Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs Try to End NFL Betting Playoff Misery vs. Colts

January 9th, 2019 NFL Football, Sports Betting

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most star-crossed NFL betting teams in history when it comes to the playoffs.  Commencing with their loss in the longest game ever on Christmas 1971 to Miami the Chiefs have suffered in post season like few other franchises.  And the Indianapolis Colts have caused much of that post-season pain.  Indeed, the Colts have defeated the Chiefs in the playoffs four consecutive times including twice at Arrowhead.  In the same way the Chiefs deliver pain to fans and gamblers in post season even when seeded higher than opponents.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Date and Time: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 4:23 p.m. ET

Location:  Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Colts+5½ (-105)57 (-110)
Chiefs-5½ (-115)57 (-110)
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Colts vs. Chiefs TV Coverage:  NBC

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis is coming off an impressive 21-7 playoff payout at Houston last week as two-point dogs.  Indeed, it was quite the triumph for first year head coach Frank Reich, who has masterminded a tremendous turnaround.  The Colts had a regular season NFL betting record of 10-6 straight up, 8-7-1 against the spread, and 8-8 on totals.  Overall Indy had NFL ranks of fifth for scoring offense and 10th for points allowed.  In particular Reich did wonders to restore the confidence of quarterback Andrew Luck.  And the 2012 top pick in the NFL draft responded with 39 touchdown passes.

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City is the top seed in the AFC with an sports betting of 13-3 straight up, 12-4 vs. the odds, and 10-5-1 over the total.  However, the Chiefs faded badly down the stretch with six straight losses on the board before a season finale cover.  Namely KC is led by record setting quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his 113.8 rating with 50 touchdown passes.  The Chiefs were the NFL’s highest scoring team.  Of great concern is a defense that ranks 31st overall.

Stats to Consider

Late on Indianapolis has been a reliable road dog.  The Colts have covered five of their last seven when getting points on the road.  And eight of their last 10 as road pups have gone under the total.  Balanced against that is Kansas City’s drop-in value as a home favorite.  The Chiefs have paid in just one of their last five games laying points at home.  Five of their last seven as home chalks went under the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head Indianapolis has had the upper hand in their series with the Chiefs.  As an example, the Colts have covered 12 of their last 16 games against Kansas City.  Six of the last eight meetings in this series have gone under the total.  Further, Indy has controlled the cashier’s cage at Arrowhead Stadium.  The Colts have covered seven of their last eight visits to Kansas City.  The last two games between these teams at Arrowhead went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

As a consequence of their poor defense that Chiefs cannot be trusted in this NFL betting matchup.  As has been noted the Colts are the more compete team.  Additionally, Luck can match Mahomes in the quarterback department.

Colts vs. Chiefs NFL Betting Odds Pick

Indianapolis is a live dog that should again ruin the Chiefs playoff dreams.

Colts vs. Chiefs NFL Betting Online Pick:  Indianapolis Colts

Colts vs. Chiefs NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Colts 21, Chiefs 20

Catch highlights of the Colts win at Houston last week!

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