Playoff berths will be on the line when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 PM ET from Heinz Field. Chiefs vs Steelers Betting Odds have Pitt -3 on the spread with 60% of NFL week 16 predictions on the home favorite. Pittsburgh (9-5 SU 7-7 ATS) is coming off a 27-20 win over high-powered Atlanta where the Steelers were -3 road favorites. Kansas City (8-6 SU 9-5 ATS) smoked the hapless Oakland Raiders 31-13 with quarterback Alex Smith going for 297 yards through the air. Our handicappers broke down this non-divisional AFC match-up with playoff stakes on the line. Chiefs vs Steelers Betting Odds have Kansas City as +125 underdogs to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $125) at BOVADA.LV
NFL Week 16 Predictions Analysis: Pittsburgh has All-Star talent at the skill positions with QB Ben Roethlisberger (2nd passing yards) RB LaVeon Bell (1st total yards from scrimmage) and Antonio Brown (1st receiving yards). The Chiefs rank 18th on defense and could find themselves playing in the Steelers wake early. The 245 Lb. bulldozer Bell could shred a K.C. run defense that ranks 30th in yards per carry. Game-managing Chiefs QB Alex Smith (18th yards passing) will need his banged up All-Pro RB Jamaal Charles (probable) to have a big game for K.C. to win. The electric Charles (4.40 40-speed) should have some room to run against a Steelers run defense that ranks 26th in yards per carry. Chiefs vs Steelers Betting Odds Over/Under is at 42.5 points
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Alex Smith has a nice security blanket in sure-handed TE Travis Kelce but not enough playmakers at the widout position to expose a Pittsburgh secondary that ranks 29th in defensive passer rating. It won’t be easy but Roethlisberger and his plethora of weapons will beat a Chiefs team that doesn’t have enough firepower to keep pace. Our expert handicappers are recommending a play on a Pittsburgh team that is tough to beat at home where they are 4-2 at Heinz Field.
ESPN2 News Picks: Pittsburgh -3 spread