Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs Week 4 Complete Betting Preview and Odds
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
TV Network: CBS
Philadelphia Eagles Record: (1-2-0 SU, 1-2-0 ATS)
Kansas City Chiefs: Record: (1-2-0 SU, 0-3-0 ATS)
NFL Week 4 Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Philadelphia Eagles need another debacle, like a hole in the head. But that’s what could be in store for Jalen Hurts and Company with the Kansas City Chiefs descending on Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday.
An air of pending doom is gripping the City of Brotherly Love because there’s a real danger the Eagles’ season is on the brink of disaster. The Chiefs are angry, disgruntled, and determined to get back on track after losing back-to-back games in September. Patrick Mahomes needs a bounce-back game badly, and that’s what appears to be on the cards according to the Eagles vs. Chiefs Odds currently trading.
Books opened with the Eagles +7 at home, but that might not be easy pickings after the debacle on Monday night which left the Eagles reeling from the embarrassment of a 41-21 beatdown by rival Dallas Cowboys on national television. The Eagles don’t have much time to recover on a short week either, and they have to get their head around a game plan against one of the league’s heavyweights. No pressure, then.
Philadelphia Eagles Odds & Overview: Eagles Fail To Launch
Philadelphia’s underdog odds for this game are not surprising at all. The Eagles have lost two on the trot and slip to a 1-2 record ahead of Week 4, and they’re 1-2-0 ATS on the season with a +3.3 differential versus the spread.
What happened against the Atlanta Falcons in their season opener, winning 32-6 on the road, is a distant memory now. As if it happened in another season. Then again, in hindsight, it was a testament of just how bad the Atlanta Falcons team is and not an endorsement of the Nick Sirriani’s Eagles as many hoped it was at the time.
Most recently, the Eagles were absolutely manhandled on primetime Monday night football by the Cowboys., forcing Hurts to come out later and take accountability for the defeat. “This one is on me,” said Hurts after admitting he didn’t do a “good enough job of leading” or “good enough job of running the offense.” The second-year quarterback had an underwhelming performance, going 25-of-39 for 326 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions – most of the yardage came in garbage time when the Cowboys were entirely in control of the game.
As admirable as Hurts holding his hand up is, Monday was a complete team failure. Across all three facets of the game, the Eagles didn’t deliver. The offense sputtered, the run game was non-existent, and the defense went walkabout. Heck, the coaching staff has to shoulder some of the blame, too, because the Eagles were so ill-prepared the game was literally out of reach by the end of the first half.
Kansas City Chiefs Odds & Overview: Chiefs Stunned in Back-to-Back Losses
Books install the Chiefs as the considerable road favorites, despite their recent setbacks against the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers. Both losses were narrow, combined six points, and came against a couple of teams underlining their credentials as contenders this season.
The Ravens are an AFC heavyweight and a rival that has been knocking on their door for several years, but this time, finally, they squeezed through the smallest of cracks to clinch the 36-35 win. The Chiefs had chances to put the game away, but they became uncharacteristically complacent, sloppy, and error-prone.
The Chargers are a division foe that has made great strides under Justin Herbert since last year, and he pulled off what he threatened to do in his NFL debut a year later. Herbert made his debut against Mahomes and the Chiefs in Week 2 of the 2020 season and very nearly delivered the upset then. He did it this around and lifted the Chargers to the 30-24 win at Arrowhead Stadium. But, once again, it was a case of self-inflicted wounds that cost them the game.
The Chiefs are 1-2 SU and 0-3-0 ATS on the season, having failed to cover in all three games. The Chiefs (-5.5) narrowly missed the cover in a 33-29 win over the Browns in Week 1. And they failed to cover as the -3.5 road favorites or the -7 home chalk against the Ravens and Chargers, respectively.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs Odds
|Chiefs||-303||-7 (-105)||Over 54.5 (-105)|
|Eagles||+270||+7 (-110)||Under 54.5 (-110)|
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Preview
Both the Eagles and Chiefs will be desperate to get back on the winning track in Week 4, but the advantage, according to bookmakers, is with the Chiefs. The world would seriously tip off its axis should Philadelphia mastermind the upset at home and beat Kansas City outright, especially following their humiliating account in Monday night football.
And yet, early betting coming down the wire is going towards the Philadelphia Eagles. Perhaps, this is a case of bettors taking stock of Kansas City’s brutal ATS record and taking a chance by going against the Chiefs on the point spread. Alternatively, Kansas City bettors could be waiting, hoping that the public will bet down the line before pulling the trigger.