Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Best Bets: Expect a Good Showing From Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers predictions, picks and best bets for their Week 16 matchup. Stuart Durst gives his favorite spread pick and prop bet for Steelers vs. Chiefs.
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Sat, December 25, 2:51 PM EST | 4 min read
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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Best Bets: Expect a Good Showing From Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs -5 1H

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While I do like the overall spread, I lean the Chiefs first-half spread at -5 here. The Chiefs have been one of the most impressive teams in the league over the last month or so, and don't look to be calming down anytime soon. While football fans across the country once rejoiced over possibly not having to face the mighty Cheifs in the postseason, that is looking almost impossible right now. 

While this offense is still a bit out of sync and could be without Travis Kelce, this defense has been what's kept this team afloat. Over the last couple of weeks, this Chiefs defense has held the Broncos to 9 points, the Cowboys to 9 points, the Raiders to 14 points, the Packers to 13 points, and the Giants to 17 points. This hasn't just happened against dud teams, but they have legitimately slowed down some of the best offenses in football. 

Pittsburgh has not been impressive this season. They have been unable to establish the run with rookie back Najee Harris behind a rough offensive line, and defense and special teams just haven't been enough. It's clear this team is gonna have to move on from Big Ben after this year, and I think he's gonna have a tough time navigating this Chiefs defense. 

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Kansas City Defensive TD +400 

Let's keep betting on the Kansas City defense here. While they didn't have any success here against the Chargers, they did cash this prop a game before against the Raiders with a Mike Hughes defensive touchdown. The game before that, they had a 2 interception game, and they ended up returning one for a touchdown, cashing this prop against the Broncos. 

They forced an interception in each of their last 5 games during this span and have had some impressive kick returns. Big Ben is one of the most turnover-prone quarterbacks in the league, and I expect this Kansas City team to bring its A-game. With Kelce possibly missing this game, I could see some other parts of the team stepping up here.

Stuart Durst
@MonotoneFootbal

Stuart Durst, also known as @MonotoneFootbal on Twitter, is a writer and sports bettor specializing in the NFL, NBA and CFB. When he’s not writing for OddsChecker, he enjoys playing basketball and talking player props with his community.

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