The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Kansas City Chiefs @ Jacksonville Jaguars free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 1 NFL Picks: Kansas City Chiefs @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, August 8th, 1:00 ET
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
NFL Betting Odds: Kansas City -3.5 (41)
Chiefs vs. Jaguars On TV: CBS
There are high hopes for the Chiefs and no hopes for the Jaguars this year, and the oddsmakers are more or less making the insinuation that these two teams are going to be separated by 10 points if this game was going to be played in Kansas City. Is KC really ready to be laying 10 points against any team in the game? The Chiefs are a much improved squad from the offseason, knowing that QB Alex Smith is going to take over, but we aren’t sold that he is really that much of an upgrade from QB Matt Cassel, whom he is replacing. Head Coach Andy Reid is a tremendous upgrade, but that isn’t going to be enough to make this a winning team in our eyes.
We really think that the Jags are getting a rough deal here. This isn’t the same team that went 2-14 last year. Just getting RB Maurice Jones-Drew back and adding OT Luke Joeckel should give this team a much, much better ground game. When WR Justin Blackmon comes back in a few weeks, that should really make this offense downright respectable, a heck of a lot more than most are thinking. We do think that the Jags can put 20 on the board in this game, and if they are able to do that, they should at least stick in front of the number when push comes to shove on the NFL odds.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars +3.5
Kansas City Chiefs @ Jacksonville Jaguars Score Prediction: Chiefs 21 – Jaguars 20