The Broncos vs. Chiefs on Thursday Night Football feature a number of betting props and picks to consider.
TNF Week 6 Broncos vs. Chiefs props, picks, predictions
Denver Broncos +10.5 (-110 or better)
The degree of Denver’s futility is unmistakable, and they appear ripe for a humiliating beatdown. And the Chiefs are certainly a team capable of delivering such a performance. Keep in mind that division matchups can often be more tightly contested than anticipated. To that point, Denver remained within 10.5-points in three of the last four meetings in this series.
Total Under 47.5 (-110 or better)
The Under may not be a popular position when the Chiefs are in play, but we’re looking that way nonetheless. Denver is struggling mightily defensively, another reason bettors may be loath to side with the Under. However, it’s a short week and star tight end Travis Kelce will play at far less than 100 percent if he suits up at all.
Isiah Pacheco Anytime TD (-128 or better)
Pacheco is averaging a tick over 16 touches per contest and is tied for the team lead with three touchdowns. The expected game script suggests the Chiefs will be in position to milk the clock down the stretch, providing Pacheco more touches and – at least theoretically – more opportunities to punch in the rock for six.
Patrick Mahomes Under 2.5 TD Passes (-169 or better)
Mahomes stayed below 2.5 touchdowns in eight of his 11 matchups against Denver. This version of the Broncos appears much less capable defensively, but we’re still talking about a meeting of division foes. Furthermore, the diminished status – or absence altogether – of Kelce will make it that much more difficult for Mahomes to deliver one of his patented performances.
Rashee Rice Over 30.5 Receiving Yards (-127 or better)
Rice’s snaps and targets are trending upward and he’s reached at least 31 receiving yards in his last three contests. Even if Kelce is active, it’s reasonable anticipate him being deployed as a decoy. Rice’s 24 targets are second on the team, and Thursday night may mark an opportunity for him to establish himself as a reliable piece in the offense.