The end of the 2022 NFL preseason schedule is nearing with the third week of action on the horizon. On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers will visit the Kansas City Chiefs in the finale for both sides. The Packers and Chiefs are both 1-1 in the preseason and looking to end on a positive note. It is also the 20th all-time meeting between the teams in the preseason, with both bringing 9-9-1 records.
Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET in Kansas City. Caesars Sportsbook lists Green Bay as a 1-point road favorite, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 36 in the latest Packers vs. Chiefs odds. Before making any Chiefs vs. Packers picks or NFL predictions, see what SportsLine expert R.J. White has to say.
Over the past seven years White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, has gone 329-250-21 (56.8 percent) in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. He also is SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert, going 445-378-24 on his against-the-spread NFL picks from 2017-21, returning $2,542 to $100 players.
In addition, White has gone 50-17-1 on his last 68 against-the-spread picks involving the Packers, returning more than $3,000. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, White has set his sights on Chiefs vs. Packers and just locked in his picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see White’s picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Packers vs. Chiefs:
- Packers vs. Chiefs spread: Packers -1
- Packers vs. Chiefs over/under: 36 points
- Packers vs. Chiefs money line: Packers -120, Chiefs +100
- GB: First preseason visit to Arrowhead Stadium since 2018
- KC: 2-5 against the spread in the last seven games versus Green Bay
- Packers vs. Chiefs picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Packers can cover
Green Bay won’t have Aaron Rodgers and a few key starters for the preseason finale, but that is not a surprise. The Packers are equipped to withstand those absences, especially at quarterback with Jordan Love. The former top prospect made two starts in the 2021 preseason, throwing for 271 yards on 35 attempts. Love has 289 yards in the 2022 preseason and made a single start in the regular season last year, throwing for more than 400 yards and two touchdowns with Rodgers sidelined.
Green Bay has an ongoing battle at wide receiver, with talented players projected to appear. Romeo Doubs has impressed in training camp, and the fourth-round pick has six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns in preseason action. Rookie wideout Christian Watson is also slated to play, marking his potential preseason debut for a high-upside offense.
Why the Chiefs can cover
Kansas City knew early in the week that Green Bay would not be playing its prominent starters, headlined by Rodgers. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is more coy in revealing his plans, but Kansas City played its key players for two series in the 2021 preseason finale. That included Patrick Mahomes, who has shined in the 2022 preseason.
The former MVP finished in the top five of the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns last season, and Mahomes has keyed three drives during the preseason, all of which ended in passing touchdowns. He also tossed a pair of touchdown passes in the 2021 preseason finale, and Mahomes’ presence is a key advantage. In addition, the Chiefs are frisky on defense, allowing fewer than 17 points per game in the last 12 contests of last year. Kansas City may also benefit from ball security issues from Green Bay’s backup quarterbacks.
How to make Chiefs vs. Packers picks
White has analyzed this matchup, and while we can tell you he’s leaning Over on the point total, he has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Packers vs. Chiefs? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see White’s Chiefs vs. Packers picks, all from the expert who is an amazing 50-17 on Green Bay picks, and find out.