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Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Playoff Betting Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Picks

This year’s NFL playoff betting action continues this weekend with the divisional round of matches. One of the first contests sportsbook players will be able to wager on is this Saturday’s Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs postseason contest. The Colts are coming off a dominant 21-7 routing of the Houston Texans that allowed them to advance to the divisional round. Now they must face what many consider to be the best team in the AFC West in the Kansas City Chiefs. So what kind of turnout can we expect this weekend?

Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Saturday, January 12th   

When: 4:35 pm ET

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NFL Game Pass

NFL Playoff Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Colts +5½ (-110) 57 (-110)   +207
Chiefs -5½ (-110) 57 (-110) -250
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Indianapolis Colts        

The Colts shocked the world by delivering a blowout against the Texans this past weekend. However, they’re not going up against Houston this weekend. In fact, they’re going up against the No. 1 scoring offense and No. 1 total offense this weekend. Although the Colts were able to hold Deshaun Watson & Co. to a mere 3 points, it’s going to be impossible to replicate those results against a team like Kansas City this Saturday. Granted, Indianapolis isn’t terrible on defense. But at the same time, there’s no way they’ll be able to keep Mahomes and his crew from running the score up this weekend. At the end of the day it will be up to the Colts offense to outscore their opponent. Fortunately the Chiefs don’t have the best defense in the NFL and Luck is more than capable of leading this team to victory.

Players to Watch: Andrew Luck (222 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT), Marlon Mack (148 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Ty Hilton (85 receiving yards, 0 TD, 5 REC).

Kansas City Chiefs 

The Chiefs march into this Saturday’s contest well rested following their 1st round bye. Historically the 1st round bye can always come back to bite a team in the rear so it’ll be interesting to see how KC performs. Especially since Kansas City closed the season out with a 1-2 record. It’s no secret that the Chiefs were involved in a pretty big debacle involving their running back. With Hunt no longer on the team, there’s no denying that the offense has lost a bit of their spark. However, they’re still capable of dropping 30 points on a dime.

Players to Watch: Patrick Mahomes (5,097 passing yards, 50 TD, 12 INT), Kareem Hunt (824 rushing yards, 7 TD, 0 F), and Tyreek Hill (1,479 receiving yards, 12 TD, 87 REC).

Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Indianapolis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • Indianapolis is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Indianapolis’s last 8 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Indianapolis
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City’s last 13 games at home
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup? It may sound shocking but the Colts look like a good pick here. The Chiefs haven’t had much postseason luck with Andy Reid and the Colts come in with all the momentum here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 38-30 Indianapolis.