Chiefs vs. Packers Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 4 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Aug 26, 2019

Andy Reid’s teams have traditionally performed well in preseason action, delivering an 11-7 record over the past five seasons. In this spot they open as 2.5-point underdogs.

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August 29, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Lambeau Field
Green Bay
13-3
Pointspread +3 -104
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +36.5
Pointspread -3 -116
Moneyline -181
Over / Under u +36.5

The Kansas City Chiefs have one goal in mind for the 2019 NFL season: win it all. As one of the Super Bowl favorites, the regular season can’t arrive soon enough.

The Chiefs will make their final stop of the preseason when they visit the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. As is the case with most teams around the league, neither the Chiefs nor the Packers will field many starters in Week 4 of the preseason. While neither team should be worried very much at all about this week’s result, both sides still have a few things to work out in their final dress rehearsals. Here is a closer look at the matchup between Kansas City and Green Bay.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Andy Reid’s teams have traditionally performed well in preseason action, delivering an 11-7 record over the past five seasons. The Chiefs aren’t going to do anything extra in order to get a result in Week 4 of the exhibition slate, but it’s worth keeping in mind that Reid’s teams haven’t finished worse than .500 in a preseason since 2014. His teams are 9-11 in Week 4, though.

Meanwhile, Matt LaFleur’s Packers have followed up a close win over the Houston Texans with back-to-back victories over the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders in his first preseason stint as their bench boss. We don’t have a ton of historical intel on him since this is his first year as ahead coach.

Kansas City Chiefs

While the games don’t count in the standings, that doesn’t mean important things don’t happen in the preseason. Damien Williams has left zero doubt that he is the unquestioned starting running back for this team heading in to the season. Williams will likely see his snap count limited if he plays at all this week, which will open the door for Darwin Thompson and Darrell Williams to handle the bulk of the workload. Carlos Hyde is still in the mix but he’s expected to get cut. This will be his last call to show he belongs.

The Chiefs have a number of defensive players to keep an eye on including rookie second round pick safety Juan Thornhill. Thornhill is a very skilled young playmaker but he isn’t ready to start full-time yet. Week 4 of the preseason will provide him with another opportunity to showcase his skill set and gain some valuable reps.

Green Bay Packers

While Aaron Rodgers will be watching this game from the sideline, the Packers have a number of important position battles still going on. Rookie guard Lane Taylor is fighting to gain a starting job over left guard Elgton Jenkins.

Taylor is extremely talented but he will likely need a year of experience before he is ready to overtake Jenkins as a starter. Meanwhile, Taylor will be helping to protect quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle as they continue to battle for the backup job. Kizer has been very inconsistent this preseason while Boyle has continued to impress in exhibition games. Green Bay has invested more in Kizer, so it will be on Boyle to prove that he really does deserve the backup position.

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