The Denver Broncos (6-5, 3-2 away) clash with the Kansas City Chiefs (7-4, 4-2 home) in a jam-packed AFC West showdown on Sunday Night Football. Kansas City was off last week, while the Broncos enjoyed a 28-13 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
The kickoff for Sunday’s contest is at 8:20 p.m. EST at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Kansas City is a 9-point favorite, and the over-under total is at 46.5 points.
What to Know – Denver Broncos
Denver looks to add another win to their resume after already surpassing their win total from last season with six weeks to play. The Broncos are one of a handful of AFC teams sandwiched together with similar records, so every game for the remainder of the season is important.
Offensively, the Broncos score 20.7 points per game while generating 356.3 yards of total offense. Denver’s defense holds opponents to 17.8 points and allows 346.4 yards of offense to opposing teams.
Denver’s defense forced a pair of turnovers, and Teddy Bridgewater passed and rushed for touchdowns in their win last week over the Chargers. Bridgewater exited the game early with a leg injury but eventually returned to the field after halftime.
Backup running back Javonte Williams carried the ball 14 times for 54 yards and a score and added three receptions for a team-high 57 yards. Williams is expected to garner a bigger role in the offense this week, with starter Melvin Gordon III listed as out.
Denver is 6-5 against this spread this year with a 3-2 mark away from home. The total has gone in five-straight Broncos contests.
What to Know – Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City aims for their fifth win in a row and 12th straight against the Broncos in the AFC clash. The Chiefs have won 19 of 22 contests under head coach Andy Reid following a week off.
The Chiefs score 25.5 points behind an offense that averages 411.7 yards per game. Defensively, Kansas City surrenders 22.7 points per game and 376.0 yards of offense.
The last time out, the Chiefs’ defense forced three turnovers and held Dallas to 5-of-15 of third down in a 19-9 victory in Week 11. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned to the lineup and rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Patrick Mahomes had a pedestrian game, throwing for 260 yards with an interception. His main target was the dynamic Tyreek Hill, who hauled in nine passes for 77 yards.
Kansas City is 4-7 ATS this season and just 1-5 at home. The total has gone under in five of the Chiefs’ last six contests.
The Pick is In
Denver’s defense has kept the Broncos in a lot of games this season, and they’ll need to play their best game of the season Sunday night against an electric offense. Kansas City has had two weeks to rest and prep for the Broncos, so expect the Chiefs to be well-prepared on both sides of the ball.
The Broncos’ offense will have a tough night trying to score against a defense allowing only 10.0 points per game over their last three contests leading to a low-scoring affair at Arrowhead.
Betting Pick: Denver/Kansas City UNDER 46.5