Chiefs vs. Seahawks Total Prediction
In one of the best matchups on the Week 16 NFL slate, the Kansas City Chiefs will visit the Seattle Seahawks at 8:20 p.m. ET. With the number sitting in the mid-50s, what’s the best play for the total?
129 Kansas City Chiefs at 130 Seattle Seahawks
8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 23
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Chiefs are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Chiefs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 54.5 points. As of this writing, 58% of the public betting tickets are on the Chiefs to cover the point spread.
Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said there is a "good chance" CB Kendall Fuller (wrist surgery) will play Week 16 against the Seahawks. This is a bit of a shock after Fuller was presumed to be out for the rest of the season following wrist surgery. "He’s doing well," Reid said. "This is a short-term thing. There’s a good chance he has an opportunity to play in the game coming up here." Arguably Kansas City's best corner, Fuller being able to play would be a massive boost for the defense.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it "remains uncertain" if Rashaad Penny (knee) can return this week. The Seahawks are hoping Penny can get some practice reps in Friday, but he looks headed for another missed game. Bo Scarbrough wa signed off Jacksonville's practice squad as insurance for Penny.
NFL Betting Trends
The Chiefs are 20-8-1 against the spread in their last 29 road games but are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
The Seahawks are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games and are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, is 5-1 in the Seahawks’ last six games overall and is 5-2 in their last seven games played in December. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Chiefs’ last four games overall, is 4-0 in their last four road games and is 4-0 in their last four games played in December.
NFL Week 16 Prediction: Chiefs/Seahawks over 54.5