Steelers vs. Chiefs Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 06, 2017

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It’s a rematch of last year’s AFC Divisional Round playoff where the Steelers edged the Chiefs to advance to the AFC Championship game. The Chiefs ever this game as the NFL’s only unbeaten team (5-0 SU, 5-0 ATS), while the Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a disappointing loss are home and are 3-2 (2-3 ATS) on the season.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs

Point Spread: Chiefs -4.5 (-115) Date: Sunday, October 15, 4:25pmET Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Dating back to the 2011 season, these two conference rivals have met 6 times, with the Steelers winning 5 of them. In that time, the Steelers have won 2 of 3 games in Kansas City. These two teams met last year (January 15, 2017) in the AFC Divisional game, where the Steelers edged the Chiefs 18-16 at Arrowhead. The Steelers have a 22-11 lead over the Chiefs in the all-time series. Dating back to October of last year, the Chiefs are an impressive 15-2 in their last 17 regular season games.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers were humbled at home to the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a career-high 5 interceptions in the game, 2 of them for Jaguars’ touchdowns. Outside of the poor outing vs. Jaguars, the offence as a whole has been serviceable, currently ranked 12th in total offence. They should be able to score some points against a Chiefs defence that is 4th worst in the league.

Speaking of defence, the Steelers have had major problems stopping the run, allowing 231 yards along the ground last week, and this week they face the NFL’s leading rusher, Kareem Hunt (609 yards).

Kansas City Chiefs

Through 5 weeks of the season, the Chiefs are the NFL’s best team at 5-0. The Chiefs boast the league’s 2nd best total offence (2097 yards), the 6th best passing team (1290 yards), 1st in points per game average (32.8), and are 2nd best in team rushing (781 yards).

If the league handed out an MVP Trophy through 5 weeks of the season, quarterback Alex Smith would get a lot of consideration. The veteran pivot is top 5 in most individual categories and is a major reason why the Chiefs continue to be the early season story of the NFL.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Prediction

Chiefs 28 Steelers 20

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