Indianapolis Colts versus Kansas City Chiefs NFL Pro Football Pick Prediction 12-23-2012

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The Indianapolis Colts will be out to clinch a playoff spot when they travel in week sixteen to face the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Kansas City is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The betting odds from this NFL game opened up with the road team Indianapolis Colts favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 41 ½ points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the road club as Indianapolis is now favored by -7 ½ points. The total has moved up a full point to 42 ½ points.

The Chiefs and Colts met last season with Kansas City posting the 28-24 road win as a +1 point underdog. The over under landed over 37 ½ points. NFL Trend: Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 ATS in their past two home games.

Indianapolis heads to Kansas City with a record of 9-5 on the year. They are 3-4 straight up on the road. One more win by Indianapolis or a loss by Pittsburgh in the final two games and the Colts clinch a playoff spot. A very strange profile for a 9-5 team as the club has scored 309 points this season while allowing 358 on defense. The Colts had their three game win streak snapped last week in a 29-17 road defeat at the Houston Texans as a +10 ½ point underdog. The Colts struggled in this road spot with 272 yards of offense while allowing the Texans 417 yards. On the year quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for 20 touchdowns and 18 picks with a completion percentage of 54%. Thirteen of Luck’s picks this season has come in their seven road games. The Colts are a lower third defense this season in most categories.

The Chiefs have long been playoff eliminated as they team enters play with a record of 2-12 on the year. They are 1-6 straight up at home. After a 27-21 home win against Carolina three weeks ago the Chiefs have lost two straight all coming on the road. Prior to the win against Carolina the team was competitive at home in a point spread covering 17-9 defeat to Denver. The Chiefs offense has been atrocious scoring nine or less points in three of their past four games. Last week they can’t score against a bad Raiders defense as they drop a 15-0 road decision last week as a +4 ½ point underdog. Kansas City gives up five Raiders field goals in the game. They do rank seventh in the NFL in running the football with 139 yards per game. The Chiefs are the worst scoring offense in the league with an average of 14 points scored per game. Quarterback Brady Quinn has completed 59% of his passes with two touchdowns and six picks.

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