Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Week 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Jan 06, 2022, 11:31 PM
  • The Chiefs (11-5) are -11.5 favorites vs the Broncos (7-9)
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:30pm EST on ESPN
  • Total (Over/Under): 45 points

The Denver Broncos (7-9) play the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) on Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:30pm EST at Empower Field at Mile High.

The Chiefs are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -11.5 (-110).

The total (Over/Under) is 45 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Week 18

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:30pm EST
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Denver, CO at Empower Field at Mile High

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Betting Odds & Spread, Week 18

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Kansas City Chiefs-11.5 -11045 -110-550
Denver Broncos +11.5 -11045 -110400

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Kansas City Chiefs: Keys to the Game vs. the Denver Broncos

The Chiefs are undefeated (8-0) when allowing less than 200 passing yards since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .526.

The Chiefs are 6-4 (.600) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .180.

The Chiefs are 8-6 (.571) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times since the 2019 season — best in NFL; League Avg: .170.

The Chiefs are 4-3 (.571) when rushing less than 20 times since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .153.

Denver Broncos: Keys to the Game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs

The Broncos are 1-6 (.143) when intercepting no passes this season — 5th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .345.

The Broncos are winless (0-6) when allowing 22 or more points this season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .259.

The Broncos are winless (0-7) when allowing more than 50% of third down conversions opportunities since the 2019 season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .298.

The Broncos are 2-6 (.250) when within 7 points entering the 4th quarter since last season — tied for 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .493.

Additional Matchup Notes for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, Week 18

The Broncos average 39.1 penalty yards per game this season — fourth-best in NFL. The Chiefs average 27.2 offensive penalty yards per game this season — fourth-worst in NFL.

The Broncos have run just 12.7% offensive plays in the red zone since the 2020 season — tied for fourth-worst in NFL. Chiefs has allowed their opponent to run just 13.7% of plays in the red zone since last season — tied for fifth-best in NFL.

Broncos WRs gained 117 yards on 6 receptions (19.5 YPR) last week — second-best in NFL. The Chiefs allowed 20.2 Yards Per Reception to WRs last week — worst in NFL.

Chiefs RBs have averaged 9.2 yards after the catch this season — second-best in NFL. The Broncos have allowed 9.5 yards after catch per reception to RBs this season — worst in NFL.

The Chiefs have gained at least 5 yards on 47.7% of first down plays this season — second-best in NFL. The Broncos have allowed at least 5 yards on 46.5% of first down plays this season — fourth-worst in NFL.

Chiefs RBs have gained 737 yards on 81 receptions (9.1 YPR) this season — tied for best in NFL. The Broncos have allowed 9.8 Yards Per Reception to RBs this season — tied for worst in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game, Week 18

  • Denver Broncos - No Injuries Reported
  • Kansas City Chiefs - No Injuries Reported

Kansas City Chiefs Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Chiefs have scored on 49% of their drives in the 1st quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 28%.

The Chiefs ran successful plays on 74% of rush attempts in Week 17 — best in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

The Chiefs have gone three and out on 8% of their drives in the 1st quarter this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 21%.

The Chiefs have a third down conversion rate of 52% this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 40%.

Denver Broncos Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Broncos ran successful plays on 28% of rush attempts in the 3rd quarter last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 43%

The Broncos ran 11% of their plays in the red zone last season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 15%

The Broncos ran successful plays on 36% of plays in the 3rd quarter last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 44%

The Broncos ran successful plays on 41% of pass attempts last season — tied for 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 48%

Kansas City Chiefs Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Chiefs defense allowed a Completion Pct of 79% (44 completions/56 attempts) in the red zone last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 58%

The Chiefs defense had no interceptions and 22 TD passes allowed in the red zone last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: 10.5

The Chiefs defense allowed opponents to catch 44 of 54 passes (81% Reception Pct) in the red zone last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 62%

The Chiefs defense has allowed successful plays on 57% of rush attempts in the 4th quarter this season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 42%.

Denver Broncos Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Broncos defense allowed first downs on just 24% of plays in the red zone last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 34%

The Broncos defense has allowed successful plays on 57% of rush attempts in the 3rd quarter this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 45%.

Only 8% of the plays run against the Broncos have been in the red zone in the 1st half this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 15%.

The Broncos defense has allowed just 6.7 points per game to opposing offenses (107 points / 16 games) in the 2nd half this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 10.8.

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