Seahawks vs Chiefs predictions: NFL picks, odds and betting offers

Our NFL Betting Editor offers the best predictions and betting picks for the Christmas Eve game between the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs which is scheduled to air at 1 p.m. ET Saturday on PKB.

The Chiefs are tied with the Buffalo Bills for the AFC’s best record, but Buffalo holds the tiebreaker by winning at Kansas City earlier this season. Seattle is outside of the NFC playoff race, but an upset against the Chiefs would give its playoff chances a major boost.

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Seahawks vs. Chiefs predictions and analysis

Seattle has lost four of its last five games and another setback is going to be a blow. Expect the Seahawks to put up a fight, but there’s something about the expected freezing cold in Kansas City that makes the Chiefs look like they’ll earn their eighth win in their last nine games.

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Kansas City have already finished AFC West for the seventh consecutive season but are still determined to compete to the end as they would like to gain home-court advantage for the playoffs. A win over the Seahawks would give the Chiefs at least 12 wins over the five seasons with Patrick Mahomes as the starting quarterback.

Mahomes needs 504 yards to reach 5,000 for the second time in his career and stands five TD passes away from reaching 40 for the second time. He leads the league in both categories (4,496 yards, 35 TDs) and his solid play fuels an offense that leads the NFL in both scoring (29.6 points per game) and total offense (429.4 yards per game). match).

Tight end Travis Kelce is having another monster season with 91 receptions for 1,144 yards and 12 touchdowns. Kansas walks away with consecutive 30-point outings after failing to reach the mark in four of the previous five games.

Especially at less than full strength, Seattle can’t match the firepower of the Chiefs.

Seahawks pick vs. Chiefs: Chiefs cover -10 @ -110 via Caesars Sportsbook

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Over 49 total points scored

Everyone thought the Seahawks had drastically reduced their roster when they traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and Geno Smith eventually won the job to replace him. It’s funny how Seattle has the best quarterback here in December after Wilson was a monumental flop in Mile High City.

Smith leads the NFL with a 71.4 completion percentage and has 26 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. His touchdowns are a career high, as is his 3,671 yards, as he shone in grim Seattle in his first full-time starting dose since 2014. His passer rating of 105.3 is second in the NFL, just ahead of Mahomes (105.0).

Seattle’s offensive line will need to keep Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (11 sacks) from doing damage while Smith looks to team up with standout receiver DK Metcalf (79 catches, 924 yards). Rookie running back Kenneth Walker took advantage of Rashaad Penny’s broken ankle to rack up 696 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. But he also suffers from an ankle injury and substitute DeeJay Dallas suffers from his own ankle problem.

Although the Seahawks fell, they won three straight road games. The streak is coming to an end, but the total looks like a solid overshot.

Seahawks pick vs. Chiefs: Over 49 points overall @ -110 via Caesars Sportsbook

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The Chiefs will score a field goal on the first drive

The Chiefs have started slow in recent games and haven’t scored a first-quarter touchdown since Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams when they rushed for 90 yards in nine plays. This trend is something to watch in the cold environment against the Seahawks.

Last week against the Houston Texans, Kansas City bet on its first two possessions. The previous week, the Chiefs had scored field goals in their first two practices against the Broncos and Kansas City had a field goal and a punt in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mahomes likes to be aggressive to start games, but right now his opponents have kept him and his friends off balance early in games. We don’t see the Chiefs reach the end zone on Drive 1, we see it end with a Harrison Butker field goal.

Seahawks pick vs. Chiefs: Chiefs to score field goal in first practice @ +410 via Caesars Sportsbook

Seahawks vs. Chiefs odds

Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook. Correct at time of publication and subject to change.

Total points 49 Team propagated Moneyline
More than -110 sea ​​hawks (+10) -110 +360
Less than -110 Chiefs (-10) -110 -480

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