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Kansas City ChiefsDenver Broncos
Jan 1, 4:15 PM | Grass of Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos Odds

6-9TEAM RECORD8-7

Hard to believe the Denver Broncos are in the playoffs with a victory here over the Kansas City Chiefs or an Oakland loss but that's the situation on the Week 17 NFL odds menu.

But can the Broncos rebound from consecutive blowout losses to get the job done? They opened as just 3-point home chalk as bettors believe the rival Chiefs would love to derail the Denver playoff spot, whether Tim Tebow has God on his side or not.

In Denver, the Broncos have played OVER in 9 of their past 10 season finales.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Broncos in this one will find them as 3.5-point favorites , while the total sits at 36.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Broncos, currently No. 28 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Chiefs, who rate No. 23 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 15-12 victory for the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 20.4 PPG, against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 20 this week at 22.3 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 159.5 yards per game, less than the Chiefs secondary allows through the air, 211.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Chiefs feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 121.1 yards per game. Denver, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 16-13 loser as they battled the Raiders at home. The Chiefs failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 29 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Orton handled the Raiders defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 300 yards and 1 scores, but Kansas City still lost to Oakland 16-13.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 40-14 loser as they battled the Bills on the road. The Broncos failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 54 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in January are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 3-7

Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in January are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 4-6

A few Chiefs at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 13 games at home
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City

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