Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Playoffs Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Jan 11, 2022

The Kansas City Chiefs are double-digit favorites (-12.5) in this season’s Wild Card Round of the AFC playoffs, where they will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game starts at 8:15 PM ET on January 16, 2022 from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The over/under is set at 46.5 in the contest.

Chiefs vs. Steelers Betting Line and Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Chiefs vs Steelers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Chiefs -12.5 -110 -110 46.5 -110 -110

Chiefs vs. Steelers Best Bets

Prediction for Chiefs vs Steelers
Spread Pick Total Pick Predicted Score
Chiefs (-12.5) Over (46.5) Chiefs 30, Steelers 16

Kansas City Chiefs Betting Tips

  • Kansas City is 8-9-0 against the spread this year.
  • This year, 10 of Kansas City’s 17 games have gone over the point total.
  • The Chiefs, on average, score 4.8 more points (28.2) than the Steelers allow (23.4).
  • When it meets or exceeds what Pittsburgh gives up this season (23.4 points per game), Kansas City is 8-3.
  • The Chiefs’ offense has averaged 396.8 yards per game this season, 35.7 more than the 361.1 the Steelers’ defense has allowed. The Chiefs earn 6.1 yards per play, while the Steelers allow 5.8.
  • In contests where the Kansas City offense has totaled over Pittsburgh’s average yard allowance this season (361.1) the Chiefs are 10-4.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Leaders

  • Patrick Mahomes II has compiled 4,839 yards (284.6 ypg) on 436-of-658 passing with 37 touchdowns compared to 13 interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 381 rushing yards (22.4 ypg) on 66 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Darrel Williams has carried the ball 144 times for a team-high 558 yards on the ground and has found the end zone six times as a runner. He’s also tacked on 47 catches for 452 yards (26.6 per game) and two touchdowns via the passing game.
  • Tyreek Hill’s 1,239 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 159 times and has totaled 111 receptions and nine touchdowns.
  • Chris Jones has collected nine sacks to pace the team, while also picking up eight TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Kansas City’s top-tackler, Nick Bolton, has 112 tackles and 11 TFL this year.
  • Tyrann Mathieu leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 76 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and six passes defended.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Season Stats

    Stat Average (Total) Rank
    Pass yards 290.4 (4937) 4
    Rush yards 115 (1955) 16
    Points scored 28.2 (480) 4
    Pass yards against 263.6 (4482) 25
    Rush yards against 117.6 (1999) 21
    Points allowed 21.4 (364) 10

    Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Tips

  • Pittsburgh is 8-9-0 against the spread this season.
  • Pittsburgh has played 17 games this season, and six of them have gone over the total.
  • The Steelers have put roughly the same amount of points on the board per game (20.2) as the Chiefs have allowed (21.4).
  • When it exceeds what Kansas City gives up this season (21.4 points per game), Pittsburgh is 5-2.
  • The Steelers’ offense has accumulated 53.5 less yards per game than the Chiefs’ defense has allowed this season (315.4 to 368.9). The Steelers earn 5 yards per play while the Chiefs allow 6.1 per play.
  • In contests where the Pittsburgh offense has totaled more than Kansas City’s average yard allowance this year (368.9), the Steelers are 2-1-1.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Leaders

  • Ben Roethlisberger has put up 3,740 passing yards, or 220 per game, so far this season. He has completed 64.5% of his passes and has tossed 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
  • Najee Harris has run the ball 307 times for 1,200 yards, with seven touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 74 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Diontae Johnson has registered 107 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 1,161 (68.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 169 times and has eight touchdowns.
  • T.J. Watt has racked up 22.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 21 TFL and 64 tackles.
  • Pittsburgh’s top-tackler, Minkah Fitzpatrick, has 124 tackles, one TFL, and two interceptions this year.
  • Ahkello Witherspoon has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 15 tackles, one TFL, and nine passes defended to his name.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Season Stats

    Stat Average (Total) Rank
    Pass yards 236.3 (4017) 15
    Rush yards 93.1 (1583) 29
    Points scored 20.2 (343) 21
    Pass yards against 233.9 (3977) 9
    Rush yards against 146.1 (2483) 32
    Points allowed 23.4 (398) 20

    Chiefs and Steelers Injuries

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