Pittsburgh at Kansas City- NFL Divisional Round Preview and Pick
BetAnySports Game Line: Kansas City -1.5
BetAnySports Total Line: 44.5
Sunday’s betting action at BetAnySports in the Divisional Round of this season’s NFL playoffs gets underway with an AFC matchup between the 12-5 Pittsburgh Steelers and the 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs. The kickoff from Arrowhead Stadium is slated for 1:05 p.m. (ET) and the game will be broadcast nationally on NBC
Pittsburgh at Kansas City Game Preview
The Steelers are riding a straight-up eight-game winning streak into Sunday’s contest after knocking Miami out of the playoffs last week with a 30-12 victory as 11.5-point home favorites with BetAnySports. They are now a profitable 6-1-1 against the spread during this run and the total has stayed UNDER in nine of their last 13 games. Pittsburgh comes into Arrowhead Stadium with a 5-3 record ATS on the road this season.
The Killer B’s were all at their best in last week’s Wild Card Round win. Ben Roethlisberger completed five passes to Antonio Brown for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while Le’Veon Bell added another 167 yards and two scores on the ground. Pittsburgh’s defense rose to the occasion as well by containing Miami to just 305 yards of total offense.
Kansas City closed out its regular season on a strong note as well with a 5-1 mark both SU and ATS in its last six games. This earned the 12-4 Chiefs the AFC West Division crown and a first round bye. The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 45-point line in their season-ending 37-27 victory against San Diego as 5.5-point road favorites and it has gone OVER in four of their last six games. Kansas City returns home with a 3-5 record ATS at Arrowhead this season.
If the Chiefs are going to earn a trip to the AFC title game on Sunday, they are going to need a solid performance from their top three playmakers. Alex Smith’s favorite target in the passing game has been tight end Travis Kelce with 85 receptions for 1,125 yards and four touchdown catches. Spencer Ware is the team’s leading rusher with 921 yards and three scores on 214 carries. Kansas City’s defense has done its part as well with a points-allowed average of just 19.4.
Pittsburgh at Kansas City Free Game Prediction
Pittsburgh was one of the few teams to rollover the Chiefs in the regular season in a 43-14 romp in early October, but look for things to remain much closer this time around with Kansas City playing this game at home. My “best bet” pick for this one is the UNDER on BetAnySports’ current 44.5-point line as defense rules the day.