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Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Betting Preview

05 December 2021

 

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Sunday, December 05th Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs

 

 

It's a tight race in the AFC West, and it's about to get tighter. The Denver Broncos head to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Denver is currently 6-5 and is tied for the number two spot in the AFC West.

They're only slightly behind the Chiefs, and a win here would help them get ahead in the division. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are red hot right now.

The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-4 and on a four-game winning streak right now. They can make it five in a row with a win over the Denver Broncos. Both the Chargers and the Broncos are hot on the Chiefs' trail, so Kansas City needs this win.

The great news is their offensive struggles seem to be behind them. More importantly, their defense is finally holding up their end of the bargain.

Denver Broncos: Keys to a win on Sunday Night Football

The Broncos come into this game at a distinct disadvantage. For starters, they don't have nearly the offensive prowess of the Kansas City Chiefs. The other problem is their injury list is getting quite long.

They were, however, despite these injuries, able to get a win over the Chargers last week. The same way they beat the Chargers is how they'll have to take down the Chiefs.

They beat the Chargers with defense, something the Broncos have done a lot this season. They limited the Chargers to just 13 points on the day. If the Broncos want to beat the Chiefs, they'll have to have a similar defensive output.

On average, Denver allows only 224.36 passing yards per game. If they can perform strongly on defense, they'll have a slight chance to win here.

Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs looking for their fifth straight win

For the Chiefs to win this game, they'll need to have an overwhelming offensive game. They're facing a tough defense, one that doesn't give up many points. However, with the way that the Chiefs have performed recently, we doubt they'll have trouble on Sunday.

They've beaten the Giants, Packers, Raiders, and Cowboys, an incredible streak. But what about the defense?

The Chiefs' defense has always been a big question surrounding Kansas City. The good news here is they aren't going against a very strong offense.

The Broncos average just 20.7 points per game, ranking 21st in the NFL. They have a lackluster passing game but have two dangerous wide receivers. The Chiefs will have to be careful against Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.

Our Pick for Denver versus Kansas City on Sunday night

After looking over the Denver offense, we don't think they can compete with Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes is a tough quarterback to keep contained, and the Broncos have had trouble against him in the past.

The real question here is whether the Chiefs can cover the 9.5-point spread. Quite a spread to overcome against the Broncos defense.

Although the Chiefs haven't had an incredible record at the sportsbook this season, we like them here. Their offense is trending upwards, and their defense is holding strong.

We do, however, expect this game to go under the expected 48-point total. Take the Chiefs to cover the 9.5-point spread and the under in this game.

DunkelIndex Free Pick: Kansas City Chiefs -9.5, UNDER

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