If the Kansas City Chiefs (+8000 to win Super Bowl 54) are looking for a game to keep them polished for the playoffs, they’ll get one this weekend against the Chicago Bears, a team that has a defense to keep Patrick Mahomes and company on their toes. Will the Chiefs get win no. 11 this weekend? Or will the Bears pull off a surprise?
Betting Preview for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears NFL Regular Season Week 16 Game on December 22, 2019
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 8:20 PM ET
Line: Kansas City Chiefs (-5.5) vs. Chicago Bears (+5.5) – view all 2019 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)
The Chiefs were never going to let the Denver Broncos upset them at home in Week 15, as they roasted their division rivals in a 23-3 breeze of a win. Patrick Mahomes was steady under center despite an interception thrown, as he finished with 340 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 27-of-34 completions. The Chiefs’ ground attack was borderline punchless, as Kansas City came up with only 92 rushing yards on 25 carries for a mere 3.7 rushing yards per carry. Additional help could be on the way for the Chiefs’ backfield, though, as running back Daniel Williams has reportedly returned to practice and is close to making a comeback after missing three games due to an illness and a rib issue. The Chiefs’ defense, meanwhile, continues to improve. They have allowed just 9.3 points over their last three games — the best in the NFL in that span.
The Chiefs are 3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last four road games.
Betting on the Chicago Bears (7-7)
After stitching together three wins in a row, the Bears are back to sulking in the corner, as they lost to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field last Sunday, 21-13. The loss greatly hurts the Bears’ playoff chances, but they can still be viewed as a team that won’t make things easy for even the best squads in the NFL right now — especially if Mitchell Trubisky plays better than what he’s shown for the most part this season. Against the Packers. Trubisky went 29 for 53 for 334 passing yards and a touchdown against two interceptions. He was also sacked three times for a loss of 15 yards. No one’s asking Trubisky to be Drew Brees, but he can definitely be better. He’s got talented receivers like Pro Bowl-snub Allen Robinson, who lit up Green Bay’s secondary for 125 receiving yards on seven catches. Robinson has four touchdowns over the Bears’ last five games. Key to success for the Bears against the Chiefs will still be their defense that is allowing just 18.1 points per game.
The Bears are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last three home games. They are also 3-0 straight up in those contests.
The Chiefs win, 27-19.
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