Broncos at Chiefs Betting Preview

Published on 12/06/2021
By Scott Gramling
Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater played through an injury in Week 12.
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12/05 8:20 PM ET

Three things you should know before betting on Broncos-Chiefs:

1. The road squad has gotten the best of this head-to-head series in recent years, with the home team having gone 6-9 straight-up and 3-12 against the spread over the past 15 games between the Broncos and Chiefs dating back to the start of December 2013. Denver is 6-6 straight-up and 8-4 against the spread over its past dozen trips to Kansas City. This marks the 11th time since the start of 2007 that the Broncos have been a road underdog against the Chiefs, with Denver having gone 7-3 against the spread over the previous 10 instances.

2. The Broncos’ 17-12 against-the-spread record as an underdog since the start of the 2019 season includes a 9-3 ATS mark in the dozen games they’ve played as a road underdog of 4 or more points. Denver’s defense has traveled well this season, as only once in five 2021 road games have the Broncos allowed more than 17 points. Denver is 8-5 against the spread away from home since the start of last season.

3. The Chiefs started last November with a 35-9 win as a 19.5-point home favorite against the Jets. That improved Kansas City’s record to 7-1 straight-up and 6-2 against the spread over the first half of the 2020 regular season. Since then, the Chiefs have gone 16-6 straight-up but just 6-16 against the spread, which includes a 2-10 against-the-spread mark vs. AFC opponents over that span. Kansas City is 2-6 against the spread over its past eight divisional games.

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