Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) at Chicago Bears (7-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm (Soldier Field)
The Line: Chicago Bears +6 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears meet in NFL action from Soldier Field on Sunday.
Kansas City enters this one at 10-4 overall. Kansas City has won their last four straight games, taking out the Chargers 24-17, the Raiders 40-9, the Patriots 23-16 and the Broncos 23-3.
In the win over the Broncos, Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes posted 340 yards with two TDs and one INT, and Darwin Thompson posted 38 yards rushing. Travis Kelce led the receivers on 142 yards from 11 grabs there.
Over on the Bears’ side, they’re 7-7 so far. Chicago had a three-game win streak going versus the Giants 19-14, the Lions 24-20 and the Cowboys 31-24 but lost their last game to the Packers 21-13.
In the loss to the Packers, Chicago QB Mitch Trubisky put up 334 yards with one TD and two INTs, and David Montgomery rushed for 39 yards. Allen Robinson was the lead receiver with his 125 yards from seven catches.
The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four in December. Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in their last five on grass and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last six in December and 4-1 ATS in their last five in Week 16. Chicago is 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 overall.
Kansas City has had a few bumps along the road this year; overall they’re doing pretty well though. The Chiefs have experienced some close calls over their last seven games or so but with the offense providing some solid cushion, so things have usually worked out for the better.
This could have been a Super Bowl preview—a lot of people picked the Bears out of the NFC in the preseason—but with Chicago missing the playoffs the intrigue has taken a major hit here. In any case, I’m just going to stick with the Chiefs.