NFL Week 13 Picks: Carolina Panthers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Cam Newton will try to focus on completing the sweep of a two-game road trip, as the Carolina Panthers (3-8) take on the Kansas City Chiefs (1-10) at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
Newton is certainly capable of leading Carolina to back-to-back wins away from Charlotte, but he'll need to take care of the football, considering all nine of his career wins have come when not throwing an interception.
Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while making an against-the-spread (ATS) pick along the way.
The Carolina Panthers have lost the rushing battle in four consecutive games, which is likely to continue with running back DeAngelo Williams averaging just 3.2 yards per carry this season.
Sports bettors will have a hard time laying the points on the Panthers due to their 10-11 ATS record on the road since 2010.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs need to make sure that running back Jamaal Charles touches the ball at least 20 times on Sunday, as they try to score 20 or more points for the first time since Week 4.
There's no doubt in my mind that the Chiefs will put forth an all-out effort in this non-conference affair, which could ultimately lead to the franchise's first win of the year at Arrowhead Stadium.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kansas City Chiefs as home underdogs as one of their pro football picks on Sunday, considering the Carolina Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win.
NFL Week 13 Pick: Kansas City Chiefs +3