Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 220 ViewsOn 11/26/2013 08:49 AM in NFL
The AFC West will get a very important rematch in week 13 when the Denver Broncos travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. Both teams lost last week and will be looking to rebound with a big win. For the Chiefs if they can stay healthy, a win here could make all the difference in winning or losing the division.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game have the Broncos listed as (-3) point favorites. This is mainly due to the fact that the Broncos won the first meeting and that the Chiefs have lost two games in a row. With over 70 percent of the public betting on the Broncos, this line has moved and it can now be found at (-3.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Broncos come into this game licking their wounds after a tough loss against New England. The 24-point blown lead matches the largest by the Broncos in a loss. They previously blew a 24-point lead in a 30-27 loss to the Raiders in 1988. The comeback from 24 points down is the largest deficit overcome to win a game in Patriots history. Their previous best was a comeback from 23 down to beat the Seahawks, 38-23 in 1984. The Chiefs also had a difficult loss.
The Chargers lit up the Chiefs defense in Kansas City, scoring 41 points on Sunday. Entering the game, the Chiefs had allowed 63 points TOTAL in 5 home games this season. This defensive lapse could be attributed to the many injuries that were accumulated throughout the game. If those players are healthy this weekend, the Chiefs will be a much different team and will be ready to avenge their loss against the Broncos.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the wagering angles favor the Broncos. The Chiefs are 1-4 against the spread (ATS) when playing a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and 0-4 ATS when playing in the month of December. The Broncos are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.