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Sports NFL bad line of the week: Fade Chiefs in a hangover spot

23:15  30 november  2020
23:15  30 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Find line reports, best bets, and subscribe to push notifications in the Betting News section. Our bad line of the week last Sunday was so close to coming through, but the Houston This is a nice spot to fade Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who still doesn't have a win on Monday Night Football (0-9).

There were some great performances from NFL quarterbacks this Sunday, while others looked like they should be Patrick Mahomes of the Kanas City Chiefs lit up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by primarily targeting Of course, with the good comes the bad , and there was some bad play from quarterbacks.

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It wasn't pretty on Sunday, but our pick for bad line of the week (the Bills -5.5 over the Chargers) came through, giving us our first win in the last couple of tries.

It's back to the drawing board for Week 13. Here are the odds as well as the one spread that looks a bit fishy.

Bad line of the week: Chiefs (-13.5 vs. Broncos)

The Chiefs cemented their spot as Super Bowl favorites in Week 12, if they hadn't already.

Kansas City stormed out to a 17-0 lead over the Buccaneers and never looked back. The Chiefs are now 10-1 coming off their biggest win of the year and appear primed to run the table.

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The Chiefs ' lack of balance bit them in the cold of Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night. With the Chiefs coming to town this weekend, Seattle is in danger of falling behind Minnesota and even the NFC East combatants for This came one week after giving up a late lead [ in a loss to the Jets](https

Only five goal- line fade routes were caught for touchdowns in 2019. Here's why one of the least effective routes NFL Week 9 takeaways: Bills get signature win, while Chiefs avoid upset. He loved catching the goal- line fade because he felt as if the success of the pass rested mostly on his

However, I'm curious how they'll respond Sunday in a clear hangover spot.

Kansas City's defensive struggles aren't being talked about enough. The Chiefs were actually outgained on a per-play basis Sunday (7.6 to 7.5) by Tampa Bay, but yet another offensive outburst from quarterback Patrick Mahomes bailed them out.

The Chiefs currently rank No. 14 in the NFL in DVOA defense, despite playing the 23rd-toughest schedule of opposing offenses. The Broncos, meanwhile, are No. 9, though they've drawn the fifth-toughest.

There's only one way to go for a Broncos offense that just played its practice-squad wide receiver at quarterback.

Denver ranks last in the league in both DVOA pass offense and DVOA offense in general, but it's had some success on the ground (114.5 yards per game, No. 14). Look for that unit to exploit a Chiefs team that ranks 30th in DVOA rush defense.

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The NFL Betting Trends on the Matchups page are directly related to the Current Line and note the Open Line . The game is taking place in Miami, so snow or heavy wind is unlikely to impact the high-powered offense of the Kansas City Chiefs and give an advantage to San Francisco's strong running

Find line reports, best bets, and subscribe to push notifications in the Betting News section. Before you make your NFL bets this weekend, it's worth knowing One of the strongest public plays this week is the Raiders, who are getting plenty of love in a chalk spot after nearly beating the Chiefs a week ago.

Kansas City could have difficulty getting up for this game. Head coach Andy Reid hasn't been a great bet as a double-digit favorite during the regular season, going just 6-9-1 against the spread the last 16 tries.

The road team has covered five of the last six meetings between the two AFC West clubs, while Denver is on a 7-1 run ATS after failing to cover in the previous game.

The public's going to be all over the Chiefs after their huge win on the big stage, but the value's on the road team, especially if it hits +14.

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.

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