The Kansas City Chiefs ran the table and won all four of their games in November. Yet with playoff implications more crucial each game, football lines should get tighter. This week, the Chiefs get a visit from a division rival, the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos have won three out of their last four and are still in the playoff conversation. So let’s have a look at how many points the Chiefs can score for another big win in Week 13.
The Kansas City Chiefs Offense
During their four-game winning streak, the Chiefs have only scored over 20 points once.
Despite struggling in some games, the Kansas City Chiefs are 9th in scoring in the NFL. They are also 5th in passing and 2nd in total yards.
But the Chiefs will face a top ten defense in three categories: passing yards against, rushing yards against, and total points against.
The Chiefs average around 25 points a game. Against this Denver defense, they’ll have their work cut out for them if they hope to reach that number.
Chiefs On Defense
In the last four games, the Chiefs have allowed an average of only 11.75 points per game. That is an incredible number for a unit that ranks 23rd in the NFL in total yards against per game.
When I think of the Chiefs, I think of their high-powered offense before their defense, but this year they’ve become a more well-rounded team, in my opinion. Their defense has shown on several occasions this season that they can win games when the offense struggles.
Denver does not rank in the top ten in any offensive category, which bodes well for Kansas City’s scoring potential. However, I believe that the Chiefs can limit the Broncos’ offense and give Patrick Mahomes more time on the field.
Broncos vs. Chiefs (-9.5)
The Kansas City Chiefs have owned this divisional rivalry for a long time. The Chiefs are 11-1 against Denver in the regular season dating back to 2015. But through the years, there have been a lot of close games.
From a playoff perspective, only one game separates the Chiefs from the rest of the division, making this a critical game for Denver and Kansas City.
The 9.5-point spread is interesting in this game because of Denver’s defense. I believe that the Chiefs will win, but how many points can they score?
The Chiefs haven’t been this big of a favorite since Week 9 when they were 10.5 favorites against the Giants. KC won, but they didn’t cover the spread in that game. I see the same thing happening this week. So I’ll take the Broncos to cover 9.5 points.
I believe that this will be a low-scoring game with both teams struggling to move the ball. I think that the Chiefs will score 20 and win by a field goal.
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