Chiefs vs. Saints Week 15 Prediction
The best matchup on Sunday’s Week 16 slate takes place in New Orleans when the Saints host the Chiefs at 4:25 p.m. ET. With Drew Brees back for the Saints, will they pull off the small upset versus Patrick Mahomes and Co. or will Kansas City cover for bettors?
365 Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at 366 New Orleans Saints (+3); o/u 52.5
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Kansas City Chiefs DFS Spin
Patrick Mahomes completed 24-of-34 passes for 393 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Chiefs' 33-27 Week 14 win against Miami. Only one of Mahomes' three interceptions was blatantly his fault -- the others were tipped or redirected after leaving Mahomes' hand. Those turnovers were the only thing preventing KC from blowing out Miami in the first half. Even with his uncharacteristic mistakes, KC was up 20 headed into the fourth quarter. Miami's secondary frustrated Mahomes early on, pressuring him on nearly every drop back. That led to an unseemly 30-yard loss on a sack of Mahomes in the first half. He proceeded to shred the Dolphins in the second half. Mahomes will again be a high-end QB1 in Week 15 against New Orleans.
New Orleans Saints DFS Spin
Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed Drew Brees (ribs) will start in Week 15 against the Chiefs. Payton also said Brees has worn protective gear around his ribs for years, so playing Sunday should be nothing new. The Saints swore up and down the veteran signal-caller would only play when he made a full recovery, and Sunday's inevitable shootout against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs appears to be the perfect spot to return. Given the game environment in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Brees can confidently be slotted into starting lineups as a low-end QB1 in the second round of the fantasy playoffs.
Chiefs vs. Saints Betting Prediction
The Chiefs are winless against the spread in their last five games overall, are 0-5 against the number in their last five games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and are 0-5 ATS in their last five games coming off a straight up win. The Saints, meanwhile, are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games as a home underdog, have covered in five of their last six games overall and are 21-6 at the betting window in their last 27 games as an underdog.
NFL WEEK 15 BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS +3