overall when holding their opponents to fewer than 413.6 yards last year.
    • Last season the Chiefs rushed for 30.6 fewer yards per game (115.9) than the Lions allowed per outing (146.5).
    • Last year the Chiefs had a 3-2 ATS record and a 5-0 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 146.5 yards.
    • When the Lions kept their opponents to less than 115.9 rushing yards last year, they were -1 against the spread and – overall.
    • The Chiefs turned the ball over one more time (23 total) than the Lions forced a turnover (22) last year.

    Best Players for Chiefs

    • Patrick Mahomes II: 5,250 PASS YDS / 308.8 YPG / 67.1% / 41 TD / 12 INT / 61 CAR / 358 RUSH YDS / 4 TD
    • Isiah Pacheco: 170 CAR / 830 YDS / 48.8 YPG / 5 TD / 13 REC / 130 YDS / 7.6 YPG / 0 TD
    • Travis Kelce: 110 REC / 1,338 YDS / 78.7 YPG / 12 TD
    • Marquez Valdes-Scantling: 42 REC / 687 YDS / 40.4 YPG / 2 TD
    • Richie James Jr.: 57 REC / 569 YDS / 37.9 YPG / 4 TD
    • Nick Bolton: 180 TKL / 9 TFL / 2 SACK / 2 INT / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Lions

    • The Lions covered the spread 12 times in 17 games last year.
    • The Lions’ ATS record as underdogs of 4 points or more was 5-1 last year.
    • There were 10 Lions games (out of 17) that hit the over last year.

    Stats & Insights for Lions

    • Last year the Lions racked up 4.9 more points per game (26.6) than the Chiefs allowed (21.7).
    • The Lions were 9-3 against the spread and 6-6 overall in games when they scored more than 21.7 points last season.
    • When the Chiefs gave up less than 26.6 points last season, they had a 6-6 record against the spread and a 10-2 record overall.
    • The Lions collected 51.8 more yards per game (380) than the Chiefs allowed per matchup (328.2) last season.
    • The Lions were 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 overall when the team picked up over 328.2 yards last year.
    • The Chiefs had a -7 record ATS and a – record overall when holding their opponents to less than 380 yards last season.
    • The Lions rushed for 128.2 yards per game last year, 21.0 more than the 107.2 the Chiefs allowed per contest.
    • When the Lions rushed for over 107.2 yards last season they had a 7-2 ATS record and a 5-4 overall record.
    • The Chiefs were -7 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to less than 128.2 rushing yards last year.
    • The Lions turned the ball over 15 times last year, five fewer times than the Chiefs forced turnovers (20).

    Best Players for Lions

    • Jared Goff: 4,438 PASS YDS / 261.1 YPG / 65.1% / 29 TD / 7 INT
    • David Montgomery: 201 CAR / 801 YDS / 50.1 YPG / 5 TD / 34 REC / 316 YDS / 19.8 YPG / 1 TD
    • Craig Reynolds: 23 CAR / 102 YDS / 17 YPG / 0 TD / 9 REC / 116 YDS / 19.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Amon-Ra St. Brown: 106 REC / 1,161 YDS / 72.6 YPG / 6 TD
    • Kalif Raymond: 47 REC / 616 YDS / 36.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Marvin Jones Jr.: 46 REC / 529 YDS / 33.1 YPG / 3 TD
    • Alex Anzalone: 125 TKL / 7 TFL / 1.5 SACK / 1 INT / 6 PD
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