Sunday, December 6, 2020, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, 8:20 p.m. ET
Broncos at Chiefs Betting Preview: Broncos (+14/-115), Chiefs (-14/-105)
The Broncos (4-7) will try to bounce back from an adversity-filled week in which they had all of their quarterbacks sidelined and were blown out by the New Orleans Saints to fall three games under .500. Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all were held out after they were determined to be at high risk of contracting COVID-19 because of their meeting, sans masks, with fellow signal-caller Jeff Driskel, who later tested positive for the virus.
Denver expects to have its quarterbacks, minus Driskell, available this week. But that might not be enough for a Broncos’ team that has lost three of its past four games.
The Broncos already lost 43-16 to the Chiefs at home earlier in the season. A road visit to Arrowhead Stadium will not be any easier.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs (10-1) have their sights set on back-to-back Super Bowl runs, and nothing so far indicates that their wish is misplaced.
Kansas City has won six games in a row, with each of its past three victories coming by four points or fewer. The Chiefs are coming off a 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which Patrick Mahomes completed 37 of 49 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyreek Hill had a whopping 13 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the win. He has 1,021 yards and 13 touchdowns in 11 games this season.
Broncos at Chiefs Betting Pick for Week 13
It’s hard to bet against the Chiefs, who have momentum and will not want to relax against one of their oldest and fiercest rivals.
Denver has had a strange couple weeks and will struggle to keep pace with the more talented Chiefs over the course of 60 minutes. The first matchup between the teams was a blowout, and the second matchup could be similarly lopsided.
Broncos at Chiefs Betting Pick:
Chiefs 34, Broncos 21
Broncos at Chiefs Best Bet for Week 13
Granted, Denver could be dealing with some rust on offense, but there is a good chance that both teams will put up decent point totals in this affair. Kansas City has scored 30-plus points in all but three of its contests this year, and Denver has given up 30-plus points five times in the last six games. That could add up to a high-scoring showdown between two teams heading in opposite directions.
Broncos at Chiefs Best Bet: OVER 51 total points (-110)