Chiefs vs. Broncos Point Spread: NFL Week 7 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 22, 2020

Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos

It’s not going out on a limb to say the Broncos will need to find the end zone this week if they want to beat Kansas City.

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October 25, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
Empower Field at Mile High
Denver
5-11
Pointspread -7 -115
Moneyline -350
Over / Under o +45

89%

Betting Action

11%

Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +287
Over / Under u +45

89%

Betting Action

11%

It’s appropriate that oddsmakers have the 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs listed as 9.5-point favourites over the 2-3 Denver Broncos as the Chiefs look for their 10th straight win over the Broncos. With that said, Denver won outright as a multi-score underdog in Week 6. Combine Denver’s peskiness with their home field advantage and an upset shouldn’t be ruled out here.

It’s the Broncos first divisional game of 2019–20, while the Chiefs are 1-1 versus the AFC West.

NFL Week 7 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

When it comes to the win-loss category, there hasn’t been much of a Super Bowl hangover for Kansas City. The Chiefs are an astonishing 13-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 15 games, winning outright 14 times. Drew Lock and the Broncos have made the most of a decimated roster in 2019–20, most notably winning in New England last week without scoring a touchdown.

Denver’s transitioned to playing — and sometimes winning — ugly. Averaging 20 points per game this season, 13 of Denver’s last 17 home games have gone under. Elven of the Broncos’ last 12 against the AFC West have hit the under too. The total for Sunday’s contest is 46.

Kansas City Chiefs

Turns out the Chiefs’ Week 5 loss versus Oakland didn’t hold much weight. Kansas City went into Buffalo last Monday and executed in a different fashion: pounding the football. The Chiefs ran for 245 yards on 46 attempts against Buffalo, which was the highest total since head coach Andy Reid took over in 2013.

All feels right with Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City, which is a scary sight for the other 31 teams.Travis Kelce has 470 receiving yards and is tied for most touchdowns by a tight end with five, Tyreek Hill has scored four times, and now Clyde Edwards-Helaire is emerging as a star with the second most rushing yards at 505. Then there’s Le’Veon Bell, who could suit up in the backfield this week.

Denver Broncos

It’s not going out on a limb to say the Broncos will need to find the end zone this week if they want to beat Kansas City. Or to say six Brandon McManus field goals won’t get the job done.

Phillip Lindsay rushed for over 100 yards in relief of Melvin Gordon last week, and with the latter likely back for Week 7 this one-two punch could be Denver’s best bet Sunday. Drew Lock tossed for 189 yards and two interceptions in his return from a shoulder injury suffered in Week 2, so it’s not a surprise Denver currently ranks 29th in yards per game.

Pass-catchers KJ Hamler and Noah Fant as well as cornerback AJ Bouye could return to Denver’s lineup though, so help appears to be on the way for Denver.

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