At the beginning of the season there was a theory that the Kansas City Chiefs could simply outscore their opponents. Because of this the KC offense was so lethal that their bad defense was blown off as no big deal. But after last week’s disastrous home loss to the Chargers everyone was reminded about the NFL betting importance of good defense. Kansas City blew what should have been a secure 4th quarter lead and was completely fooled on the two-point conversion that won Los Angeles the game. Contrarily Seattle has played its best football of the season lately.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks
Date and Time: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Chiefs||-2½ (-110)||53½ (-112)|
|Seahawks||+2½ (-110)||53½ (-108)|
Chiefs vs. Seahawks TV Coverage: NBC
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City is coming off a devastating NFL betting loss that may cost them the AFC West Division title. Last Thursday the Chiefs blew a 14-point lead in a 29-28 home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. As a result, the Chargers tied the Chiefs for the division lead. LA scored the winning touchdown and two-point conversion with four seconds to play. Owing to the NFL’s 31st ranked defense is Kansas City’s weakness that Los Angeles exposed. Offensively the Chiefs are the highest scoring team in the league. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a 114.8 rating with 45 touchdown passes.
Seattle has an offshore betting record of 8-6 straight up, 8-4-2 vs. the odds, and 7-7 on totals. By contrast Kansas City is 11-3 straight up, 8-5-1 against the spread, 9-4-1 over the total. Overall the Seahawks rank 19th in the NFL for offense but seventh for points allowed. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has a 111.6 rating with 31 touchdown passes. Last week the Seahawks suffered an inexplicable 26-23 overtime loss at San Francisco. Richie James Jr had a 97-yard touchdown kickoff return that proved fatal for Seattle.
Stats to Consider
Late on Kansas City has been one of the top wagering values in road games. As an example, the Chiefs have lost just one of their last eight games on the board away from home. Eight of their last nine away games have gone over the total. Balanced against that is Seattle’s rapid improvement as a home betting value. The Seahawks have lost just one of their last six vs. the oddsmaker when playing at CenturyLink Field. Five of their last eight home games went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Seattle has been dominated this head to head series with the Chiefs. Consider the Seahawks have paid in just one of their last eight against KC. The last four meetings between these teams have gone over the total. But at Seattle the teams have split their last two meetings with both games going over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Naturally both teams are coming off disappointing losses last week. Of major concern is the Chiefs massive drop in NFL betting value. Kansas City has paid in just one of their last seven games. Furthermore, the Chiefs lack of defense in the hostile Seattle environment is another worry.
Chiefs vs. Seahawks NFL Betting Odds Pick
To conclude Seattle needs this one more to maintain playoff viability.
Chiefs vs. Seahawks NFL Betting Online Pick: Seattle Seahawks
Chiefs vs. Seahawks NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Seahawks 31, Chiefs 30
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