Kansas City Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s evening clash of the NFL 2021 Week 13. The hosts found their mojo back, and they want to continue in the same fashion. The away side still hasn’t given up on the post-season spot race, and they search for an upset in this clash.
Kansas City holds fate in its hands, and they look forward to winning for the fifth time in a row. The home side is full of confidence and wants to keep a high level of performance. On the other hand, Denver has been solid lately, and they won three out of the previous four games. They are still among the playoffs contenders, and they’ll fight for the post-season spot.
Kansas City Chiefs – Will they continue winning?
After a shaky start of the campaign, the Chiefs have entered a hot run, winning four games in a row. That streak launched them to the top of the AFC West, however, they are just one win ahead of the remaining three teams in the division. Kansas City resolved its defensive issues in the past few weeks, allowing no more than 17 points in the past four matches. They come from a 19-9 home victory against the strong Cowboys, holding the opponents to 276 yards. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to the triumph by throwing for 244 yards on 23-37 with one interception.
Kansas City’s starting QB has passed for 3,200 yards so far, with 25 TDs and 11 picks, while he has been sacked 20 times. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams have combined for 725 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while Patrick Mahomes rushed for 238 yards and a score. Tyreek Hill has been the best receiver with 932 yards and eight touchdown receptions, while Travis Kelce generated 821 receiving yards and five TDs. On defense, Nick Bolton is the leading tackler with 79, while Chris Jones sacked the opponent quarterbacks 6.5 times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Josh Gordon, Byron Pringle, Travis Kelce, Michael Burton, Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Andrew Wylie
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Chris Jones, Jarran Reed, Derrick Nnadi, Frank Clark, Nick Bolton, Anthony Hitchens, Willie Gay, Charvarius Ward, Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, L’Jarius Sneed
Quarter Back: Patrick Mahomes
Kicker: Harrison Butker
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Denver Broncos – Can they provide an upset?
The Broncos enjoy a good form, as they celebrated three times on the previous four occasions. The battle for the playoffs spot is very exciting in the AFC West, and with a 6-5 record, Denver is just one win away from its upcoming opponent. Although the Broncos haven’t been too productive in the offense, their defense is doing a very good job. They go to this clash after beating the Chargers 28-13, where Denver did very well in the rushing department, gaining 147 yards.
Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 2,518 yards with 15 TDs and five interceptions, and he should be ready for Sunday’s game. Melvin Gordon III dominates in the ground game with 605 yards and five scores, while Javonte Williams has contributed with 568 yards and a touchdown. Courtland Sutton leads the receiving corps with 634 yards and a pair of scores, while Tim Patrick has 549 receiving yards and four touchdown receptions. Defensively, Kareem Jackson has 66 total tackles, while Malik Reed logged five sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Melvin Gordon III, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Noah Fant, Andrew Beck, Cameron Fleming, Netane Muti, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Quinn Meinerz, Austin Schlottmann
Expected Line-Up (Defense): McTelvin Agim, Mike Purcell, Dre’Mont Jones, Bradley Chubb, Kenny Young, Baron Browning, Stephen Weatherly, Ronald Darby, P.J. Locke, Justin Simmons, Pat Surtain II
Quarter Back: Teddy Bridgewater
Kicker: Brandon McManus
Expert Pick #1 – Denver Broncos +10 @-110
Kansas City is a favorite here, but I see more value in backing the visitors against the number. Clashes in the AFC Wesh are usually very close, and in this one, both teams will search for a win. I believe Denver can cover the spread here, so I’ll take them as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Under 47.5 @-110
The Chiefs went over just once in the previous six matches, while the Broncos stayed under the margin five times in a row. I anticipate another tight clash, which shouldn’t go over a 47.5 margin. Give me the Under as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Chiefs Under 28.5 @-110
Kansas City scored more than 28 points just once in the last 12 matches at Arrowhead Stadium. The Broncos are doing well in defense, and they might hold the hosts under a 28.5 margin. The odds are pretty decent, and I’m backing this as the third pick.