The Denver Broncos (3-9) play the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) at Empower Field at Mile High on 11th December in Week 14 of the NFL. The AFC West race is taking shape ahead of this Week 14 divisional matchup. The Denver Broncos hold fourth place in the divisional standings, having gone 3-9 after 12 regular season matches. Sitting first is the Kansas City Chiefs, who are 9-3 from 12 outings. A run of four straight defeats has recently hit a sorry-looking Denver Broncos to leave their campaign hanging in the balance. Can they get back on track at the Empower Field at Mile High, or will the Kansas City Chiefs inflict more misery their way? Let’s check it out in this preview.
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs Betting lines
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs Betting expert picks
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs Moneyline
Take the Kansas City Chiefs (-400) for the outright win on the moneyline. The Denver Broncos have struggled to get results against the away team in recent years, and while the home-field advantage is on their side at the Empower Field at Mile High, that may not be enough. The visitors are on a 13-match winning streak against the Denver Broncos and we’re backing them to continue this trend on Sunday.
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs Spread
The Kansas City Chiefs (-109) are expected to win by more than a touchdown in Sunday’s road trip. The visitors open as the 8.5-point favorites over the Denver Broncos on the Week 14 betting lines. In the last 25 matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 12.1 points.
The Denver Broncos have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home. The hosts are also 3-4 ATS in the past seven games at home and 4-6 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the Empower Field at Mile High, meanwhile, have gone rather well for the Kansas City Chiefs, having bagged five wins by an average winning margin of 12.4 points. The visitors are 3-4 ATS from their seven most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs Total
Judging by a points average of 44 points from the last 25 matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
Going Under (-110) the total of 41.5 seems like a wise choice. The two teams have averaged 41.2 points in their last five matchups, which suggests they won’t be able to produce the expected number of points.
The last seven matches Denver Broncos played at home at the Empower Field at Mile High saw the total go under. Meanwhile, on the other side of the market, the total failed to go over in any of the last five home games for the Denver Broncos. They are also 1-9 against the total across their last ten home and away games combined.
As for the Kansas City Chiefs, the average total has been 50.4 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 56.8 points in the last five on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Kansas City Chiefs, who are 4-6 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs Betting trends
- Denver Broncos have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home.
- In nine of the Denver Broncos’ last ten games, the total went under
- In four of the Kansas City Chiefs’ last five games, the total went under
- The Kansas City Chiefs have won the last seven head-to-head matches against the Denver Broncos on the road.
NFL Power Rankings Week 14 2022, Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs
Denver Broncos Form
Facing teams from the same division has been a bit of a sore spot for the Denver Broncos of late. In their past 13 matchups against AFC West teams, they’ve been on the losing side 12 times and enter Week 14 on the back of a 10-9 defeat against the Baltimore Ravens last time out.
The Denver Broncos’ offense has been abysmal all season. It has put up just 13.8 points per game and they saw no improvement in the last five matches, which produced an average of 13.2 points. However, while putting points on board has been a problem, the Denver Broncos do have one of the most stubborn defensive units in the entire league, having allowed just 17.0 points per game this season.
Despite being one of the pre-tournament playoff favorites, the Denver Broncos got a fight on their hands. They’re only 3-9 this year, and unless things pick up soon, even a postseason berth will be out of their reach.
Kansas City Chiefs Form
The Kansas City Chiefs were left licking their wounds when the Cincinnati Bengals beat them 27-24 in their last match. They now have a 9-3 record for the season games and are 3-2 in the last five at home.
A virtuoso offense is the first step to winning games on the road, which the Kansas City Chiefs have covered. In 12 rounds this season, the offensive unit has put up a solid 29.2 points on average. The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the visitors have only given up 19.6 points on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 22.5 points per game in comparison.
The Kansas City Chiefs are touted as a potential Super Bowl challenger for this season. While it’s still early days, things are going according to plan so far. The visitors hold the second seed in the AFC Conference, leaving them set for a spot in the January playoffs. Until then, the aim will be to strengthen their position by either maintaining or improving their current seeding.
Denver Broncos VS Kansas City Chiefs H2H history
The Kansas City Chiefs bagged a 24-28 win over the Denver Broncos in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Empower Field at Mile High in January 2022. The total has gone under 41.5 points in ten of the last 25 meetings between these teams. The Denver Broncos came out on top nine times in these games, while the Kansas City Chiefs took 16 wins.
While the Denver Broncos averaged 20.52 points, the Kansas City Chiefs performed an average of 23.48 points in their 25 most recent head-to-head games.