Colts vs. Chiefs Betting Preview
Andrew Luck and the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts are touchdown underdogs at Kansas City on Sunday.
The Chiefs put up 56 points on the Oakland Raiders last week, featuring five touchdowns from running back Jamaal Charles. Kansas City has clinched a playoff berth and still has a slim shot of winning the AFC West.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Chiefs are 2-5 against the spread at home this season.
The Colts clinched the AFC North Division with a convincing win over the bumbling Houston Texans. Indianapolis’ last four games in the underdog role has stayed UNDER the total.
These two teams met late last season in Kansas City, with the Colts pulling out a 20-13 win.
The Chiefs sport a record of 11-3 and 8-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Colts sit at 9-5 and 8-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 6-8 for the Chiefs and 8-6 for the Colts.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 23-rated Colts taking on the No. 9-rated Chiefs in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 31-23 win for the Chiefs on Sunday.
Alex Smith dusted the Raiders secondary for 5 TDs last time out as the Chiefs defeated Oakland 56-31 at O.co Coliseum.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 28.5 PPG, against a Colts defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 22.79 PPG. The Chiefs aerial game is averaging 215.64 yards per game, less than the Colts secondary allows through the air, 233.64 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Colts own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 120.29 yards per game when on the road. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Colts at Chiefs trends to consider:
Indianapolis is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Indianapolis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indianapolis's last 8 games
Indianapolis is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Kansas City is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Indianapolis home to Jacksonville, Sunday, December 29th
Kansas City at San Diego, Sunday, December 29th