The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs are each saddled with quarterback problems, along with some dubious trends heading into a critical AFC West matchup. The Broncos are listed as three-point favorites on the NFL lines against the Kansas City Chiefs with a 39.5-point total in the Sunday night matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Chiefs, who are coming off a home loss to Tampa Bay and have been getting uneven play from Alex Smith, are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games after losing as a favorite. Denver, whose quarterback Trevor Siemian (left shoulder) has been playing hurt, is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 3.5 points or less.
All three Thanksgiving Day games have playoff implications. The Detroit Lions are favored by 2.5 points against the Minnesota Vikings with a 43 total. The Vikings are 9-2 SU and ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 2.5 points or less. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on a Thursday.
The Dallas Cowboys are 7.5-point favorites against the Washington Redskins with a 51 total. The Redskins are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games on the road after consecutive home games. The Cowboys are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against teams with winning records.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by nine points on the road against the Indianapolis Colts with a 47 total. The Steelers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in the month of November. The Colts are 10-2 SU and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games as home underdogs, but are expected to be missing quarterback Andrew Luck this week.
The Atlanta Falcons are favored by four points against the Arizona Cardinals with a 50.5 total. The Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of four points or more. The Falcons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
The Houston Texans are the one-point favorite against the San Diego Chargers with a 47 total. The Chargers, who were defeated by the Miami Dolphins in their most recent outing, are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games after a loss. The Texans are 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five home games.
The Seattle Seahawks are the 5.5-point favorite on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a 45 total. The Seahawks are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games with a closing total of 44.5 or more. The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Buccaneers’ last 10 games as an underdog of five points or more.
The New England Patriots are favored by nine points on the road against the New York Jets with a 47 total. The Patriots are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Jets. The Jets are 0-15 straight-up and 2-12-1 ATS in their last 15 games with a closing total of 47.0 or more.
And the Philadelphia Eagles are the 3.5-point favorite against the struggling Green Bay Packers, with a 47.5 total in the Monday Night Football matchup at online gambling sites. The Packers are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Eagles. The Eagles are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven home games against teams with losing records.