Chiefs vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 30, 2021

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are still a great underdog option in NFL futures betting – but the window to get long odds might be closing as they host the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.

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January 02, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
10-7
Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -190
Over / Under o +51.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +155
Over / Under u +51.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

The Bengals have won two in a row to wrest control of the AFC North from the Baltimore Ravens – and bettors almost certainly won’t get +1600 odds on Cinci winning the conference title if the Bengals can upset a Chiefs team that has reeled off eight consecutive victories.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Kansas City has emphatically silenced the early-season doubters who were out in full force following the Chiefs’ 3-4 start. The two-time defending AFC champs have looked positively dominant over their past eight games, posting five double-digit victories to put themselves in prime position for home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs. Both teams are 8-7 ATS on the year, with Cincinnati 3-5 at home and Kansas City 4-2 on the road.

This game carries the second-highest total of Week 17 at 50.5, and might climb even higher depending on how the betting winds shift. And while the Bengals are the ever-so-slight 52 percent majority as an ATS play among Sports Interaction bettors, the total trend is much more emphatic. More than 90 percent of SIA wagerers like the O50.5 at -110, given that both teams rank inside the top-7 league-wide in points per game.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs made do without their All-Pro tight end last week, but they won’t have to this weekend. Travis Kelce will make his return from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Week 17, as he looks to get back on track and help Kansas City sew up home-field advantage. It has been a bit of a down year for Kelce, whose 83 receptions, 122 targets and 1,066 receiving yards are all at their lowest levels since the 2017 season.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are a laughing stock no longer, thanks largely to the exploits of second-year QB Joe Burrow – but the young slinger is hardly alone. Burrow (4,165 passing yards), running back Joe Mixon (1,159 rushing yards) and wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase 1,163 receiving yards) and Tee Higgins (1,029) have already made history; the Bengals are the first team in NFL history with a 4,000-yard QB, a 1,000-yard RB and two 1,000-yard WRs all 25 or younger.

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