Week 17 Betting: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Denver Broncos

Here we have one of the biggest match-ups of the weekend, and it’s definitely one that will draw an incredible amount of attention from NFL fans across the country.  The reason for this?  Try Mr. Tim Tebow.  Tebow has led his Denver Broncos team to the point where they are one win away from winning the NFC West and heading into the playoffs.  The Broncos have a tough task in front of them though, as they are coming off of a painful loss to the Buffalo Bills, and now get to take on one of their divisional rivals in the Kansas City Chiefs.  The Chiefs lost a tough game to the Raiders last weekend, and the loss actually kept them out of the playoffs so they could potentially be playing on quite a bit of emotion right now heading into this game.

The Chiefs have pretty much a depleted roster to this point in the season, as they lost quarterback Matt Cassel, running back Jamaal Charles, tight end Tony Moeaki, and safety Eric Berry all to injuries at some point during this season.  They’ve been impressive in coming back from all of the injuries, but just missed the playoffs into the end.  They also ended up firing their head coach Todd Haley this season, and will be looking for a new one when the postseason comes around.

Now for the Broncos.  What can you say about this team?  At one point when Tebow took over they went on to win six games in a row, but have now lost two games straight with the playoffs directly in front of them.  Can Tebow and the Broncos defense turn it around in time to be able to save their playoff hopes?  Or will they end up giving the division to the Raiders potentially?

This game kicks off at 4:15pm EST, and fortunately for the Broncos, they’ll be the home team in this one.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Kansas City Chiefs: +3

Denver Broncos: -3

Free Prediction

I know that the Broncos haven’t looked solid the past two games, but Tim Tebow is a gamer.  He’ll be ready for this match-up, and the Broncos will show up in a big way.  Denver gets to be at home as well, and their home field advantage could make a huge difference in this game.  I’m also looking for Willis McGahee to have a big game as well, and the Broncos to get some hype behind their team again heading into the playoffs.  I’ll take Denver to win this one by a touchdown.

Prediction:  Denver Broncos- 21 Kansas City Chiefs- 14

Free Pick

Picking these games with the lines of -3 for the team who must win can be incredibly tough, but this team needs to prove that they are legit.  On top of that, their quarterback still has quite a bit to prove, and pulling off a win to get his team into the playoffs would be a great place to start.  I’m going to be picking the Denver Broncos to get the cover here.

Pick:  Denver Broncos -3