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NFL Week 13: AFC West best bets

How should you bet on the Chiefs — and the rest of the AFC West — in Week 13?

AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday. How should you bet on that game — and the other AFC West matchups this weekend?

Chiefs game lines

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Chiefs -1.5 Over 53 -130
Bengals 1.5 Under 53 110

Ugh. I hate Bengals Week.

I hate the Bengals — especially considering that the Chiefs haven’t beaten them in in Cincinnati since September of 1984. But this time it’s a revenge game. Patrick Mahomes will not let the same thing that happened in January happen again.

The spread here makes sense; it’ll be a very tight game. The Over/Under makes sense, too. I expect the Over to hit because both of these offenses are elite. But it’s entirely possible that neither offense shows up because the defenses are prepared so well. This is a 2021 AFC Championship game rematch. Both teams want to win.

I badly want the Chiefs to win this game — but with both teams having something to prove, I can’t confidently say they will.

Chiefs (-1.5), Over 53, Chiefs Moneyline

Denver Broncos game lines

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Broncos 8.5 Over 38.5 300
Ravens -8.5 Under 38.5 -385

Are we still going to act like the Baltimore Ravens are good? The AFC North is essentially the Bengals’ to lose at this point. Baltimore struggled against the Carolina Panthers and lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Broncos are not guaranteed to lose. This Denver team is bottom of the barrel — but its defense is incredible. I would be surprised if this game reaches 29 points — let alone 39. And the Ravens are absolutely not winning by nine points — not with that offense.

Broncos (+8.5), Under 38.5, Ravens Moneyline

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders game lines

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Chargers -1.5 Over 50.5 -120
Raiders 1.5 Under 50.5 100

A battle for the ages!

The injured-to-hell Chargers are facing the better-than-their-record Raiders — but there’s a catch: running back Josh Jacobs may not play!

If Jacobs doesn’t suit up, the Raiders’ only weapon will be Davante Adams; their running game will be solely through Ameer Abdullah. Meanwhile, Los Angelese is slowly getting its weapons back. Realistically, the Chargers should win this game. But Las Vegas is getting better. Don’t count the Raiders completely out yet.

Chargers (-1.5), Under 50.5, Chargers Moneyline

The Kansas City-Cincinnati matchup will be incredibly important in how the AFC lays out. If the Chiefs win, they’ll still control their own destiny to land the No. 1 seed. But If they lose, the Bengals control their own destiny in the AFC North. Both teams want to win. The Chiefs need to win.

As always... bet responsibly.

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