Read on to get betting odds and analysis in our week 17 Broncos vs Chiefs pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in Kansas City.
Broncos vs Chiefs Pick & Preview- NFL Week 17
On Sunday, January 1st at 1:00 PM ET, the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. CBS will carry the TV coverage for the game. The odds for this week 17 AFC West matchup have the Chiefs as the -13.5 point favorite on the spread.
Broncos vs Chiefs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
- Where: Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium
- Date: Sunday, January 1st
- Betting Odds KC -13.5, DEN +557 | KC -828 O/U 45.0
Will Russell Wilson And The Broncos Keep Things Interesting vs Kansas City?
Heading into week 16, the Denver Broncos are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Rams by a score of 51-14, giving them a loss over a non-conference win. By dropping the game, the team also failed to cover the spread, as they had a -3.0 point advantage on the spread. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 65 points, which surpassed the betting line of 36.
Denver ran the ball 20 times, finishing with 104 yards. The team’s leading rusher was Latavius Murray, who finished with just 34 yards and a per-attempt average of 4.2.
Last week Russell Wilson completed 55.6% of his passing attempts for 214 passing yards. To finish the game, Wilson had 1 passing touchdown. Jerry Jeudy had a big game in the passing attack, finishing with 117 yards on 6 catches. In terms of pass yards per game, on average, Denver is the 20th-ranked team in the NFL. Going into the game, the Broncos have thrown a total of 13.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 61.19% (29th).
Will The Chiefs Take Care Of Business As Heavy Home Favorite?
In their last game vs the Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs won by a score of 24-10. The 14-point win gave the team a non-conference victory. This win was paired with an ATS victory, as they went into the game by -10.0 point favorites. With an over-under betting line of 50, the two teams fell below that figure as they combined for 34.
Kansas City struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 77 yards on 22 attempts. Isiah Pacheco led the team with 58 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
Last week, Patrick Mahomes completed 57% of his passing attempts for 224 passing yards. In addition to throwing for 2 touchdowns, Mahomes found the endzone with his legs. Although Travis Kelce did not come up with a touchdown grab, he was still productive with 113 receiving yards. With 38.87 passes per game, Kansas City ranks 5th in the league. Going into the game, the Chiefs have thrown a total of 11.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 66.27% (9th).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
In game 1 of this year’s series between the two teams, the Chiefs came away with a 34-28 win over the Broncos. Even though the Chiefs came away with the win, the Broncos covered the spread as +13.5 point underdogs. In the two meetings between Denver and Kansas City, the Chiefs picked up 2 wins by scores of 28-24 and 22-9.
In the 5 most recent matchups between Denver and Kansas City, the Chiefs have dominated the series, winning 5 straight games. The over-under record in these games sits at 3-2, with the average scoring total coming in at 48.4 points.
The Denver Broncos have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-2. On average, the Broncos have averaged 18.6 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Kansas City at 29.8.
Through their last 5 road games, Denver has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 12.8 points per game.
When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Kansas City has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 23.4 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
Broncos vs Chiefs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Chiefs -13.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 45.0