Patriots at Chiefs 1/20/19 - AFC Championship NFL Picks & Predictions
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New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs
NFL: 6:40 PM EST
Jan. 20, 2019
Latest Odds : KC -3 Total 57
On Sunday January 20, the New England Patriots visit Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game with the winner moving on to Super Bowl LIII. New England defeated the Los Angles Chargers handily 41-28 in the AFC divisional playoff on Sunday. Sony Michel rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns to lead New England.
Kansas City easily defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday 31-13 in their divisional playoff to earn a spot in the AFC title game. Patrick Mahomes threw for 278 yards and rushed for one touchdown, while Damien Williams had 129 yards rushing and one touchdown and Tyreek Hill caught passes for 72 yards and rushed for one touchdown on a reverse play.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Sony Michel is the leading rusher with 931 yards and six touchdowns. The leading receiver is Julian Edelman with 850 yards and six touchdowns. Kyle Van Nay leads all tacklers with 92, while Trey Flowers is the sacks leader with 7.5.
Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 5.097 yards, 50 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for the Chiefs. The leading rusher for the Chiefs is Mahomes with 272 yards and two touchdowns, while Damien Williams has 258 yards and four touchdowns. Tyreek Hill leads all Kansas City receivers with 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. On defense, Anthony Hitchens leads the Chiefs in tackles with 136, while Dee Ford is the sacks leader with13.0.
Recent Betting Trends:
New England is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 playoff games
The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Patriots last 10
Kansas City is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Chiefs last 4 at home
Free Betting Pick: Kansas City Chiefs -3
Kansas City has covered the number in 5 of the last 7 versus New England. The Patriots defeated the Chiefs earlier this season 43-40 but Kansas City has matured since then and its offense will be too much for New England’s defense to stop with Patrick Mahomes, Damien Williams, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill proving to be too much for the Patriots to handle. The Chiefs defense will do just enough so Tom Brady and his Patriots teammates will see their season end Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Chiefs win and cover ATS 35-28.