Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Denver Broncos NFL Week 7 Betting Picks And Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to get back to their winning ways when visiting the Denver Broncos to open NFL Week 7 on Thursday Night Football.
A third loss in a row will cause a significant blow to the team that entered the season as favored to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
Let’s look at what the Chiefs and Broncos bring to this game.
Chiefs Vs. Broncos Odds – NFL Season Week 7
|-3.5 (-115)||Spread||+3.5 (-105)|
|O 48.5 (-110)||Total||U 48.5 (-110)|
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The Chiefs opened at -3 but since, the betting line moved to -3.5 at MyBookie.ag. From all the markets available, MyBookie is the one who hasn’t shown a lot of movement for this game.
So far, 62% of the betting public is choosing Kansas City to win and cover the spread. The total opened at 50 points, but it quickly moved down until it reached 48.5. It should stay that way till the kickoff.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Denver Broncos Betting Preview
Speed should be the difference-maker for Kansas City in this game. The team has lost two in a row for not being true to themselves. They are a passing team, and that’s what they should do regularly.
For the first time in the season, QB Patrick Mahomes threw less than 300 yards in the loss to Houston last week. Even after it, he remains as one of two players who has reached 2000+ yards throwing the football this year.
Kansas City got WR Tyreek Hill back last week, and he made an impact finding the end zone twice. Now it’s time to get TE Travis Kelce a little more involve and give RB LeSean McCoy a heavy workload on screen-plays.
Denver is a place where the ball flies, and that should benefit Mahomes and especially Hill to have a monster game. Kansas City can’t trust their defense. They need to realize that outscoring opponents is the only way to win.
The Denver Broncos’ Edge Vs. The Chiefs
The Broncos have the perfect identity to give the Chiefs their third loss in a row. They can run the ball well and are backed up by a solid defense. Plus, they will be playing at home on a short week.
The team has confidence after winning two straight. Denver doesn’t need to do anything crazy to win this game outright.
The Third-worst Run Defense In The NFL
The Broncos need to take a page from the Colts and Texans game plan and run the football to the Chiefs’ throat. Kansas City has the third-worst run defense in the NFL, and they can’t stop anybody even with a maximum effort.
RB Phillip Lindsay is averaging 15 touches per game in the last two weeks. He recorded 184 rushing yards and two scores in the wins over the Chargers and Titans.
I expect the Broncos to make Lindsay their primary weapon on offense and feed him over 20 touches on Thursday. Kansas City’s defense has tried to get better stopping the run, but they simply can’t.
The defense lacks the proper personnel to adjust, and it ends up hurting the efforts of the offense.
Chiefs vs. Broncos NFL Week 7 Betting Prediction
People will have a hard time buying a third straight loss from the Chiefs. Yet, I will feel like a fool if I don’t take advantage of that half of a point the oddsmakers are giving the home team.
Denver is suited to see this game happening on their terms. They will run the football, control the tempo, and trust their defense.
Betting the under 48.5 is a good play, as well. The Chiefs offense has slowed down a lot over the last two weeks. They are averaging just 18.5 points during that span.
Their offensive line is banged up, and they don’t have any time to figure things out during a short week. This game has all the makings of a fierce divisional battle that might end decided by a field goal difference — bet Broncos +3.5.
Chiefs vs. Broncos Game Information
- Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
- Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
- Venue: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
- TV: FOX / NFL Network
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