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Chiefs Need Saturday Win at Denver and Help for Top AFC Seed

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos CashBet Wagering Analysis

Last week the Kansas City Chiefs surrendered full control over their destiny to win the top seed in the AFC.  KC was upset by the upstart and playoff-bound Cincinnati Bengals.  As a result, the Chiefs must win at Denver Saturday and hope for a Tennessee loss to regain the #1 position.  KC remains a Super Bowl best bet with an improved defense and loaded offense.  By contrast, the Denver Broncos are eliminated from playoff contention.  This season Denver showed modest improvement.  Still, the Broncos proved not good enough for an AFC Playoff spot.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Betting Information

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm ET
Location: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
TV Coverage: ABC

Chiefs vs. Broncos Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chiefs -10 ( -110 ) 44 ( -110 ) -495
Broncos +10 ( -110 ) 44 ( -110 ) +370
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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos CashBet Wagering Analysis

On the whole, Kansas City will draw most activity with the sportsbook odds.  As the 2-time defending AFC champion, the Chiefs bring considerable credibility with the gambling public.  Now in this situation, Kansas City is the only team with something to play for.  Denver is a difficult sell to the gambling public.  Squares are terrified to step into the Chiefs with a team that is guaranteed a losing record.

Chiefs Stumble at Bengals

Last week Kansas City lost at Cincinnati 34-31 as 3.5-point favorites.  The game went over the Betting on Super Bowl total of 51.  As a result, Kansas City is 11-5 straight up, 8-8 against the spread, and 9-7 over/under.  Overall, the Chiefs have NFL metrics of 3rd for total offense and 4th for scoring offense.  Defensively, Kansas City has NFL metrics of 26th overall and 13th for points allowed.

Despite getting a lot of credit for its improvement, the Chiefs defense was lit up at Cincinnati.  Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns to overcome three 14-point leads by Kansas City

Broncos Busted for Another Season

Last week Denver lost at the Chargers 34-13 as 8.5-point dogs.  The game went over the Super Bowl betting odds total of 45.  As a result, Denver is 7-9 straight up, 7-9 against the spread, and 4-12 over/under.  Overall, the Broncos have NFL metrics of 19th for total offense and 23rd for scoring offense.  Defensively, Denver ranks 9th overall and 3rd for points allowed.

At the beginning of December, the Broncos were hunting for a playoff spot.  But Denver is riding a 3-game losing streak both straight up and against the spread.  When it mattered most, the Bronco offense was nowhere to be found.  Further, the usually solid Bronco defense collapsed at Los Angeles last week.  On the whole, the Denver defense had to carry too much of the burden in 2021.

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Against the Spread

On the road, Kansas City is 56% against the spread.  While as a favorite, the Chiefs are 54% vs. the odds.  In AFC West action Kansas City is 62% against the spread.  As an away team Kansas City is 52% over the total.  Overall, as a favorite, the Chiefs are 51% over the total.  And in AFC West games, Kansas City is 52% under the total.

At home, Denver is 54% against the spread.  While as an underdog, the Broncos are 56% vs. the odds.  In AFC West action, the Broncos are 35% against the spread.  As a home team, Denver is 58% under the total.  Overall, as an underdog, the Broncos are 56% under the total.  And in AFC West games, Denver is 64% under the total.

Kansas City is 10-2 against the spread vs. Denver.  The Chiefs and Broncos are 1-6 under the total.  Specifically, at Denver, Kansas City is 7-1 vs. the odds against the Broncos.  Further, these two teams are 3-2-1 over the Super Bowl betting total at Denver.

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Chiefs dominate their NFL gambling series with the Broncos.

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