Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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The Seattle Seahawks host the Kansas City Chiefs at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5.
The Seahawks have an over/under record of 7-7-0 and they are 8-4-2 against the spread. The Chiefs have an ATS record of 8-5-1 while their over/under record is 9-4-1.
Valuable Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-4-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-5-1 against the spread
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 8-4-2 against the spread
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
12/16/18 OL Cam Erving Knee is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
12/16/18 DB Kendall Fuller Wrist is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
12/16/18 WR Sammy Watkins Foot is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
12/16/18 RB Spencer Ware Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
11/30/18 RB Kareem Hunt Suspension has been released
10/23/18 OL Jordan Devey Undisclosed IR
10/23/18 LB Terrance Smith Knee IR
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 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
12/17/18 S Bradley McDougald Knee is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/16/18 LB K.J. Wright Knee is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/16/18 RB Rashaad Penny Knee is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/12/18 LB Mychal Kendricks Knee IR
12/04/18 G D.J. Fluker Hamstring is out indefinitely
12/02/18 RB C.J. Prosise Abdominal IR
10/03/18 TE Will Dissly Knee IR
10/02/18 S Earl Thomas Knee IR
09/08/18 CB Dontae Johnson Hip IR
09/04/18 CB Byron Maxwell Hip IR
09/04/18 LB Erik Walden Hip IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. McKissic Foot IR
09/04/18 T Jamarco Jones Ankle IR
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 1,602 yards as a team, which ranks 9th in the NFL. They've run 341 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 125 times for 1,027 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the league in penalties. They are 6th in the NFL in points scored with 499. They have run 882 plays this season for 5,981 yards, which ranks them 5th in the league in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.8 yards per play, which is 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 344 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Patrick Mahomes averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 13.1 yards per completion. He has completed 346 passes on 516 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.1%. His quarterback rating is 114.8. He has thrown for 4,543 yards this season.
The Chiefs rush defense has allowed 353 attempts for 1,777 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. Kansas City has committed 100 penalties for 839 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 42.1% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the league. They are 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 380. They have surrendered a total of 5,732 yards on D, which is 28th in the NFL. The Chiefs are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 364 passes on 570 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, placing them 9th and 27th in the National Football League. The Kansas City pass defense has also given up a total of 3,955 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs have attempted 24 field goals this season and made 21, which is 1st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. Kansas City Chiefs kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 58 for 62 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,849 yards on 41 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That places them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Kansas City is ranked 15th in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 258 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 26th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 91 yards. They have returned 35 kicks for 835 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 23.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 97 yards this year. They are 1st in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,238.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks are 11th in the National Football League in points scored with 363. They have run 876 plays this year for 4,898 yards, which ranks them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.6 yards per play, which is 18th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 282 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 2,168 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in the league. They've run 457 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 107 times for 929 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson has passed for 3,025 yards this year. He's completed 250 throws while attempting 377 passes for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 111.6. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Seattle is 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 292. They have given up a total of 5,036 yards on D, which is 11th in the league. The Seahawks are 4th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has allowed 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 314 throws on 472 attempts against the Seattle defense this season, ranking them 10th and 18th in the league. The Seahawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,464 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 323 attempts for 1,572 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Seattle Seahawks have had 97 penalties for 885 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.2% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and are averaging 5.7 yards per return, which is 24th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 19 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 574 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 23 yards per kick return and have a long of 84 yards this season. They are 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,897. The Seattle Seahawks have tried 23 field goals this season and made 19, which is 24th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 82.6%. Seattle kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 40 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,326 yards on 68 punts, averaging 48.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -2.5
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