Sunday Night Football Picks - Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:05 PM GMT

The AFC West showdown between the Broncos and Chiefs rounds out Christmas Day's double-header. How should you bet this game for week 16 NFL picks? Find out in this mini-betting preview.

   

Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs

 

Point Spread Value

The Kansas City Chiefs really let a huge opportunity slip through their fingers in week 15. Well, Andy Reid’s play-calling with just three minutes left was questionable and practically gifted the game to the Titans. For a second straight week, the Chiefs are at home and it’s likely they’ll be better focused for this game. One hopes if they have any real designs on the AFC West tilt, that is. Broncos, meanwhile, have digressed in recent weeks.

Clearly, this isn’t the team that won the Super Bowl, which begs the question whether Peyton Manning wasn’t given the credit he truly deserved for leading the Broncos to the coveted crown. In any event, let’s not digress here. This should be a heated game between divisional foes that have a lot of pride and two coaches that know each other very well. It really could go either way. As such, we’re hedging our week 16 NFL picks on the Broncos to cover as the considerable road underdogs.

 

Free NFL Pick: Broncos +4.5 (-105)

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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The Survivor

The Chiefs haven’t lost back-to-back home games since 2013, so there’s a good chance that NFL betting trend will hold true when they take on the Broncos at Arrowhead. Consider the Broncos have lost two in a row and are sat third in the AFC West. Still, the Broncos have a slim shot but this is a must-win game. Can they take it from the Chiefs? If Andy Reid and the Chiefs don’t play an aggressive game and take it to the Broncos right out of the gates the Broncos might well fancy their chances.

 

Free NFL Pick: Broncos +165 

Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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Game Total

The Chiefs are 4-10-0 in O/U betting so it’s no surprising books roll out a rather low total for this game. Indeed, it’s the lowest on the NFL odds board for week 16’s slate. The Broncos are 6-8-0 in O/U betting this season, which adds to the sense of a low-scoring affair between this pair. Yet, it’s Christmas Sunday. The atmosphere is sure to be electric and festive. Not least the Broncos must be eager to put behind them the paltry effort in week 15.

 

Free NFL Pick: Over 37.5 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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