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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos NFL Week 16 Betting Picks and Odds

The best sports betting apps sites have the Kansas City Chiefs over the Denver Broncos by 4.5 points? And why wouldn’t the best online sportsbooks back the Chiefs? If anything, they are being a little mingy stingy. Other than the run defense, Denver’s secondary is like the old gray mare. As in she ain’t what she used to be. And Kansas City starting QB Patrick Mahomes can seemingly do no wrong. As a matter of fact, the seeds of the current Mahomes-mania were planted in the previous Chiefs-Broncos meeting. Head coach Andy Reid rested Alex Smith and started the then rookie.

“I like the way he went about business,” Reid said. “We were able to take him and lead him into that game throughout the whole week. … What that did was it allowed you to get a feel for him for down the road, whenever that time was, and I liked what I saw and felt there. I think he handled things very well. Prepared to the ‘T’ on that, handled himself very well. I came out of that going ‘You know what? This kid is ready to go. He’s ready to go ahead and lead.'”

Betting Kansas City

The Chiefs have covered the spread in 11 of their last 12 games against divisional foes. Denver tends to be tough for visiting teams. However, Mahomes has jumped to the top of the best sports betting sites MVP odds-boards for a reason. And that’s because he’s as good at home as he is away. He threw for 326 yards and six TDs in Pittsburgh in Week 2.

Betting Denver

The Broncos are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as home dogs. However, they allowed Ravens QB Joe Flacco 277 passing yards. And they allowed Oakland QB Derek Carr 29 completions.

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Monday Night Football Betting Preview

  • Date: October 1
  • Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Venue: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Lines from Intertops.eu:

  • KANSAS CITY CHIEFS  -4½ (-105) 55½ (-103) -200
  • DENVER BRONCOS      +4½ (-115) 55½ (-118) +170

Kansas City Team Stats


  • Points per game: 39.3 (1st)
  • Total yards per game: 398.3 (7th)
  • Passing yards per game: 295.0 (7th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 103.3 (15th)


  • Points allowed per game: 30.7 (30th)
  • Total yards allowed per game: 474.0 (32nd)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 362.7 (32nd)
    Rushing yards allowed per game 111.3 (18th)

Denver Team Stats


  • Points per game: 20.3 (20th)
  • Total yards per game: 382.7 (12th)
  • Passing yards per game: 238.0 (16th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 144.7 (3rd)


  • Points allowed per game: 23.3 (16th)
  • Total yards allowed per game: 340.3 (13th)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 262.7 (21st)
  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 77.7 (4th)

Betting Trends

  • Kansas City is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chiefs are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Denver is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Broncos are 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • Denver is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Someday soon some team is going to make some bettors a lot of money by upsetting the Chiefs. That team, however, is more than likely not going to be the Broncos. We could talk about how Denver is going to struggle to cover against Kansas City. But that’s just par for the course for the Broncos. They struggle to cover, period. Denver is 2-12-1 ATS in their last 15 games. With that record, it’s no wonder the best sports betting sites have little confidence in the Broncos. Especially against the rolling Chiefs.