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    The Kansas City Chiefs (3-1) visit the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at U.S. Bank Stadium and will attempt to continue a three-game winning streak.

    Offensively, the Chiefs have been a top-five unit, ranking third-best in the NFL by compiling 393 yards per game. They rank eighth on defense (294.5 yards allowed per game). In terms of points scored the Vikings rank 17th in the NFL (22.5 points per game), and they are 19th on defense (23.8 points allowed per contest).

    Chiefs vs. Vikings Picks

    A majority of Splash Inc. users project the Vikings will pull off an upset against the Chiefs on Sunday, with 9.6% of users picking them to win. Against the spread, 68.2% of users have picked the Chiefs to cover the 3.5-point line.

    Game Info: Chiefs vs. Vikings

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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    Read the betting insights and trends below before making a bet on Sunday’s Kansas City-Minnesota spread (Kansas City -3.5) or over/under (52.5 points).

    Game Trends for Chiefs

    • The Chiefs is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Chiefs have a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Kansas City has hit the over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Stats & Insights for Chiefs

    • The Chiefs rank eighth in total defense this year (294.5 yards allowed per game), but they’ve been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking third-best in the NFL with 393 total yards per game.
    • The Chiefs rank ninth in points scored this season (25.3 points per game), but they’ve been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the NFL with 15 points allowed per game.
    • The Chiefs are putting up 256 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them sixth in the NFL. Defensively, they rank eighth, giving up 190.5 passing yards per contest.
    • The Chiefs are averaging 137 rushing yards per game on offense (ninth in the NFL), and they rank 13th defensively with 104 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • The Chiefs rank eighth in third-down defense this year (33.3% third-down percentage allowed), but they’ve been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best in the NFL with a 49.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • The Chiefs are averaging 5.9 yards per play on offense, which ranks them seventh in the NFL. Defensively, they rank eighth, surrendering 5.1 yards per play.
    • With five forced turnovers (12th in NFL) against eight turnovers committed (26th in NFL), the Chiefs’ -3 turnover margin ranks 24th in the league.

    Best Players for Chiefs

    • Patrick Mahomes II: 1,006 PASS YDS / 251.5 YPG / 64.3% / 8 TD / 4 INT / 23 CAR / 154 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Isiah Pacheco: 55 CAR / 270 YDS / 67.5 YPG / 2 TD / 10 REC / 90 YDS / 22.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Justin Watson: 8 REC / 163 YDS / 40.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Travis Kelce: 17 REC / 155 YDS / 51.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Rashee Rice: 13 REC / 140 YDS / 35 YPG / 1 TD
    • Trent McDuffie: 22 TKL / 1 PD

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • The Vikings is 1-2-1 against the spread this year.
    • The Vikings have not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 3.5 points or more this season (0-0-1).
    • One of the Vikings’ four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • With 370.8 total yards per game on offense, the Vikings rank ninth in the NFL in 2023. Defensively, they rank 20th, giving up 344.8 total yards per game.
    • From an offensive angle, the Vikings are accumulating 22.5 points per contest (17th-ranked). They rank 19th in the NFL on defense (23.8 points allowed per game).
    • The Vikings’ pass defense ranks 20th in the NFL with 233.5 passing yards allowed per contest, but they’ve been carried by their offense, which ranks third-best by compiling 287.3 passing yards per game.
    • The Vikings rank fifth-worst in rushing yards per game (83.5), but they’ve been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 16th in the NFL with 111.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, the Vikings rank 21st in the NFL (37% third-down conversion rate) and 16th on defense (39.3% third-down rate allowed).
    • The Vikings’ defense ranks 11th in the NFL with 5.3 yards given up per play, but they’ve been led by their offense, which ranks second-best by piling up 6.5 yards per play.
    • The Vikings have struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -8 is third-worst in the NFL.

    Best Players for Vikings

    • Kirk Cousins: 1,214 PASS YDS / 303.5 YPG / 68.8% / 11 TD / 4 INT
    • Alexander Mattison: 56 CAR / 250 YDS / 62.5 YPG / 0 TD / 12 REC / 56 YDS / 14 YPG / 1 TD
    • Cam Akers: 27 CAR / 69 YDS / 34.5 YPG / 1 TD / 2 REC / 11 YDS / 5.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Justin Jefferson: 33 REC / 543 YDS / 135.8 YPG / 3 TD
    • T.J. Hockenson: 25 REC / 203 YDS / 50.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jordan Addison: 13 REC / 185 YDS / 46.3 YPG / 2 TD
    • Camryn Bynum: 43 TKL / 2 TFL / 1 PD
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