The predictions put together by the best online sportsbooks don’t always come to fruition. Just take a look at this past weekend’s football betting odds for the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Heading into that contest the Chiefs were a -300 favorite, while the Buccaneers were a +250 underdog. But once all 4 quarters of football had been played, the Bucs ended up upsetting the Chiefs 19-17 in an unprecedented fashion. Few people could have anticipated such a Kafkaesque event but in the end the Chiefs’ absurd predicament opens the door for Oakland to take hold of the division.
In order for the Chiefs to stay competitive in the AFC West, they need to bounce back in Week 12. The only problem is that they’ll be facing the Denver Broncos – a team trying to accomplish the exact same thing. The Broncos will be coming off of their Bye Week and will be inching to advance past Kansas City in the West. Let’s see what the football betting odds are predicting for this Sunday’s matchup between these two potential playoff contenders.
NFL Odds – Week 12 – Sunday, November 27th
Kansas City Chiefs +3½ (-125) 40 (-110)
Denver Broncos -3½ (+105) 40 (-110)
This game will provide Week 12’s Sunday Night Football action, considering the postseason implications of this contest; the NFL couldn’t have picked a better game for the primetime slot. On paper the Broncos look much better than the Chiefs, despite the fact that both teams are coming in with the same record. But generally speaking, if you had to pick between the two for a bet on NFL games, fans would likely feel much more comfortable choosing the reigning Super Bowl Champions over Kansas City. With that in mind, what can we expect from both these clubs on Sunday?
Given that Denver will be coming off of their Bye Week, fans can expect the Broncos to come into this game well-rested. The Broncos may not have the best offense, but considering how unimpressive the Chiefs defense has been recently, Denver should have no problem moving the ball this Sunday. However, Kansas City is giving up the 7th least amount of points in the NFL, so fans shouldn’t expect this contest to be high-scoring. Which will ultimately favor Denver, as a low scoring contest is a perfect fit for the type of team they have. Considering how foreboding Denver’s defense is, and how ineffective the Chiefs’ offense has been, neither team will be running up the scoreboard. Ultimately, gambling fans may want to trust the football betting odds for this AFC West matchup.