Broncos vs. Chiefs Odds
Denver is 8-3 on the season, 2-3 on the road and 5-6 against the spread. Kansas City is 7-4 overall, 4-1 at home and 8-3 against the spread. Denver has won five straight against Kansas City coming into this game.
Trends show that the Broncos are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 trips to Kansas City and the underdog is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 games of this series. These two have hit the under in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Kansas City is favored at home, as the Chiefs are getting odds of -1 point against Denver. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the game as even. Denver was favored by a point for a short time before the spread eventually went to KC -1. The over/under total opened at 49.5 points and held there for most of the week before dropping to 49.
The Chiefs are coming off a surprising 24-20 loss at Oakland last Thursday. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak and pushed KC a game behind Denver in the AFC West standings. The team is averaging 326.6 yards per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to just 328.3 yards per game. KC has the top passing defense in the NFL, allowing just 198.9 yards per game through the air. Alex Smith has thrown for 2,211 yards and 13 touchdowns this season while Jamaal Charles has rushed for 772 yards and eight scores. Justin Houston is leading the defense with 45 tackles and 13 sacks.
Denver is coming off a 39-36 win over the Dolphins last week, but the team is just 2-2 in its last four games. The Broncos are averaging 416.3 yards per game on offense, including 316.3 yards per game in the air, which ranks second in the league. Defensively, Denver is holding opponents to just 316 yards per game, including 75.5 rushing yards per game, which also ranks second in the NFL. Quarterback Peyton Manning has thrown for 3,558 yards and 34 touchdowns to lead the offense while Demaryius Thomas has 82 receptions for 1,192 yards and nine touchdowns. The defense is being led by Von Miller, who has 43 tackles with 10 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas City defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee) are both questionable. Denver tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Broncos, as Denver is getting 73% of the wagers with odds of +1 points at Kansas City on Sunday.