Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Broncos have an ATS record of 2-3-1 while their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 2-3-1 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
10/24/17 LB Todd Davis Ankle is out indefinitely
10/22/17 WR Cody Latimer Knee is "?" Monday vs. Kansas City
10/22/17 T Donald Stephenson Calf is "?" Monday vs. Kansas City
10/22/17 WR Isaiah McKenzie Ankle is "?" Monday vs. Kansas City
10/22/17 T Menelik Watson Calf is "?" Monday vs. Kansas City
10/20/17 LB Corey Nelson Elbow IR
10/17/17 G Billy Turner Undisclosed IR
10/16/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist IR-Return Designation
10/16/17 WR Emmanuel Sanders Ankle out indefinitely
09/15/17 DE Jared Crick Back IR
09/05/17 WR Carlos Henderson Thumb IR
09/05/17 QB Chad Kelly Wrist PUP
09/02/17 QB Paxton Lynch Shoulder out indefinitely
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee IR
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
10/24/17 DB Steven Nelson Abdominal is "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/20/17 RB Charcandrick West Concussion is "?"
10/19/17 OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Knee is "?"
10/09/17 WR Chris Conley Achilles IR
10/04/17 LB Kevin Pierre-Louis Groin out indefinitely
09/26/17 K Cairo Santos Groin IR
09/18/17 OL Mitch Morse Foot out indefinitely
09/08/17 DB Eric Berry Achilles IR
09/07/17 DB Ashton Lampkin ACL IR
09/02/17 LB Tamba Hali Undisclosed PUP
08/30/17 RB Spencer Ware Knee IR
07/30/17 LB Dadi Nicolas Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos are 29th in the NFL in points scored with 108. They have run 403 plays this season for 2,028 yards, which ranks them 26th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 5 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 117 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Denver has run for 687 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in the NFL. They've run 166 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 42 times for 356 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the league in penalties. Trevor Siemian has thrown for 1,471 yards this season. He has completed 133 passes on 211 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating is 82.5. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion.
Denver is 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 118. They have surrendered a total of 1,551 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Broncos are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 8th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 189 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense this season, placing them 4th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense has also given up a total of 1,120 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 142 attempts for 431 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in the league against the run. The Broncos have committed 41 penalties for 411 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.2% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Denver is ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 200 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 10th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 31 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 297 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 27 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 16th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,673. The Denver Broncos have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 8, which is 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 61.5%. Denver Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,171 yards on 26 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 20th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 903 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in the league. They've run 175 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 57 times for 536 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the NFL in penalties. They are 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 207. They have run 424 plays this year for 2,747 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 1st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Alex Smith has completed 165 throws while attempting 228 passes for a completion percentage of 72.4%. He has passed for 1,979 yards this year. He averages 12 yards per completion and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 120.5.
The Chiefs rush defense has given up 185 attempts for 872 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 403 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the NFL. Kansas City is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 161. They have given up a total of 2,774 yards on D, which is 30th in the league. The Chiefs are 29th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has allowed 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 137 throws on 254 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 13th and 28th in the league. The Chiefs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,902 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 17 field goals this season and made 16, which is 7th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 94.1%. Kansas City kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,256 yards on 28 punts, averaging 44.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Kansas City is 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 159 punt return yards and are averaging 9.4 yards per return, which is 14th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 82 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 424 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 23.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,465.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos +7
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