Sunday Night Football Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday Night Football will feature a pair of AFC Playoff teams from a season ago. The 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs will host the 2-2 Indianapolis Colts in a game that has the potential to be a high-scoring affair. The retirement of Andrew Luck was a huge blow to the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason, but they still look like a playoff contender this season. Kansas City is looking to reach the Super Bowl this season after falling a game short a season ago. Kansas City is a -9.5 point favorite over the Colts in this game.

Mahomes Continues to Put Up Huge Numbers For Chiefs

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the MVP of the NFL a season ago, and he is looking like he doesn’t want to relinquish that crown anytime soon. Mahomes routinely throws for over 300 yards in a game, and isn’t afraid to take chances with the football. The Chiefs are still without their best playmaker, Tyreek Hill, but it hasn’t slowed them down on offense this season. Running back LeSean McCoy has had a little bit of a rebirth this season with the Chiefs, and they can score points in a variety of ways. Kansas City has scored at least 28 points in every game this season, and that should be enough to move to 5-0 on the season.

The Chiefs defense was supposed to be a much improved unit this season, but that hasn’t been the case to this point. Kansas City has given up over 24 points per game this season, and that is a bit of a concern for head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs have gotten some pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season, but they are also susceptible to giving up some big yards through the air.

Colts Will Need Their Defense to Lead Them

If the Indianapolis Colts are going to go into Kansas City and knock off the Chiefs then their defense will have to have a terrific game. The Colts were a great defensive team a season ago, but they have taken a small step backwards this season. Indianapolis has given up at least 30 points in two of their four games this season, and that won’t work against the explosive Chiefs team. The Colts do have some terrific pass rushers, and they will do all they can to get some pressure on Mahomes in this game.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was pressed into starting duty with the stunning retirement of Andrew Luck, and he has played well so far this season. Brissett doesn’t have the same deep ball as Luck could throw, but he does have the ability to beat teams with his legs. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was forced to miss the week four game, and his absence could be a huge blow to the Colts chances in this game. Look for the Colts to try and establish the run on Sunday night in an effort to keep the Chiefs offense on the sidelines.

Chiefs Win, Colts Keep it Close

The Kansas City Chiefs have not been as dominant in the last two weeks, but they have still found enough offense to survive. This will only be the second home game of the season for the Chiefs, and that will give them a huge boost as well. The Colts have been playing well without Andrew Luck, but they just have too many question marks to pull off this upset on Sunday night. Indianapolis has the defense to keep this one close, but their offense can’t score enough points to win.

Take the +9.5 points and bet the Colts in this game, but the Chiefs will pick up their fifth win. When you bet, take the Colts at our favorite pay per head site

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