2022 NFL divisional round predictions: Bills vs Chiefs Picks
The upcoming NFL playoff schedule features several great teams fighting for the right to go to the Super Bowl. But when the divisional round schedule was announced, all eyes were on the Sunday night game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. With all due respect to the other teams, this is the one game to watch. The 2022 NFL divisional round predictions start with the game in Kansas City.
Bills vs Chiefs Odds
The sportsbooks opened the Chiefs as (-2.5) point favorites in this game. Although both teams are off impressive victories, the oddsmakers have to be careful. The early money is clearly on Buffalo. The sportsbooks are showing that over 60 percent of the early money is on the Bills. This is because the public believes the win over the Patriots is more impressive than the Chief’s win over Pittsburgh. And Buffalo beat Kansas City in the regular season and the fans remember that. This may seem like the value is on Buffalo, but if you want to bet on the Chiefs, the time to bet is now!
Battle of the QB’s
This game will get plenty of hype and it should. Two of the best quarterbacks in the league will take the field when Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes meet on Sunday night. Both young guns looked impressive in the Wild Card round.
In the win against Pittsburgh, Mahomes delivered with five touchdown passes in 10:31 of game time. The Chiefs toyed with Pittsburgh getting everyone involved and showing the league just how deep and talented this offense is. The Bills were just as good if not better.
Josh Allen had plenty of time in the pocket as the offensive line provided solid protection all night long. According to NFL.com, that led to a record-setting night. The result is that Allen became the third player in NFL history with five-plus passing touchdowns, zero interceptions, and fewer than five incompletions in a single playoff game. In the regular-season game against the Chiefs, Allen passed for over 300 yards and no interceptions. However, this is a different Chiefs defense.
2022 NFL divisional round predictions
The NFL playoff lines are sharp and they will move with the latest news during the week, but now is the time to bet on this game. The Chiefs have one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL as evident by the 5-0 ATS record in the last five home games. However, the Bills have won at Arrowhead so don’t look for this team to be intimidated. But don’t expect Mahomes to give up the ball three times as he did in the first meeting.
Bills vs Chiefs Picks
Despite the earlier win, the Bills are just 2-5 ATS in the last seven games against the Chiefs. The Chiefs are also 5-2 ATS as a playoff favorite and 7-2 ATS in the last nine games overall. The Chiefs are very familiar with going this deep in the playoffs and the end result will be a home win for the Chiefs as they advance to the AFC Championship game.