AFC Wild Card Betting Tips and Odds Chiefs vs. Titans
With the end of the 2017 NFL betting season behind us, the best sportsbooks on the web and players alike are set to bet on this year’s postseason. This year’s playoff landscape brought in a few bombshells since few sports gambling betting sites could have predicted in the preseason that the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and even the Los Angeles Rams would have made the playoff cut. But now that we know who’s in the playoffs, players can begin to size up some postseason bets.
One of the first matchups players can wager on is a Wild Card match between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs were a dominant force to be contended with all season long. Apart from a few hiccups Kansas City endured around the midseason mark, there’s no question that the Chiefs were one of this season’s most dominant teams. The Bills on the other hand, made the playoffs by just barely hanging on. However, since Buffalo has waited 16 years for this fateful day, there isn’t a Bills fan that is complaining at the moment. Nevertheless, Buffalo has an extremely tough opponent right out of the playoff gate. Let’s take a look at what kind of odds top sportsbook sites are giving Buffalo in this matchup.
The Titans turned in a 9-7 record to finish 2nd in the AFC South. Nevertheless, this record ended up being good enough to qualify for the postseason. Granted, since the Titans went 1-3 in their last 4 games of the season, there’s no question that Tennessee had a little bit of luck on their side. Ultimately it was the 15-10 upset win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17 that allowed the Titans to make their first playoff appearance in 11 years. The Bills aren’t facing that great of odds this weekend, but anything can happen in the playoffs.
There isn’t much value in taking the Chiefs straight up. At the same time, taking the Titans over the Chiefs seems too risky. Alternatively, bettors can wager on the Chiefs to cover that 9 point spread prediction. Kansas City is 10-6 ATS this season while Tennessee is 8-7-1.
Betting Kansas City
The Chiefs finished the 2017 season with a 10-6 record to win their second consecutive AFC West title. Kansas City jumped to an early lead in the division this season since they opened the year with a 5-game winning streak. Afterwards, Kansas City suffered a bit of a setback as they went 1-6 through the following 7 games. Nevertheless, the Chiefs were able to post a 4-game win streak to finish out 2017, which gave way to a 1st place finish in the division. Kansas City enters this matchup as the heavy betting favorite, according to the best sportsbooks on the web.
The Chiefs have an undeniable statistical advantage in this matchup and it’s pretty significant. Kansas City enters this contest with the better offensive unit, as they’re putting up 25.9 per game. For comparison, the Titans are struggling to score 20.9 themselves. Barring some miracle, the Chiefs should be able to overcome Tennessee this weekend. After all, the Titans rank 23rd in the league in passing and 15th in rushing.
Best Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Tennessee Titans +9 (-111) 44 ½ (-105) +351
Kansas City Chiefs -9 (-109) 44 ½ (-115) -450
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