The Kansas City Chiefs will try and clinch a playoff spot on Sunday night as they host the Denver Broncos on NBC. The Chiefs beat the Broncos earlier this betting season, winning a thrilling game in Denver in overtime. The Chiefs will be trying to sweep the Broncos for the first time since 2000. Let’s look at the game and Sunday Night Football picks to bet on the best sportsbooks.
The Broncos visit the Chiefs on Sunday, December 25th with a start time of 8:30 pm Eastern on NBC.
Sunday Night NFL Odds at Betting Sites
Kansas City -4, total 37.5
Broncos vs. Chiefs
The Broncos have lost three of their last four games and the defending Super Bowl champs are now on the verge of being out of the playoffs. They need to win their last two games and then get a little help. Denver is simply not scoring enough points to win games as they have scored an average of 11 points per game in their last three.
The Chiefs had a chance to stay tied with Oakland for the AFC West lead but bad coaching by Andy Reid let the Titans steal a game in Kansas City. The Chiefs can still clinch a playoff spot with a win on Sunday night but they need help to win the division.
Denver is 4-3 ATS on the road with five of the seven going under the total. Kansas City is 2-5 ATS at home with six of the seven going under.
Kansas City is also poor on offense as they have a game manager in Alex Smith at quarterback and a coach in Reid who is conservative. Ironically, it was two bad decisions that were aggressive by the two that cost the team last week as Reid didn’t take a field goal on fourth and 1 while Smith threw a pick in the red zone. The Chiefs have not scored a point on offense in the second half since that win over Denver. “There are situational plays and situations in games… There’s a time and a place for everything. I wouldn’t necessarily say that (we’re being too conservative), but when you don’t win the game, you’re going to definitely look at something like that.” — Kansas City head coach Andy Reid said.
The Broncos are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the AFC West. The Underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Broncos are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Kansas City. The Chiefs are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
The Under is 4-0 at betting sites in the Broncos last 4 games in December. The Under is 4-1 in the Broncos last 5 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Broncos last 5 vs. the AFC West. The Under is 5-1 in the Chiefs last 6 vs. the AFC. The Under is 7-3-2 in the last 12 meetings in this series.
Sunday Night Football Picks
I will take the points with Denver at the best betting websites and also play the game under the total.