Steelers vs Chiefs Vegas Odds: Kansas City Taking Care of Business

  • Pittsburgh is the biggest underdog of all the teams that made the playoffs
  • Kansas City has already beaten Pittsburgh this season
  • The Steelers vs Chiefs game could be Big Ben’s last game

Ahead of the final week of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were given only a 6% chance to make the playoffs. However, a twist of fate brought them to their second straight postseason, where they’ll take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card playoffs.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Schedule

  • When: Sunday, January 16, 8:15 pm
  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
  • How to Watch: NBC

Steelers vs Chiefs Vegas Odds

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Will Luck Continue to Follow Big Ben & Co.?

Last weekend, the Steelers made a trip to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in what many believed was going to be the goodbye game of Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers quarterback is turning 38 in a few months’ time and there’s an ongoing rumor that he’s planning to retire at the end of the season.

The end of the season for the Steelers was supposed to happen last Sunday. Their chance of making the playoffs was just 6%, the reason being that their destiny wasn’t only in their hands.

Not only did they need to beat the Ravens, but they also needed to see the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the favored Indianapolis Colts. On top of everything, they also needed to see the Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders game not to finish in a tie.

Well, all those things happened and the Steelers are now in the playoffs! The question is how long can their postseason campaign last. According to Vegas odds, not much is the answer. Oddsmakers see the Steelers as the biggest underdogs of all the teams that have made it to the playoffs.

A “Mini Bye” for the Chiefs?

Even though they finished the season with the same record as the Tennessee Titans, the Chiefs are going to the postseason as the #2 AFC seed. What this means is that, unlike Tennessee, Kansas City will have to take part in the Wild Card playoffs.

They didn’t get a bye in the first round, but they did get to play the lowest-seeded team of all the teams that made the playoffs. That said, the Chiefs may think of this game as a dress rehearsal for the Divisional playoffs.  

Sure, the Chiefs have enough experience to know that they mustn’t risk anything on Sunday. Still, if they manage to make themselves a big lead in the early stages of the game, coach Andy Reid might decide to give some of his key men a rest.

NFL Wild Card Playoffs Prediction (Steelers vs Chiefs)

Online sportsbooks think of the Chiefs as 13-point favorites, hinting at an easy win for the home team. Sure, they are superior to the Steelers, but their main goal in the Wild Card game is not to demolish the opponent. Instead, they’d be more than satisfied with a modest win if that meant no injuries/fitness problems for their crucial players.

Expert Picks:

  • Kansas City Chiefs ML
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +12.5
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