Chiefs at Seahawks NFL Week 16 Odds & Expert Pick.

Chiefs at Seahawks NFL Week 16 Odds & Expert Pick

Written by on December 22, 2018

When you look at the upcoming schedule and betting odds for the week in the NFL, there are games that jump right off the page that you know you need to bet. Then there are those that require a little more research, which very often complicated the issue even further. While there are a lot of bettors who simply skip those games and move on to one that they are more confident about, I can’t help but put myself to the test in those games. Sure, it’s usually smaller wagers for those types of games, but they are still fun to cash out when you get it right.

The one that is giving me the biggest problem this week is the Sunday night match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs are already in the playoffs, but they are looking to hold off the Chargers to maintain their #1 seed. On the flip side, the Seahawks still need at least one more win to punch their playoff ticket. The Chiefs will come into this one as a 2 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 54.

Chiefs at Seahawks NFL Week 16 Odds & Expert Pick

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Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 19°C/66°F
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Precipitation: 4%
  • Cloud Cover: 78%
  • Wind: 6 mph SSW
  • Stadium Type: Indoor

Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?

The Chiefs looked as though they were going to cruise to the #1 spot in the AFC, but they are now in danger of dropping out of the top two and into Wild Card Weekend. That is exactly what will happen if they lose this one and the Chargers beat the Ravens on Saturday.

A loss to those very Chargers last week puts KC in a very uncomfortable spot, and they are now playing .500 ball over the last 4 weeks. It’s the worst time possible to start cooling off, and you can bet that some doubts will start creeping in if they end up dropping this one, too. The Chiefs have been a very good ATS bet on the road this season, going 5-1-1, although they are just 2-1 ATS as a road favorite.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 35.64
  • Total Yards: 427.22
  • Rush Yards: 114.43
  • Passing Yards: 312.79
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 27.14
  • Total Yards: 409.42
  • Rush Yards: 127.21
  • Passing Yards: 282.21

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks?

The Seahawks have been playing very good ball in recent weeks, but they dropped a bad one last week, going down 26-23 to the San Francisco 49ers. That loss broke a run of 6 games where the Seahawks had covered the spread, although they are still a very good 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.

Chiefs at Seahawks is going to be a close one.

This is a team that has thrived as the underdog, at least against the spread, going 4-1-1 in the 6 games they were handed the dog label. Perhaps more impressive, though, is their record in primetime games over the years. The Seahawks seem to love the national spotlight, as they have gone an incredible 24-6-4 ATS in their last 34 night games.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 25.93
  • Total Yards: 349.86
  • Rush Yards: 154.86
  • Passing Yards: 195.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 20.86
  • Total Yards: 359.72
  • Rush Yards: 112.29
  • Passing Yards: 247.43

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  • Kansas City is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
  • Seattle is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Chiefs at Seahawks

I think that the bet we really need to be taking a look at here is the point total. Over the course of the last 7 weeks, the combined O/U record of these two teams comes in at 11-2-1, which points quite clearly towards the OVER. I have been flip-flopping all week, but I am finally settling on the Chiefs to win and cover.

Score: Kansas City Chiefs 30 – Seattle Seahawks 27
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