All eyes will be fixed upon Soldier Field at 8:20 p.m. ET for the Week 16 edition of Sunday Night Football when Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs venture into to the Windy City to show the Soldier Field crowd what they could’ve had if Ryan Pace..
All eyes will be fixed upon Soldier Field at 8:20 p.m. ET for the Week 16 edition of Sunday Night Football when Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs venture into to the Windy City to show the Soldier Field crowd what they could’ve had if Ryan Pace hadn’t traded up a single spot in the 2017 draft to select Mitchell Trubisky in one of the biggest bone headed moves a general manager has made in quite some time. NBC not flexing this game out lets it be known that there is still much interest in the result of this game even though the Chicago Bears are more or less mathematically eliminated from postseason play. With Andy Reid’s squad finally back in a groove and out to land the AFC’s No. 2 seed, Chicago will be hard-pressed to log a third win in the last four meetings between these franchises dating back to 2007.
Chiefs vs. Bears Betting Analysis
Linemakers opened the game up with Kansas City installed 4-point road favorites with a game total of 45. There’s been line movement with both the pointspread and total since the offerings opened up to the betting public. Though the bet count is even and the Bears have received 63 percent of the money, the pointspread has inflated by 2-full points which finds the Chiefs now laying 6-points in a venue it’s won in three of the last five times but only managed one pointspread cover during that stretch. Sharp money accounts have hooked their wagons to Chicago catching the points, while public bettors look to be split. Early on, a good amount of under money filtered in forcing linemakers to lower the total by a half-point, but recent over money from both public and sharp bettors could see the total climb higher come kick-off.
Kansas City Chiefs Odds
Winners in 10 of 14 played games after winning four straight both straight up and against the spread, the Chiefs will have a firm idea of where they stand heading into the Sunday nighter with Buffalo and New England set to square off on Saturday. KC is hunting down the Patriots in hopes of leapfrogging them into the AFC’s No. 2 seed. Should the Bills snap their 10-game losing streak to New England, you can bet your bottom dollar online sportsbooks will see a rush of Chiefs money infiltrate the market. A win against the Bears would propel them into the No. 2 seed after toppling the Pats in Foxboro back in Week 14. Kansas City has come out on top in six of its seven played road games, and did NFL bettors a solid by covering five of those games against the closing NFL odds.
Chicago Bears Odds
Never in Bears’ fans wet and wildest did they expect to not be in the thick of the playoff mix come the end of December entering the regular season. The defense was still unstoppable regardless of who was calling the plays. Trubisky made waves in his second year as a pro. Getting rid of Jordan Howard and drafting David Montgomery was the best thing for the backfield. Yada yada yada! This team did next to nothing to improve the roster in the offseason, and Matt Nagy was too busy devising game plans for the talent he thought he had at his disposal instead of the talent he actually had lining up for him every week. In the end, the 2019-20 season amounted to a dumpster fire that will result in a third place division finish and another failing effort of qualifying for the postseason in successive years.
Chiefs vs. Bears Prediction
After falling in Green Bay last week to effectively see their season come to an end, it’s tough to envision Chicago getting way up for this matchup against a Chiefs team already headed to the playoffs regardless of how this game plays out. Personally, I’m going to take a wait and see approach. I have no interest laying or taking six points on the betting line with either team right now; but if the Bills do in fact pull the outright in Foxboro on Saturday, I’d have no problem fading the copious amount of public money sure to steam the Chiefs up to a ridiculous price point. Chicago stands 2-1 SU and ATS when dogged at home under Nagy’s watch, and you know darn well they’ll be way up for this one in hopes of substantiating their GM’s decision to not even entertain the thought of drafting Mahomes a few seasons back.