The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will be fighting to stay alive as they visit the Kansas City Chiefs in AFC West Christmas Day battle. The NFL Week 16 Denver vs Kansas City betting spread favors the Chiefs by 3.5-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 25th at 8:30 PM ET on NBC from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Denver Broncos Vs Kansas City Chiefs Odds & Final Score Prediction
What: Denver Broncos (8-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)
When: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Kansas City, MO
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
Spread: Chiefs -3.5
Moneyline: Denver +155 vs Kansas City -185
Game Total: 37.5
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Kansas City vs Denver
Why Bet The Denver Broncos To Beat The Chiefs
The Denver Broncos have lost two games in a row. They are currently 8-6 SU and ATS this season, currently out of postseason contention. They average 21.4 points per game (20th) and allow 18.4 points per game (4th).
The Broncos average 235.4 passing yards per game (18th). QB Trevor Siemian (3012 yards, 16 TDs & 8 INTs) needs to prove he’s the quarterback the Broncos need in the future. The last tow games against Kansas City and Oakland will dictate his future. WR Demaryius Thomas (83 car, 1016 yards, 5 TDs) and Emmanuel Sanders (78 rec, 1006 yards, 5 TDs) surpassed the 1000-yard marks despite the Broncos QB issues. Denver averages 91.3 rushing yards per game (27th). Rookie RB Devontae Booker (155 car, 528 yards, 3 TDs) averages just 3.4 yards per carry since he took over the starting job.
Denver has the second-best total defense in the NFL. They allow 183.0 passing yards per game (1st) and 127.9 rushing yards per game (29th). The Broncos lead the NFL in sacks with 40. T.J. Ward has 87 tackles, and Von Miller has 13.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Kansas City Chiefs To Beat The Broncos
The Kansas City Chiefs lost at 19-17 to the Tennessee Titans last week. They lost their second place standing in the AFC and currently are 10-4 SU and 7-7 ATS this season. They average 22.6 points per game (15th) and allow 19.6 points per game (8th).
The Chiefs average 230.9 passing yards per game (22nd). QB Alex Smith (2994 yards, 12 TDs & 6 INTs) is on pace to finish the season with the lowest TD count since joining Kansas City in 2013. His previous lowest season TD total was 18. Kansas City will try to get speedy WR Tyreek Hill (56 car, 547 yards, 6 TDs) more touches. He’s the difference maker in this offense. Last week he had one carry for a 68-yards touchdown. Hill never touched the ball again.
“He’s a beast right now," said Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said about Hill. “Special teams-wise, we know the problem that he is. He single-handedly gave us fits last time. … He’s been special."
Kansas City averages 100.5 rushing yards per game (23rd). RB Spencer Ware (201 car, 859 yards, 3 TDs) averages 66.1 rushing yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry.
The Chiefs have the 27th-ranked total defense. They allow 250.0 passing yards per game (18th) and 124.7 rushing yards per game (28th). Kansas City has 28 sacks this season (21st). Eric Berry is the Chiefs top defender with the most tackles with 73. Dee Ford has 10.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Denver is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
- Denver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
- Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Denver
- Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Denver
- Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The winner of this game will be the team with the QB who can keep opposing offenses on the sidelines. I won’t be surprised if the last possesion will decide this game. KC fans will be at their loudest.
My final score prediction is Denver 13, Kansas City 17.