Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

January 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL's hottest team will visit the defending Super Bowl champions to kick off the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday, as the Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) take on the New England Patriots (12-4). The Chiefs are riding a league-best 11-game winning streak after routing the Houston Texans 30-0 last Saturday, and they are 8-3 against the spread during that stretch. The Patriots have won five of the past seven meetings.
Point spread: Patriots opened as five-point favorites; the total was 44.5 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. (Line updates and matchup report)
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 21.4-17.6 Chiefs
Why the Chiefs can cover the spread
Kansas City had the best overall performance during Wild Card Weekend in snapping an eight-game postseason losing streak both straight up and against the spread. The team got off to a perfect start—Knile Davis returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touc...

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