Week 16 NFL Betting Lines: Denver At Kansas City

Posted by Peter Brennan on Friday,December 23, 2016 11:23, EDT in

Looking at the NFL divisions prior to the start of the season, it was the AFC West that looked set for a changing of the guard. The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos were forced to start the season without a proven QB in place, while the Kansas City Chiefs looked set to be solid again. The one question mark was the Oakland Raiders, but they have turned out to be even better than many people thought they would be. The result of this is that the Raiders and Chiefs look to be playoff bound, while Broncos look as though they are not going to get a shot at defending their crown. The Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to put Denver out of their misery on Christmas Day, and the bookies seem to like their chances, installing KC as 3.5-point betting odds favorites for this one. The Chiefs still have a shot at getting a bye in the opening week of the postseason, but they are probably going to have to win out to make it happen.

In Depth Analysis On The Week 16 NFL Betting Lines: Broncos At Chiefs

When: Sunday, December 25 at 8:30 PM EST
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, KC
TV: NBC
Radio: KOA and KCFX
Live Stream: NBC Live Stream
NFL Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Denver Broncos

The biggest concern for the Broncos coming into this game, besides potentially being eliminated from playoff contention, is how they are going to be able to score enough points to beat the Chiefs. The Denver offense has been nothing short of brutal in recent weeks, and it has been their inability to move the ball with any type of regularity that has hurt them. It certainly hasn’t helped that the schedule maker has been less than kind, with the Broncos still having the Raiders coming up in the final week of the season. Further compounding the situation is the fact the Denver Broncos has gone 1-3 ATS versus division foes so far.

Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs let one slip away last week, and in doing so opened the door for the Raiders to clinch the division. They looked to have the Tennessee Titans put away last week, but somehow took their foot off the gas, losing to a last second field goal. The Chiefs need to shake off that loss, especially since winning here would put them into the playoffs. The good news is that they have been perfect on divisional games so far, going 4-0 SU, as well as 7-3 against conference foes. The chiefs have not been a particularly good bet ATS so far, but they are 3-1 ATS versus division opponents, so they have that going in their favor for this game.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Broncos have been horrible on offense in the past few weeks, and they just don’t look as though they have what it takes to snap out of that slump. They have already lost to the Chiefs this season, and I expect more of the same here.

Denver Broncos 10 Kansas City Chiefs 21