Monday Night Football: Giants vs Chiefs Week 8 Odds and Preview

Sunday’s bundle of Week 7 NFL games are officially in the books, meaning that fans are now turning their attention to an exciting Monday Night Football contest. This week’s game is an inter-conference matchup as the New York Giants (2-5) take on the Kansas City Chiefs (3-4). Both teams will be looking to improve their spots in the standings with a victory tonight, which should make for some entertaining football action.

There’s a lot to take account of before tonight’s Monday Night Football clash, so continue reading this guide for the betting odds heading into the matchup — with odds courtesy of BetOnline.

Giants vs Chiefs General Information and Statistics

Tonight’s game will be held at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, where the Chiefs currently have a home record of 1-2. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. EST and the contest itself can be viewed on ESPN and other streaming platforms around the world.

The Giants are currently averaging 19.9 points per game, which is the 23rd-best average in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are averaging 26.9 PPG — the 8th-best average. Defensively, New York is allowing 25.7 PPG (24th) while Kansas City is surrendering 29.0 PPG (T-27th).

Monday Night Football: Giants vs Chiefs Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, November 1

  • New York Giants (2-5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (3-4)
  • Moneyline: Giants (+395) vs Chiefs (-485)
  • Spread: Giants +10.0 (-105) vs Chiefs -10.0 (-115)
  • Total: 52.0 — Over (-110), Under (-110)
  • Head-to-Head: The Giants are 5-2 against the Chiefs in their last seven matchups.

A complete list of odds and prop markets is available at BetOnline.ag.

Giants Looking to Pull Off MNF Upset

It’s been a long time since the Giants have been a very good team, which is why it isn’t surprising that they’re 10-point underdogs heading into Monday Night Football. Nevertheless, New York is coming off of a 25-3 Week 7 victory over the Carolina Panthers, so they do have some momentum.

In past years, an upset victory against the Chiefs would seem unlikely. However, this year’s Kansas City team has one of the worst defences the football world has seen in a long time and the Giants need to take advantage of that. New York will be without Saquon Barkley again, so the lead running back duties fall to Devontae Booker again. The 29-year-old veteran has seen 51 touches over the past three weeks for 193 total yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. The good news for Booker is that the Chiefs are surrendering 128.9 rushing yards per game, so it could be a big night for him.

Wideout Kenny Golladay will also be out of the lineup against Kansas City, however, the Giants are optimistic that they’ll be getting both Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard back on the field. Both wide receivers should help Daniel Jones keep pace with the Chiefs offense. Kansas City is also giving up the sixth-most passing yards per game (275.7), so they’re beatable through the air in addition to the ground.

Monday Night Football: Can the Chiefs Get Back On Track?

Before the 2021 NFL season began, the Chiefs were viewed as the favorites to win Super Bowl 56. Unfortunately, Kansas City hasn’t looked like much of a contender as of late, having lost four of its last six games heading into Monday Night Football.

The biggest factor in the Chiefs’ rough start is obviously their defense. Kansas City has kept opponents to 27 or fewer points just once this season and that was the Washington Football Team. If the Chiefs want to show that they’re worthy of being in the Super Bowl picture, they need to shut New York’s offense down. It’s no secret that Jones can make mistakes if the pressure gets too high, which is why guys like Michael Danna and Chris Jones need to make his life hell.

The Chiefs should also be angry after being held to only three points against the Tennessee Titans last week. Patrick Mahomes completed just 57.1% of his passes for 206 yards and an interception in that loss, so his team will be counting on him to play better. New York has actually been good against the pass lately, allowing the 12th-fewest passing yards per game (221.7) over the past three weeks.

Considering that two of the teams they played in that stretch were the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams, it may not be a breeze for Mahomes. That’s why it’s up to him, as a leader, to step up and get his team back on course.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.