The NFL season may only be 16 games long for each team, but despite being shorter than all the other major sports, it still manages to cram in a lot of ups and down. Teams that we believe will be great after the first 4 weeks end up in the middle of the pack just a few short weeks later. The Kansas City Chiefs were the hottest team in football at the start of the year, winning their first 5 games, which included an absolute demolishing of the defending Super Bowl Champions on opening night. It’s almost impossible to maintain that level of play for any length of time in the NFL, and the Chiefs have been brought back to earth with back to back losses, nevertheless, they come in as the NFL Week 8 odds favorite against the Denver Broncos.
This is still a very good, supremely confident team, but their season is not going to get any easier. The Broncos have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride of their own, and really need a win in this one if they want to keep pace with the division-leading Chiefs. KC is a 7-point favorite for this one, with the point total set at 43.
Denver (3-3) at Kansas City (5-2) NFL Week 8 Odds & Expert Analysis for MNF
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) 27 de octubre de 2017
- When: Monday, October 30 at 8:30 PM EST
- Where: Arrowhead Stadium, KC
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 103.5 FM (Denver) / 100.5 FM (Kansas City)
- Live Stream: NFL Live
- NFL Week 8 Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -7 (Over/Under at 43 points)
- Partly Cloudy: 13°C/55°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 32%
- Wind: 6 mph NW
- Stadium Type: Open
Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)
- Record: Denver leads 7-3
- Score: Denver 25.10 / Kansas City Chiefs 20.60
- Rush Yards: Denver 112.20 / Kansas City Chiefs 128.90
- Pass Attempts: Denver 37.10 / Kansas City Chiefs 33.10
- Completion Percentage: Denver 57.41 / Kansas City Chiefs 58.31
- Passing Yards: Denver 263.90 / Kansas City Chiefs 179.50
- Total Yards: Denver 376.1 / Kansas City Chiefs 308.4
- Turnovers: Denver 1.60 / Kansas City Chiefs 1.20
Why bet on the Denver Broncos?
The Denver Broncos opened their season with back to back wins, which included a brilliant display against the Dallas Cowboys in a game that saw them win 42-17. It was, without a doubt, the best performance of the season from the Broncos, but it also marked the last game in which their offense was in any way effective. Since that big win versus Dallas, the Broncos have gone 1-3, and have struggled to generate much in the way of an offensive threat.
They come into this one on the tail end of back to back losses against pretty mediocre teams, and they have only managed to put a total of 10 points on the board in those two games, which is why the NFL Week 8 odds are not by their side. Things look to be even tougher for this group, as the KC defense is one that can wreak havoc. The good news is that the Broncos usually do well versus the Chiefs, and re 7-3 SU in their last 10 meetings. They are also 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played at Arrowhead and are also 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in KC.
- Average Score For: 18.00
- Total Yards: 338
- Rush Yards: 114.50
- Passing Yards: 223.50
- Average Score Against: 19.67
- Total Yards: 258.5
- Rush Yards: 71.83
- Passing Yards: 186.67
Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?
Every team has an opponent or two that they always seem to struggle against, and it was going against one of those teams that sent the Kansas City Chiefs into a losing skid after such a strong start. KC has never really found a way to solve Pittsburgh, and it was the Steelers who went into Arrowhead and handed KC their first loss of the season. That loss was followed up by another one to the Oakland Raiders in a game for the ages, with Oakland scoring the winning TD with time running out.
The Chiefs now have a tough divisional match-up against another team that they have not had much success against, although you have to like their chances in this one. The Chiefs are an impressive 14-4 SU in their last 18 games at home and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 overall.
- Average Score For: 29.57
- Total Yards: 392.43
- Rush Yards: 129.00
- Passing Yards: 263.43
- Average Score Against: 23
- Total Yards: 396.28
- Rush Yards: 124.57
- Passing Yards: 271.71
Latest NFL Week 8 Betting Trends
- Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
- Broncos are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games on the road
- Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
- Chiefs are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a game that I think will stay pretty tight for the most part, although I do believe that the Chiefs will find a way to get it done in the second half, with turnovers likely to play a role. I like KC to back the NFL Week 8 odds, and I also like the UNDER.
Score: Denver Broncos 14 – Kansas City Chiefs 24