Oddsmakers make Broncos huge home underdogs against rival Chiefs
The Denver Broncos haven’t won in forever, this season or against the Chiefs and they’re hosting Kansas City in Denver on Sunday.
The Broncos are coming off a 10-9 heartbreaker in Baltimore, while the Chiefs lost to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos are out of the playoff picture while the Chiefs are fighting for another Super Bowl.
Denver’s league-worst offense at 13.8 points per game is going toe-to-toe with the best offense in Kansas City, scoring 29.2 per contest, which is more than Denver has scored in any single game.
Oddsmakers currently predict that the Broncos will lose by nine points depending on where you look. That’s made worse when you consider prognosticators expect a very low-scoring showdown, with a total of 42.5 points.
That means folks in Vegas think the Broncos will lose about around 25-16. The only teams who are bigger favorites than KC are the Bills and Cowboys, who are both at home.
Denver’s defense has started breaking over the past few weeks, at least late in games, but the points and scoring margins have remained pretty low. The Broncos have only had two non-one-score game this season. It’s not too surprising at this point to see the oddsmakers jumping off any hopes of a Russell Wilson-led turnaround this season.
This will be the 125th matchup between these division foes. The Chiefs are 69-55 all-time against the Broncos, including one playoff win for the Broncos. The Broncos have lost 13 straight games to the Chiefs, never beating Patrick Mahomes.
The Broncos are home again the following week against the Cardinals.