Thursday‌ ‌Night‌ ‌Football‌ ‌Betting‌ ‌Preview:‌ ‌Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos ‌-‌ ‌ Week‌ 7

Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) vs. Denver Broncos (2-4)
Thursday, October 17th - 8:20PM ET - Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO
Betting Line: Kansas City -3.5, Total 48.5

After dominating for last season and starting 4-0 this season, Patrick Mahomes finds himself in the first losing streak of his career as a starter. The Kansas City Chiefs have lost back-to-back games to Indianapolis and Houston. Both games were at home in Arrowhead Stadium.

I'm concerned about the Chiefs. Primarily because of Pat Mahomes' ankle. It's clear that his mobility has been compromised. A major part of Mahomes' game is his ability to extend plays with his feet. We saw him hobbled versus Indianapolis. We saw it again versus Houston.

KC's defense has not played well. They've given up 26 points or more four times this season. They cannot be counted on to win or close out games. If the ball isn't in Pat Mahomes' hand, chances are, Kansas City's chances of winning are low.

The Chiefs gave up 192 rushing yards and 280 passing yards to Houston on Sunday. They gave up 180 rushing yards to the Colts the week before and 186 rushing yards to the Lions before get the point.

Even the limitations to his arsenal, Pat Mahomes outplayed Deshaun Watson. Mahomes threw for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was picked off once on a call that should have been called back. He was also sacked once and lost a fumble.

The Broncos are nothing to write home about. They're 2-4 with wins over the Chargers and Titans.

Joe Flacco has not been the saving grace Denver had hoped. He's completing 66% of his passes and has thrown six touchdowns to five interceptions. Flacco has passed for 1,435 yards this season.

Courtland Sutton leads the team with 30 receptions for 477 yards and three touchdowns... it's Week 7.

Denver averages 116 rushing yards per game. Phillip Lindsay is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Their offense is limited. They're a bottom-10 team in passing, rushing, and total yards, as well as points per game.

Kansas City needs a bounce-back game. Denver and their porous defense may be just what the doctor ordered.

The Chiefs have won seven straight versus Denver, including the last four as the visiting team. They're 6-1 against the spread in this span. KC has outscored Denver by an average of 9.4 points per game in this stretch.

Kansas City will win and cover on Thursday Night Football.