Chiefs Host Broncos in Week 8 Monday Night Football Matchup of AFC West Division Rivals
The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos in an intriguing Week 8 Monday Night Football matchup featuring two longtime AFC West division rivals. Both teams will be trying to get back on track after dropping two straight games prior to this nationally televised affair. This games gets underway at Arrowhead Stadium at 8:30 PM ET while airing on ESPN.
Denver Broncos Vs Kansas City Chiefs MNF Expert Pick
Denver Broncos (3-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
When: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
NFL Odds: Kansas City -7
Why Bet the Denver Broncos Odds at +7
Why should you bet on the Broncos in this Week 8 matchup? Because Denver still has a phenomenal defense that ranks ninth in points allowed (19.7 ppg) and a ton of desperation to keep their playoff hopes from taking a big-time hit. Denver got embarrassed by the lowly New York Giants 23-10 two weeks ago, but if that weren’t bad enough, they took another step backward in getting shut out by the Chargers 21-0 this past weekend. Now, Broncos fans everywhere are wondering if Trevor Siemian really is the answer at quarterback seeing as how Denver has not scored more than 16 points in four straight games.
Why Bet the Kansas City Chiefs Odds at -7
Why should you bet on the Chiefs in this one? Well, there’s the fact that they haven’t gotten embarrassed even though they’ve lost two straight. Plus, the Chiefs are playing at home where they’re always difficult to beat and last but not least, they just look like the better team in almost every way this contest.
Kansas City took their first loss of the season two weeks ago by losing at home to Pittsburgh 19-13 in a hard-fought battle and lost a heartbreaker to Oakland 31-30 last weekend that came with time expired. Still, Kansas City ranks an encouraging second in scoring this season (29.6 ppg), not to mention the fact that they’ve got three of the league’s best playmakers in speedy wide receiver/return man Tyreek Hill, Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce and rookie running back Kareem Hunt.
Broncos Vs Chiefs MNF Expert Pick
Look, the bottom line for this matchup is that its kind of hard to beat anyone when you can’t score and right now, Denver is having a very difficult time finding the end zone. The Broncos are averaging an uninspiring 18.0 points per game and that just won’t cut it against a Chiefs team that can score with anyone this season.
The Broncos are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday Night Football games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games while Kansas City has gone 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday Night football games, 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against their AFC West division rivals and a blistering 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Denver is struggling on the offensive line and may need to make a change at quarterback if they can’t get their offense in gear in this contest. This contest feels like a bit of a lock to me. Give me the Chiefs minus the touchdown.
Pick: Kansas City -7