Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 20, 2013
The game this week between the Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs could be a preview of the AFC Championship game. Both teams are going to make the playoffs, but it is yet to be seen which team will go deeper in the post season. The Chiefs Jamaal Charles had a career day putting up five scores against the Oakland Raiders and will be the main target of the Colts defense.
Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Chiefs listed as (-6.5) point favorites. The Chiefs offense is getting hot at the right time and after demolishing the Raiders it is no surprise that they are favorites for this tilt. The Colts easily beat the Texans but it generally went unnoticed as the public is betting the Chiefs at over 74 percent leading up this kickoff. Look for a line movement leading up to kick off in this big game.
The Chiefs are having a historic season. With 2 games remaining, the Chiefs are now 1 win shy of tying the largest increase in wins from one season to the next. They will look to get that win against a Colts team that is still trying to figure some things out as they gear up for the playoffs.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have positive trends in this game and that the Chiefs have a sweet home field advantage. The total has gone under in 15 of Kansas City’s last 22 games at home, but the total has gone over in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City. Indianapolis is 11-2 straight up in its last 13 games when playing Kansas City but Indianapolis is 8-16 straight up in its last 24 games on the road. Indianapolis is 17-8 straight up in its last 25 games overall and Kansas City is 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games when playing at home against Indianapolis. Kansas City is 5-2 straight up in its last 7 games at home and Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home. Kansas City is 11-3 straight up in its last 14 games and riding a hot streak heading into this game with the Colts.
Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game free pick, to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.