It’s the holiday season and a couple of cheerful teams will face off from a rowdy CenturyLink Field in Seattle as the Seahawks welcome the 11-3 Kansas City Chiefs.
Both squads have been red-hot of late, playing excellent football and enter this Sunday Night showdown in fine form and ready to impress on the primetime stage. With the post-season just around the corner, the Chiefs are gunning for the AFC West title following the Chargers loss on Saturday night. They also have their sights set on the top seed in the conference. For Seattle, they are still hoping to secure a coveted wild-card spot, but they will need to take care of business against a hungry Chiefs’ squad.
This match-up is loaded with talent and playoff implications, and should make for some intriguing viewing while wrapping gifts and putting back a holiday beverage or two! We’ll help you fill your pockets with joy with an in-depth betting breakdown and selection for the Seahawks vs. Chiefs on Sunday night. Read on below the odds for our pick tonight.
Chiefs vs. Seahawks Betting Odds:
Kansas City Chiefs PK (-110)
@ Seattle Seahawks PK (-110)
Over 56 (-110)
Under 56 (-110)
Chiefs vs. Seahawks Pick:
The Chiefs are electric, but it is clear that they have missed Kareem Hunt in recent weeks. His ability to make something out of nothing is now lacking within Kansas City’s running game, and was also a viable threat at catching balls out of the backfield. Spencer Ware is also banged up, so look for the Chiefs to again turn to the relative unknown Damien Williams to move the ball on the ground vs. Seattle on Sunday night. That said, the Seahawks run defense has struggled of late, and their stop unit as a whole is quite weak. There will be openings for Patrick Mahomes.
Seattle enters this contest quite banged up despite the magnitude of this spot for them. They are quite depleted within their secondary. A win here would go a long way for their hopes to sneak in as an NFC wild-card team. They control their own fate, but it won’t be easy going against the probable league MVP in Mahomes and the Chiefs as they see an opening in the AFC with the Chargers’ loss on Saturday night.
On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs’ defense isn’t as pedestrian as it used to be. Some key pieces have returned to the fold and enhanced the performance of the unit immediately. Eric Berry is back and he’ll likely again play alongside Kendall Fuller in the Chiefs’ secondary. Together that duo should be able to blanket many within the Seahawks’ receiving crew, and make things difficult downfield for Russell Wilson. Kansas City also will make things very difficult on Wilson when he drops back. They possess an excellent pass rush and will rattle and pressure Wilson with regularity on Sunday evening. Dee Ford and Justin Houston can’t be stopped by anybody along Seattle’s offensive line.
Expect a tight, high-scoring game between these two talented groups. The Chiefs defense has improved the most, and gives them a slight edge. There are some concerns over their motivation entering this one, given the fact that they no longer need to keep pace with the Chargers following their lost last night vs. Baltimore. Even if Kansas City does lose on Sunday, they still do control their fate as they only need to win next week vs. Oakland to wrap up the top seed. Still, you have to think the Chiefs would rather take care of business a week early, and their skill and talent should win out over the more desperate Seahawks. Look for Mahomes to prevail in a tight contest.
PICK = Chiefs PK (-110)