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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

With the arrival of Teddy Bridgewater, the Broncos were a trendy pick with the NFL odds futures market.  And then, when Denver started the season 3-0, dreams of the playoffs were dancing in fans’ heads.  However, the reality is often cruel, which has been the case in the Mile High City.  Denver is not going to the playoffs and is guaranteed another losing season.  In comparison, the Kansas City Chiefs are playoff-bound.  But KC suffered a costly loss on Sunday at Cincinnati that could cost them the AFC top seed.

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos  

Date and Time:Saturday, January 8, 2022, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location:Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Chiefs at Broncos TV Coverage:ABC

Chiefs at Broncos Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotalML
Chiefs-10 (-120)44 (-110)-520
Broncos+10 (EV)44 (-110)+385
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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver SBG Odds Overview

It is hard to find an NFL team more popular with the masses than the Chiefs.  And Kansas City in need of a win only adds to their sportsbook appeal.  Wise Guys see Denver as a potentially hidden gem.  Cause by the contrarian nature of taking Denver.  Taking Denver is taking the side of the house against the squares.

Kansas City Chiefs Team Overview

Last Sunday, the Chiefs lost at Cincinnati 34-31 as 3.5-point favorites.  The game cleared the total of 51.  Now Kansas City stands at 11-5 straight up, 8-8 against the spread, and 9-7 over/under.  The Chiefs rank 3rd for total offense and 4th for scoring offense.  And then on defense, Kansas City ranks 26th overall and 13th for points allowed.

 Denver Team Overview

Last week the Broncos were routed at the LA Chargers 34-13 as 8.5-point dogs.  The game snuck over the total of 45.  Now Denver stands at 7-9 straight up, 7-9 against the spread, and 4-12 over/under.  The Broncos rank 19th for total offense and 23rd for scoring offense.  While on defense, Denver ranks 9th overall and 3rd for points allowed.

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Betting Trends

  • On the road, Kansas City is 56% against the spread
  • As a favorite, the Chiefs are 54% vs. the odds
  • In AFC West action Kansas City is 62% against the spread
  • As an away team Kansas City is 52% over the total
  • As a favorite, the Chiefs are 51% over the total
  • In AFC West games, Kansas City is 52% under the total
  • At home, Denver is 54% against the spread
  • As an underdog, Denver are 56% vs. the odds
  • In AFC West action, Denver are 35% against the spread
  • As a home team, Denver is 58% under the total
  • As an underdog, the Broncos are 56% under the total
  • In AFC West games, Denver is 64% under the total
  • Kansas City is 10-2 against the spread vs. Denver
  • The Chiefs and Denver are 1-6 under the total
  • At Denver, Kansas City is 7-1 vs. the odds against Denver
  • These two teams are 3-2-1 over the total at Denver

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos SBG Free Pick

As arch-rivals dating back to 1960, the Broncos will be out to spoil the Chiefs’ dreams of reclaiming the top seed in the AFC.  Denver is a live underdog with the NFL lines.  With nothing to lose, the Broncos are a dangerous home dog.

Chiefs at Broncos SBG Best Bet:  Denver Broncos

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