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Favored Chiefs Look for 22nd Win in 25 Games in Clash With Titans

In classic Chiefs fashion, Kansas City has quietly marched to an impressive 10-3 record. If you go back to last year, KC is actually 21-3 in its last 24 regular season games. That’s about as impressive as you can ask for but there is just something about this Andy Reid-coached and Alex Smith-quarterbacked team that makes them tough to bet on. They opened as 6-point home favorites for their duel with the Titans this week, marking the fifth time this season they’ve been the favorite of six points or more.

  • The Chiefs are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against the Chiefs.
  • The Chiefs are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite of 5.0 or more.

With Tennessee winning three of its last four games – including the last one against the Broncos – this matchup is sneakily one of the best on the entire Week 15 slate. Marcus Mariota was held in check by the Broncos secondary last week but his defense stepped up and played some sweet chin music against Trevor Siemian in Nashville – sacking the second-year quarterback three times.

The Chiefs were able to hold Derek Carr and the Raiders – who happen to be the second-highest scoring team in the league – to just 13 points in Week 14. Tennessee’s offense has been extremely efficient considering the young age of the man at the helm, but KC has produced more takeaways than any other team in the league this year.

This is a massive game for both teams’ division aspirations and if both defenses play like they’re capable of, six points could be far too many for KC to cover. The strength of the Chiefs offense is the underneath pass and the running game – the exact same strength of the Titans defense. If KC is to blow this one wide open, Alex Smith will have to challenge the Titans corners deep down the field – something he doesn’t do all that often.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Kansas City Chiefs as -6-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 43.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 27-25 win for the Chiefs on Sunday. And visit PredictionMachine.com for additional picks coverage. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City will face the 7-6 Tennessee Titans, who own a 5-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Chiefs are 4-9 so far this season while the Titans are 9-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Tennessee injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 18-rated Tennessee Titans taking on the No. 11-rated Kansas City Chiefs in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 23.23 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 20 this week at 23.54 PPG. The Chiefs aerial game is averaging 236.38 yards per game, less than the Titans secondary allows through the air, 274.92 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tennessee Titans feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 113.67 yards per game. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Titans grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Broncos in their last game, winning 13-10 at Nissan Stadium.

Kansas City won its last game, 21-13 over Oakland on Thursday, behind a 101-yard receiving performance from Travis Kelce at Arrowhead Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 5-15-1 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee's last 10 games
  • Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee at Jacksonville, Saturday, December 24th
Kansas City home to Denver, Sunday, December 25th