Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)
December 4, 2022 4:25 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +2.5 / Kansas City Chiefs -2.5; Over/Under: +51
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The Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals meet in a week 13 NFL matchup from Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Chiefs will try to build on their current five-game win streak after a 26-10 win over the Rams in their last outing. Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 3,585 yards, 29 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 66.1% passing while Isiah Pacheco has a team-high 455 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Travis Kelce leads KC’s receiving group with 73 grabs for 912 receiving yards and 12 TDs while JuJu Smith-Schuster has 653 receiving yards as well. Marquez Valdes-Scantling also has 515 receiving yards and four more Chiefs each have 200+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Nick Bolton has a team-high106 total tackles with a pair of sacks while Chris Jones has a team-high 10 sacks this season.
The Cincinnati Bengals will try to build on their current three-game win streak after a 20-16 win over Tennessee in their last game. Joe Burrow has thrown for 3,160 yards, 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 68.2% passing while Joe Mixon leads the Bengals with 605 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns so far this year. Tee Higgins has 57 grabs for 826 receiving yards with 4 TDs while Ja’Marr Chase has 47 grabs for 606 yards and 6 TDs and Tyler Boyd has 595 receiving yards and 4 scores as well on the year. On defense, Germaine Pratt has a team-high 74 total tackles while Trey Hendrickson has a team-high 6 sacks this season.
Kansas City is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 road games. Cincinnati is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games following an ATS win while the under is 9-1-1 in their last 11 games against the AFC.
Maybe it’s the square play in this game, but I don’t care, I’m taking the over. The Chiefs offense has been humming right along as per usual while the Bengals are likely getting the addition of Ja’Marr Chase back into the lineup at just the right time. I could easily see another one of those 30-27 kind of games here in a potential playoff preview so give me the over here.