Image for Mike Lukas Mike Lukas - October 14, 2022

Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction

Browns Vs Chiefs 2021 01 17
  • Browns beat up their biggest rivals in Pittsburgh during the Wild Card round, 48-37
  • Defending SB Champion Chiefs had a sweet week of rest thanks to a first round bye
  • The last time these two faced each other was in 2018, final score Chiefs 37, Browns 21

Browns vs Chiefs Odds

Take a look at the latest NFL odds and predictions!

Team Point Spread Odds
Cleveland Browns +10
BET NOW
-112
BET NOW
Kansas City Chiefs -10
BET NOW
-109
BET NOW

 

Odds from DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.

Browns vs Chiefs Predictions and Picks

Sure, Kansas City might come out on top here, but the way the Browns have been producing on offense, it does not seem likely that Mahomes and company will cover this broad spread, so take Cleveland and the points.

Pick:

Browns +10 (-112)

How to Watch Browns vs Chiefs

Browns vs Chiefs Information
What Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs
Where Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
When Sunday, January 17, 2021; 3:05 PM ET
How to watch CBS

The Cleveland Browns beat up their biggest rivals, the highly favored Pittsburgh Steelers, in the Wild Card round – final score 48-37 after the Browns scored an NFL record 28 points in the first quarter alone – and now quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb and former Chief Kareem Hunt should have the full squad together for this one, including HC Kevin Stefanski, an uphill battle in KC that his playoff hungry team can’t wait to have.

The defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs had a sweet week of rest thanks to the first-round bye they earned by posting a 14-2 record and winning the AFC West, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes and HC Andy Reid making it clear that they do not underestimate this lower-seeded Cleveland opponent, though the entire football world including the oddsmakers are thinking this one could get out of hand.

These two AFC rivals have played each other 26 prior times, with the Kansas City Chiefs winning 13 of those games and the Cleveland Browns winning 11 of the games, plus they have also tied twice.

If you are looking for the best NFL Promo codes and bonuses, we got you covered!

Can the Browns Defense Contain Mahomes and Hill?

The Browns have slowly improved against the pass, now ranked 7th in the league in that category after allowing opponents to throw for an average of 217 yards per game but will that be enough to take care of the powerhouse combo of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill.

Those two have combined for 87 catches this season for 1,276 yards and 15 touchdowns, and more importantly, Hill is averaging 9.5 yards per catch and with his speed, he can take it to the house, his longest reception this season being for 75 yards.

Cleveland’s secondary has suffered from season-ending injuries and COVID scares, but it looks like at least CB Denzel Ward will be healthy enough to suit up for this one, maybe the only pass protector on the Browns who can come even close to tracking Hill the ‘Cheetah’ down the field.

Can the Kansas City Chiefs Stop the Browns Rushing Attack?

The Chiefs are a bit shaky against the run this season, right now ranked 26th in that category after letting opponents gain 128 yards on the ground per game on average, but that will not be enough to take care of what the Browns bring to the table when it comes to rushing, a two-pronged attack co-starring a player once formerly a Chief.

That’s RB Kareem Hunt, who led the league in rushing his rookie season as a Chief, who now teams up with Nick Chubb out of Cleveland’s backfield, two dynamic runners who can also catch the ball and gain extra yards, an attack that is tough to game plan around.

The Chiefs will need a big game from linebackers Anthony Hitchens, Damien Wilson, and rookie Willie Gay Jr, who would be smart to tackle low and as a group on Sunday since the so-called ‘CHUNT’ is coming to town.


Editor’s Picks


Browns Key Player: (QB) Baker Mayfield

After having an impressive rookie season, Browns QB Baker Mayfield flopped during his sophomore run, when he looked constantly panicked and made unwise decisions as he tried his best to create a passing game despite a weak offensive line.

That has been fundamentally changed, and now the Browns field one of the better O-lines in the league right now, and Mayfield’s game has improved accordingly, with his newer footwork and bootleg move helping him throw more accurately, with just one interception in the entire second half of the regular season.

After smoking the Steelers in the Wild Card game, these Browns have proven they can win big games under pressure, so watch for the underdog Mayfield to carry that constant chip on his shoulder to KC and give these highly favored Chiefs a run for their postseason money.

Chiefs Key Player: (RB) Le’Veon Bell

Since running back Le’Veon Bell came to Kansas City from the Jets earlier in the regular season, he has become a decent part of Kansas City’s rushing attack, so far averaging 4 yards per carry and posting 2 touchdowns in nine games.

Time for Bell to step up, especially against this Cleveland team who is just 30th against the run, a team that Bell should have fond memories of attacking from back in the days when he was a success with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bell faces a future that could be a lot brighter with a big game on Sunday, and this could be the perfect team to make that happen against if he is given enough touches from HC Andy Reid.

Best Promo Codes and Bonuses for Browns vs Chiefs

Check out the best sportsbooks for betting on Browns vs Chiefs in your state:

Check out our  NFL Pick ’em Contest and get a chance to win $200!

$500 Free Bet 21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500
Wide range of betting options
Top notch customer service
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
Deposit Bonus Up to $1,000 21+ | T&Cs apply
Great payment and customer support
Access to fantasy sports with one account
$1000 RISK-FREE bet 21+ | Terms and conditions apply
Boosted parlays with enhanced odds
Impressive range of bets
$10 free bet every week
$500 Free Bet 21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500
Wide range of betting options
Top notch customer service
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
Deposit Bonus Up to $1,000 21+ | T&Cs apply
Great payment and customer support
Access to fantasy sports with one account

Latest NFL Articles

View More
Image for Mike Lukas

AUTHOR

Mike Lukas

1140 Articles

Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

More info on Mike Lukas
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks
18-plus
800 gambler black logo dmca logo gig media power affiliate ranking gig media igb best casino affiliate winner

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2022 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI).

WSN.com is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.