Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos 10/17/2019 NFL Odds, Picks and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos 10/17/2019 – Sportsbook review sites initially favored the Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) as a sure bet for this matchup. Odds shifted, however, when the Chiefs lost their last matchup, while the Broncos won theirs. This is an alarming turn of events as the Chiefs were not able to cover the spread in three successive games. Furthermore, the score has gone over in three out of four past games. Meanwhile, the Broncos (2-4) are faring better, having covered two straight matchups. There are so many things to consider- the sports betting figures, the player statistics, the matchup trends. It will all boil down to your calculated choice on who will win this matchup and by how much!
Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos 10/17/2019
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes had impressive stats – 273 passing yards and 3 glimmering TDs versus the Texans, but it wasn’t enough to turn the game around. The loss of two other offensive linemen, namely Andrew Wylie and Eric Fisher, made life doubly hard for the ace QB. What’s worse is that there are others who won’t’ be able to play in the upcoming matchup. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens and defensive tackle Chris Joins are also nursing their respective injuries. This extends the Chiefs’ already-lengthy injury list to an alarming one.
The latest evidence that the Chiefs are undermanned came from their previous game. The Chiefs had a spotty rush defense, allowing the Texans to hold the game tight for almost 40 minutes. The Chiefs were powerless to stop the Texans from gaining 192 yards by rushing alone. Due to the absence of veteran players, the Texans were also able to hold on to the ball for almost 40 minutes. That alone was a clear indicator that the Chiefs were going to lose that long-drawn battle.
Players to watch: Patrick Mahomes 230 ATT 147 CMP 2104 YDS 14 TD 16 CAR 80 YDS 5 AVG LeSean McCoy 48 CAR 258 YDS 5.4 AVG 2 TD Travis Kelce 32 REC 497 YDS 15.5 AVG 1 TDS Sammy Watkins 23 REC 365 YDS 15.9 AVG 3 TDS Mecole Hardman 16 REC 291 YDS 18.2 AVG 2 TDS Demarcus Robinson 17 REC 281 YDS 16.5 AVG 3 TDS
The Denver Broncos pulled off a satisfying win against the Titans by picking off their opponent’s QBs 3 times. As if this milestone weren’t enough, the Broncos were also able to post seven sacks. The Broncos have suddenly morphed into a highly defense-oriented team, limiting their past two opponents to only 6.5 points per game and shutting down any offensive shutdown. This choking defense was the Broncos’ best compensation for a lackluster offense. Joe Flacco did his best QB streak at 67.1, but the offense was only able to convert 2 of 14 3rd-downs. Royce Freeman and Philip Lindsay deserve accolades as they were instrumental behind the Broncos’ past two wins, accumulating an impressive 279 rush yards and leading the pack for 54 carries. If they are able to dish out similar figures against the Chiefs, there’s significant hope that the Broncos may very well be headed for a positive scoreboard.
Players to watch: Joe Flacco 196 ATT 130 CMP 1435 YDS 6 TD Phillip Lindsay 84 CAR 397 YDS 4.7 AVG 4 TD 19 REC 147 YDS 7.7 AVG Royce Freeman 66 CAR 284 YDS 4.3 AVG 0 TD Courtland Sutton 30 REC 477 YDS 15.9 AVG 3 TDS Emmanuel Sanders 25 REC 307 YDS 12.3 AVG 2 TDS Noah Fant 14 REC 152 YDS 10.9 AVG 1 TDS
Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos Betting Numbers
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Broncos is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos Betting Picks
Sportsbook betting sites have observed the upward trajectory of the Broncos as compared to the downward trajectory of the Chiefs. As a result, they have posited a Denver win of 23.3 versus 26.5. The Broncos will cover the spread, with a total going over.