San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – NFL Preseason Week 3 Betting Picks and Odds
The San Francisco 49ers are hoping QB Jimmy Garoppolo is ready and sharp when week 1 of the regular season arrives. However, Jimmy G has had a slow preseason so far.
This weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs is his last shot to pick up the rhythm before the actual competition. The Niners biggest concern in 2019 is finding out what they have in Jimmy Garoppolo as a quarterback.
This process should have happened a year ago, but Garoppolo went down early in the season and kept the 49ers fan base wondering.
49ers vs. Chiefs Betting Odds – NFL Preseason Week 3
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San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Preview
So far, the rust is there for Jimmy. Last week he posted a 0.0 passer rating in Denver after completing just one of six passes the series he was out there. Garoppolo recorded zero yards and got intercepted once.
But this is not the only bad news for him. Just a couple ago, Jimmy G was intercepted five times during practice. I don’t want to read too much into it, but Garoppolo needs to bounce back against Kansas City.
This game is his last chance to be on the field before the week one meeting against Tampa Bay. Jimmy G will probably play a couple of series and then will hand the job over to C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens.
These two have a position battle to see who becomes the backup quarterback for the season. Having something to prove in that regard will make the Niners have a little more interest in winning this game.
Kansas City on the other side will have superstar QB Patrick Mahomes on the field for a series or two. Mahomes has played the entire preseason, and he has looked sharp to ‘none’s surprise.
What comes after Mahomes is the problem for the Chiefs and those betting the -3.5 odds. There is a QB backup battle, but the talent out there is not great.
Between Chase Litton, Kyle Shurmur and Chad Henne there ‘isn’t a name that has separated from the others.
Odds Market For The 49ers vs. Chiefs Game – NFL Preseason Week 3
The game opened with the Chiefs as a field goal favorite and it has moved half a point. Now we find Kansas City 3.5-point favorites, but there won’t be a lot of movement on the betting line.
It should stay right there by the time of the kickoff. 52% of betting public is siding with the Chiefs in this game.
49ers vs. Chiefs Betting Prediction
I certainly expect both Jimmy Garappolo and Patrick Mahomes to lead their offenses to at least one touchdown when they are on the field. But when the bench starts playing, there is a significant drop off talent from Kansas City.
The battle in San Francisco to become a backup QB is a little more exciting and intense. That should be enough to take the points. Bet the Niners +4.5.
49ers vs. Chiefs Game Information
- Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2019
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
- TV: NFL Network
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