The regular NFL season is here, which means that if you're gambling on NFL games you're not that bad of a person as you were if you did it in the preseason. The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't expected to be favored in many games for the 2013 season and to open the year they're underdogs to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs open up as 3.5 point favorites, which is slightly less than I had anticipated. I figured the Chiefs, who have a decent roster with many Pro Bowlers, would be around a touchdown favorite in the game. I do think this game is winnable by the Jaguars, though.
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Here's what OddsShark had to say:
The Kansas City Chiefs make their debut under new head coach Andy Reid when they pay a visit on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).With a week to go before kick-off the Chiefs, who hit bottom last year by going 2-14, were favored by four points over the home-dog Jags, who also happened to go 2-14 last season and are also playing their first game under their new head coach, former Seattle assistant Gus Bradley.While many observers predict the Jaguars will be terrible, they have been a great bet in Week 1 (12-2 ATS past 14 season openers). When they open at home, they are on an 8-1 ATS run.The Chiefs are 1-7 ATS as chalk and have not been a road favorite since 2010.
It's worth noting the Chiefs haven't won in Jacksonville since the 2001 season, but they did beat the Jaguars the last time the two teams met... in the Todd Bouman tractor game.