Kansas City Chiefs vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans +3
Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue where Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints (10-3) will play the Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Kansas City as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 50.5.
The Kansas City Chiefs head into this matchup 12-1 this season. In their last game they played the Miami Dolphins and won 33-27. Patrick Mahomes went 24/34 with 393 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 3 interceptions during the game. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 32 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 32 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 2.0 yards per run. Travis Kelce led the team in receiving yardage by earning 136 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 17.0 yards per catch for the game. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up running the ball 24 times and added 94 yards which earned them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 61 plays for a total of 448 yards. On the day, the Chiefs earned a total of 22 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 56 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kansas City gave up 28 catches on 49 tries totaling 287 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. In the running game, the Chiefs gave up 80 yards on 24 attempts which is an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 367 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Concerning scoring points, the Kansas City Chiefs are sitting at 31.0 points per game. As a team they average 111.7 yards on the ground ranking this team at 17th in the league. The Chiefs have tallied 5,579 yards in total this season. When it comes to scoring, Kansas City has earned 33 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. The Chiefs are ranked 8th in the National Football League concerning team defense, giving up 21.6 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush on the ground and 128.4 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have given up 1,669 yards via the running game in 13 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Chiefs have surrendered 2,996 yards which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. In their 13 games, they have allowed 230.5 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.4%. Overall, they have yielded 358.8 yards per outing ranking them 17th in the NFL.
The Saints head into this matchup 10-3 for this season. In their last contest they faced the Philadelphia Eagles and took the defeat by a score of 24-21. Alvin Kamara led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He racked up a total of 50 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 84 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 10.5 yards per reception for that game. Taysom Hill went 28/38 with 291 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick on the day. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 20 times and earned a total of 96 yards earning them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. For the game, the Saints racked up a total of 20 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 52 yards. On the day, they ran 63 plays for a total of 358 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans gave up 17 catches on 30 tries totaling 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. For this contest, they allowed 413 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Saints gave up 246 yards on 36 attempts which gave them an average of 6.8 yards per carry allowed.
When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Saints are 7th out of all teams in football holding an average of 28.3 points per game. For the season so far, the Saints have compiled 3,023 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 232.5 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 21st in the league. They hold an average of 137.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,785 yards overall. The New Orleans Saints average 369.8 yards per contest ranking them 13th out of all teams in the league. The Saints are ranked 4th in the National Football League when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 20.4 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.7 yards per rush on the ground and 89.2 yards on the ground per game for the season. For the year, they have given up 1,159 rushing yards through 13 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Saints have surrendered 2,720 yards which puts them in 4th in football. In their 13 games played, they have relinquished 209.2 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.6%. For the year, they have yielded 298.4 yards/contest which has them ranked 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints +3
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