The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Los Angeles Rams this Monday night (Have we told you about our watch party?), and whether it be because of the two head coaches involved, the high-powered offenses, the high elevation levels or maybe a little bit of everything, the matchup is set for a historic over-under total.
Pregame.com founder RJ Bell reports that the game’s over-under total of 63.5 will be the highest recorded in league history.
Rams vs Chiefs over/under point total of 63.5 is the highest in recorded NFL history— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) November 12, 2018
The Rams opened up as one-point favorites in the game over the Chiefs, but early betting has the Rams at current 2.5-point favorites, according to Bovada at the time of this writing.
ESPN reports this week explained that because of elevation levels in Mexico City, both the Chiefs and the Rams requested they play in Denver the week prior to the game.
Rams and Chiefs both requested to play in Denver the week before having to play in altitude in Mexico City; NFL rejected both requests. Now the Rams will spend this week training at altitude in Colorado Springs, practicing at the Air Force Academy, before traveling to Mexico City— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2018
With those requests denied, the Rams are spending the week of training in Colorado Springs, while the Chiefs will train in Kansas City, as they always do.
“We’re OK,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Monday during his weekly press conference. “We’re not that concerned about that. We’re just going to get ourselves ready to go play in front of great fans and against a real good football team.”
Give me the Chiefs plus the points and the over.