Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/28/2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
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The Kansas City Chiefs host the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 55.5.
The Chiefs have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 7-0-0 against the spread. The Broncos have an ATS record of 2-4-1 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 2-4-1 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-0-0 against the spread
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
10/21/18 CB Adam Jones Thigh is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/21/18 S Darian Stewart Neck is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/21/18 S Dymonte Thomas Chest is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/21/18 T Jared Veldheer Knee is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/21/18 RB Royce Freeman Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/21/18 LB Shane Ray Knee is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
10/16/18 G Ron Leary Achilles IR
10/06/18 P Marquette King Thigh IR
09/27/18 TE Jake Butt Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Deiontrez Mount Achilles IR
09/04/18 S Jamal Carter Hamstring IR
09/04/18 LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams Knee IR
09/04/18 S Su'a Cravens Knee IR
09/04/18 TE Troy Fumagalli Hernia IR
08/03/18 WR Jordan Taylor Hip IR
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
10/21/18 DB Eric Berry Heel is questionable Sunday vs Denver
10/21/18 LB Justin Houston Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Denver
10/21/18 OL Mitch Morse Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Denver
10/21/18 LB Terrance Smith Knee left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Denver
10/13/18 WR De'Anthony Thomas Leg IR
10/10/18 DB Armani Watts Undisclosed IR
10/10/18 OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Fibula IR
09/04/18 WR Byron Pringle Hamstring IR
09/04/18 DB Daniel Sorensen Knee IR
09/04/18 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos have run for 876 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the NFL. They've run 171 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 46 times for 396 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. They are 27th in the NFL in points scored with 165. They have run 443 plays this season for 2,635 yards, which ranks them 18th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 5.9 yards per play, which is 29th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 148 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Case Keenum averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion. He has completed 161 passes on 254 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4%. His quarterback rating is 81. He has thrown for 1,848 yards this season.
The Broncos rush defense has allowed 195 attempts for 1,037 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in the league against the run. Denver has committed 49 penalties for 379 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league. They are 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 164. They have surrendered a total of 2,646 yards on D, which is 3rd in the NFL. The Broncos are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 18th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 146 passes on 239 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense this season, placing them 2nd and 1st in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense has also given up a total of 1,609 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Denver Broncos have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 10, which is 20th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Denver Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,379 yards on 32 punts, averaging 43.1 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Denver is ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 44 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 156 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 22.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this year. They are 15th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,632.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 260. They have run 441 plays this year for 3,062 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.9 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City has run for 870 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 182 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 58 times for 480 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. Patrick Mahomes has passed for 2,223 yards this year. He's completed 163 throws while attempting 251 passes for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 114. He averages 13.6 yards per completion and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 182. They have given up a total of 3,048 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 190 throws on 303 attempts against the Kansas City defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Chiefs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,216 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 160 attempts for 832 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. The Kansas City Chiefs have had 49 penalties for 410 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 44% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 187 punt return yards and are averaging 26.7 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 91 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 259 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 28.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 97 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,983. The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 11 field goals this season and made 11, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Kansas City kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 778 yards on 16 punts, averaging 48.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos +9
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