Colts at Chiefs 1/12/19 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs
NFL: 4:35 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : KC -6 Total 56.5
The Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs will kick off on a Saturday afternoon, when the Indianapolis Colts travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs.
The sixth seeded Colts won four straight games to close out the regular season and are led by QB Andrew Luck (39 TDs). On Saturday, Indianapolis defeated AFC South Champion Houston by a 21-7 final score. Marlon Mack rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown for the Colts, who gained 422 yards of total offense on the afternoon.
Through sixteen regular season games, Indianapolis ranked seventh in the league in total offense and scored 27.1 points on average. Kansas City has plenty of holes on a defense that ranks second worst in yards allowed and surrenders 26.3 points per game.
The Kansas City Chiefs won a league best 12 games during the regular season and clinched home field advantage through the Super Bowl. Second year pro Patrick Mahomes will likely be the MVP of the league after throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns. Last time out, Kansas City finished the season strong with a 35-3 home victory versus Oakland. Mahomes threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs, who forced four turnovers on the day.
For the season, Kansas City ranks first in the league in total offense and tops in scoring at 35.3 points per game. Indianapolis counters with an improved defense that ranks 11th in yards allowed and gives up 21.5 points.
Recent Betting Trends:
Indianapolis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games.
Kansas City is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indianapolis's last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games.
Kansas City is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indianapolis.
Free Betting Pick: Indianapolis Colts +6
Indianapolis S Mike Mitchell suffered a calf strain during the Wild Card victory and is listed as questionable for this matchup. The Colts were extremely balanced on Saturday, rushing for 200 yards and throwing for an 222 yards. Indianapolis has belief that they can win in this spot and a QB talented enough to match scores with Kansas City. Take the Colts and the points. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Chiefs win but fall short ATS 30-27.