The Kansas City Chiefs head to Denver on Saturday to take on the Broncos in a game the Chiefs are desperate to win. If KC beats Denver, they can secure at least the 2-seed in the AFC Playoffs. Will Patrick Mahomes and his mates come through? Or will the Broncos step it up enough to throw a wrench into the Chiefs’ postseason plans? Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Kansas City at Denver.
NFL Betting Preview for Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos
NFL Week 18 Betting | Chiefs at Denver Game Odds & Info
- When: Saturday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 pm ET
- Where: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
- TV / Streaming: ABC / ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Kansas City -10 ½
- Moneyline Odds: Kansas City -525 / Denver +350
- Over/Under Odds: 44 ½
Why bet on Kansas City versus Denver?
The 31-34 loss to Cincinnati in NFL Week 17 was KC’s first L since Oct. 24. The Bengals ended Kansas City’s 8-game winning streak, which should be bad news for the Broncos. Teams like KC don’t lose 2 in a row at this time of the year. Not only that, but the Chiefs already have a 22-9 victory over Denver this season.
Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 397.3
- Passing Yards: 283.5
- Rushing Yards: 283.5
- Points Scored: 28.3
- Turnovers: 25
Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 369.3
- Passing Yards: 256.3
- Rushing Yards: 113.0
- Points Scored: 21.3
- Takeaways: 26
Why bet on Denver versus Kansas City?
The Broncos know they blew a great start. Denver was 3-0 after the first three weeks. But since Oct. 3, the Broncos are 4-9 SU. In Week 17, Denver suffered an embarrassing 13-34 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Broncos want to end the season on a high note, which means they will be all out to beat Kansas City. Also, 10 ½ points is a lot to work with.
Denver Broncos Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 328.4
- Passing Yards: 213.8
- Rushing Yards: 114.6
- Points Scored: 19.4
- Turnovers: 17
Denver Broncos Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 322.1
- Passing Yards: 212.3
- Rushing Yards: 109.8
- Points Scored: 18.4
- Takeaways: 18
Chiefs vs Broncos Relevant Trends
- Chiefs are 6-1 are ATS in their last 7
- Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games
- Over is 4-0 in the Chiefs’ last 4 games
- Broncos are 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games
- Denver is 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings
- Under is 7-1 in the Broncos’ last 8 games on grass
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Final Betting Prediction
Denver failed to live up to the hype. About a month before the season started, the Broncos had fallen to +1800 to win the Super Bowl.
Not only will Denver not get a chance to win the Lombardi Trophy, they won’t even play after January 9. What happened? Denver isn’t a very well-coached team.
They also have no real leaders. The one semi-leader they did have, Teddy Bridgewater, won’t play due to a concussion.
Last Sunday, Kansas City’s defense ran into the hottest quarterback in the NFL. Joe Burrow decimated the Chiefs. Burrow is a special QB, though.
Drew Lock isn’t. Denver will have trouble scoring more than 10 points in this game. Because both Bronco corners, Patrick Surtain II and Ronald Darby, are out, Mahomes and Kansas City’s offense will have no trouble moving the ball and scoring touchdowns, which is why the Chiefs will cover.
NFL Week 18 Betting Pick: Kansas City Chiefs