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Chiefs Are the Hottest Team In the NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs were thought to be dead in the water after starting 1-5, but an eight-game winning streak has firmly made them the hottest team in football. The Chiefs have been on fire for bettors as well, with a 7-1 ATS record in their past eight games. Kansas City will continue their trek to the playoffs when they host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the last seven games between the Browns and Chiefs.
  • The Chiefs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.
  • The Browns’ defense has allowed 30-plus points in six of the past seven games.

Alex Smith continues to be one of the most efficient quarterbacks around as the former #1 overall pick has thrown 10 touchdowns and just one interception during the Chiefs’ winning streak. Kansas City’s defense has stepped up big time for the team as opponents have been held to 12.3 points per game in their past eight games.

The Browns have pretty much been a dumpster fire this season, but it has somehow gotten worse as the season has gone on. The Browns are 1-8 SU in their last nine games while covering just once in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Kansas City Chiefs in this one found them as -12.5-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 45.

A 35-9 result in favor of the Chiefs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Chiefs sit at 9-5 (8-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Browns are currently 3-11 (4-9-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Kansas City is 8-5-1 OU, and Cleveland is 8-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Chiefs rated this week at No. 2 and the Cleveland Browns sitting at No. 31.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kansas City Chiefs No. 8-ranked offense (26.07 PPG) against a Cleveland Browns defense that ranks No. 31 at 27.64 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 213.29 yards per game, less than the Browns give up through the air (252.93 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cleveland Browns own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 139.71 yards per game when on the road. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Browns were Week 15 losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-13 score against Seattle.

Kansas City cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 34-14 score against Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, January 3rd
Kansas City home to Oakland, Sunday, January 3rd

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