History has shown us that making it all the way through the NFL season without losing is about as close to impossible as it gets. We always see a few teams get off to a perfect start in the first half of the season, but as injuries and other issues begin to build up, winning every weekend gets just a little bit tougher. As we head into Week 7 of the season, there are now just two teams – New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers – sitting with perfect records. Whether that run continues remains to be seen, but we have already seen several unbeaten sides fall by the wayside over the past couple of weeks. One of those teams is the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that has been bitten by the injury bug and who have paid the price as a result. A short week is probably the last thing they wanted at this point, but here they are on Thursday night facing a resurgent Denver Broncos. The Chiefs head into primetime as a 3-point favorite, with the point total for this one set at 49.
When: Thursday, October 17 at 8:20 PM EST
Where: Mile High Stadium, Denver
NFL Odds: Get the latest odds at YouWager.lv
Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs looked very good in the opening month of the season, rolling out with 4 straight wins and an offense that picked up right where they left off last season. The wheels started to come off a couple of weeks ago in a 19-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in a game where QB Patrick Mahomes closed things out on a wobbly ankle. Mahomes looked a little less than his usual best in a 31-24 loss to the Texans last week, which makes you wonder just what sort of shape his ankle is in. The fact that his O-line is also banged up is not helping. The Chiefs have won 7 straight meetings with Denver and are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 visits to Mile High.
Why bet on the Denver Broncos
This past offseason, the Denver Broncos opened up the cash vault to help lure Joe Flacco away from the Baltimore Ravens. The belief was that a Super Bowl-winning QB would help kick-start an offense that has been anemic since the moment Peyton Manning decided to retire. Through the first 6 weeks of the season, the results have been mediocre at best. The Broncos came out and lost their opening 4 games, and while they are coming into this one on the heels of back to back wins, it has been the defense that has helped deliver those victories. There is not a lot to like when seeing how Denver has performed against KC, which is why we look at the point total. The UNDER has hit in 13 of Denver’s last 15 games, as well as in 9 of their last 10 at home.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While I am not sold on a banged-up Chiefs team heading into the high altitude on Denver on a short week, I think that the point spread is low enough that they will win and cover. I like the UNDER in this one, too.
Kansas City Chiefs 24 Denver Broncos 20