2020 NFL Week 7 Predictions & Picks: Kansas City Chiefs to Make It 10 In a Row at Denver Broncos. Sunday, October 25.
Chiefs vs. Broncos Preview & Prediction: Chiefs by 12
The Denver Broncos have recovered from a 0-3 start to the season to seal successive wins, but the visit of AFC West rivals the Kansas City Chiefs is likely to see them return to the loss column.
Kansas City have won their last nine meetings with the Broncos, five of which were held at Empower Field at Mile High, where Sunday’s Week 7 matchup will take place. This will be the 120th encounter between these two teams, with the Chiefs set to tie their record for the franchise they’ve played most in the NFL (level with the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders).
Andy Reid’s Super Bowl titleholders are 5-1 following the surprise defeat to the Raiders in Week 5, the joint-best record in the league among teams who have already played six games. They make the trip to Denver as -420 favorites with BetRivers Colorado, or a -108 selection to beat a 9.5-point spread as they seek to maintain a 100-percent road record this season. The Broncos are +350 dogs for good reason despite edging the New England Patriots 18-12 last time out.
The major team news for Kansas City this week is the likely debut of Le’Veon Bell, who recently joined from the New York Jets but was prevented from making his debut in the Week 6 win over the Buffalo Bills due to coronavirus protocols.
It’s an exciting time to be a Chiefs fan looking at their offense, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in fine form and Bell set to boost a running back corps already thriving thanks to Clyde Edwards-Helaire:
The Broncos cannot say the same. Denver rank 29th in the league in overall offense and will rely heavily on their defensive assets to keep their guests at bay, tied for 11th in scoring defense this season (11 points per game).
Broncos quarterback Drew Lock finally has a passing touchdown on the board this season, but the offense has hardly been flowing against the top teams they’ve encountered this season.
Sugarhouse Sports offers +138 odds that Kansas City will win on Sunday with fewer than 46 points scored, which has been the case in each of the last two matchups between these teams. A +140 price for the Chiefs to snag a touchdown as the game’s first scoring play also looks smart for Colorado bettors, though those favoring Denver’s defense may prefer the +275 price they’ll get a field goal on the board first.
Chiefs @ Broncos Odds
Kansas City Chiefs: -420
Denver Broncos: +350
Chiefs @ Broncos Game Info
- Date: Sunday, October 25
- Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- Venue: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
- TV Info: CBS, NFL Network
- Free Bets: William Hill NJ/CO/IL.