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Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Which Broncos Team Will Show Up vs the Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos have a history of participating in tightly contested affairs, and football bettors will be eagerly anticipating another exciting game when the AFC West rivals meet in the Week 8 edition of Monday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium.

MyBookie opened the Chiefs as 7.5-point home favorites with a total of 43.

Shark Bites
  • The Chiefs are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games vs divisional opponents.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Broncos’ last eight games in October.
  • The Broncos are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games after a loss.

Last year in Week 12, the Chiefs hung on to win in overtime in Denver by a score of 30-27 in one of the most entertaining games of the season. Kansas City is only 3-7 SU and ATS in the last 10 meetings with the Broncos at home, but the majority of those losses came when the now-retired Peyton Manning was under center for Denver.

Through seven weeks, we’re still not quite sure who the Broncos are. Denver was 3-1 SU entering its Week 5 bye but proceeded to lose at home 23-10 to the lowly New York Giants and 21-0 to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7. The latter setback was the first time the Broncos have been shut out since November 1992.

The biggest problem in the Mile High City has been quarterback Trevor Siemian. Siemian was playing well to start the year but threw two interceptions in the Giants loss and another one vs the Chargers to go along with a costly fumble. But with the embattled Brock Osweiler behind Siemian on the depth chart, coach Vance Joseph likely won’t turn away from the starter any time soon.

The Chiefs are another team that’s had its issues of late. Kansas City started the year 5-0 SU but has suffered back-to-back losses to Pittsburgh and Oakland. It was the first time K.C. suffered consecutive losses in over two years. The defense has been gouged in the past three games, so if the Chiefs don’t get it together on that side of the ball, they could continue to slide down the standings.

When the Chiefs play at night, high-scoring games tend to follow. In Kansas City’s past 11 night games, the OVER is 9-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Denver Broncos listed as 7-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for the betting matchup was at 44.5 over at 5Dimes.

A 26-18 result in favor of the Chiefs was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Kansas City Chiefs have seen them go 5-2 and 5-2 ATS so far this season, while the Denver Broncos are at 3-3 and 2-3-1 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Broncos are 3-3, while the Chiefs are 5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Denver injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chiefs rated this week at No. 2 and the Broncos sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kansas City Chiefs' No. 2-ranked offense (29.57 PPG) against a Denver Broncos defense that ranks No. 9 at 19.67 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 263.43 yards per game, more than the Broncos give up through the air (186.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Broncos own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 77.5 yards per game when on the road. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against Los Angeles's defence and losing 21-0 to the Chargers on Sunday at StubHub Center.

In their last game, the Chiefs got 3 passing scores out of Alex Smith, but lost 31-30 to the Raiders on Thursday at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Denver

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Philadelphia, Sunday, November 5
Kansas City at Dallas, Sunday, November 5