The Kansas City Chiefs have clinched the AFC West, but look to hold onto the AFC’s #1 playoff seed as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Kickoff from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio is set for 1:00 p.m. ET with the game airing on CBS.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Chiefs-Bengals game in Week 17 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Spread: KC -5
Point total: 51
Moneyline: KC -210, CIN +175
Our picks for Chiefs vs. Bengals
Pick against the spread: CIN +5
Quarterback Joe Burrow is coming off a 525-yard passing performance in Week 16. The Bengals are getting hot at the right time and this is one of the best matchups of the weekend. Cincinnati is at home and looking to lock up the AFC North and I think their offense recreates problems for the Chiefs that they thought their defense had solved. This one should be fun.
Over/under: OVER 51
While both defenses have been improving in recent weeks, I don’t think we see a lot of it here on either side of the ball. The Chiefs will have back all their key playmakers and I expect offensive playmakers on both sides of the ball should be on full display. This game should cruise past the point total.
Preferred player prop: Tyreek Hill OVER 5.5 receptions
Hill was coming off the COVID-19 list last week and wasn’t able to go full speed, but he’ll be ready this week and should be on track for six or more receptions. He’s only gone under in four out of his last 12 games not counting last week’s dud due to COVID-19.
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