NFL Picks: Week 5 Chiefs vs Vikings


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In an anticipated NFL Week 5 showdown, the formidable Kansas City Chiefs take on the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.



Spread: Chiefs -5 (-110), Vikings +5 (-110) 

Moneyline: Chiefs -224, Vikings +179

Total: O 53 (-110), U 53 (-110) 


Kansas City Chiefs 

NFL Team Kansas City ChiefsThe Chiefs, marching confidently with a 4-1 record, are eyeing their fifth consecutive victory. Their recent five-game road winning streak stands testament to their formidable form. With Patrick Mahomes at the helm, boasting 1,006 passing yards and 8 touchdowns this season, the Chiefs seem unstoppable. Key players like Justin Watson and Travis Kelce have tallied 318 receiving yards. On the ground, Isiah Pacheco has stormed ahead with 270 yards. Defensively, the Chiefs have been a force, letting in just 15 points on average. Dominant stats like leading the NFL in opponent points during the first half (6.3) and a 100% win rate in the same period underline their dominance.


Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota VikingsWith a 1-3 start, the Vikings are thirsty for a game-changing win. Historically strong at home, they’ve secured 8 wins in their last 11 home games. Quarterback Kirk Cousins has been exceptional, racking up 1,214 passing yards and 11 touchdowns. Receivers Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson together have amassed a whopping 746 yards. Although their ground game averages a modest 83.5 yards, Alexander Mattison has impressed with 250 yards. The defense, while allowing 23.8 points per game, has shown glimpses of brilliance. Intriguing stats like being tied for second in Q2 win percentage and ranking third in passing offense indicate their potential.



The Kansas City Chiefs, bolstered by their current form, are understandably the favorites, as highlighted by the BUSR NFL Odds Spread of Chiefs -5. Yet, the Minnesota Vikings demand attention. Their potential greatly surpasses their 1-3 record, suggesting that they could be a hidden gem in this matchup, especially playing at home.

Fresh from their victory against the Panthers, the Vikings’ morale is on the ascent. Their offensive firepower indicates the potential for a high-scoring contest against the Chiefs. With BUSR’s Total Odds poised at Over/Under 53, we could be in for an offensive spectacle.

While the Chiefs’ -224 Moneyline paints them as the anticipated victors, the Vikings’ +179 hints at a profitable return for those backing the dark horse. Considering the unpredictable nature of the game and the Vikings’ known capabilities, it’s tempting to lean slightly towards them.