Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs 1/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs 1/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Cleveland Browns will face the Chiefs in their first playoff showdown in 20 years at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday January 17, 2021, 3:05 PM (EST). The Browns also won its recent match over the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in 17 years to a score of 48-37 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA last week. The team is 11-5 in the regular season but managed to upset the Steelers in the wild card game to land a berth in the Divisional Round.

The Browns spurted out to a 28-point lead in the first quarter over Pittsburgh and never looked to a 48-37 victory. Cleveland is a highly motivated team with QB Baker Mayfield connecting 21 of his 34 throws with 3 TDs. RB Nick Chubb dashed a long run for 20 yards on a TD for a total of 76 yards in 18 carries. WR Jarvis Landry grabbed 5 passes for 92 yards. The team has one of the best ground assaults in the League that made life easy for Mayfield. The Browns have an average of 148.4 yards per game (3rd in the NFL) where Mayfield completed 62.8% of his passes for 3,563 yards with 26 TDs against 8 intercepted throws.

  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 matches against the Chiefs.

  • The Browns are 1-4 SU in their last 5 meetings against Kansas City.

  • The team is 5-1 SU in its last 6 road outings.

Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs Predictions 1/17/2021

Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs rested their starters on Week 17, after securing the first round bye with a 14-2 recap of the season. The Los Angeles Chargers snapped the 10-game winning run of the Chiefs to a score of 38-21 at the Arrowhead Stadium last January 3, 2021. Kansas City had a few close quarter battles but actively defended their hard earned title of last season. The Las Vegas Raiders (8-1) and the Los Angeles Chargers (38-21) are the only teams that stained their season record.

In their last battle of the season with the Chargers, the Chiefs had the luxury of giving their starting key players a break that led to their loss. QB Chad Henne hit 23 of his 32 targets for 218 yards with 2 TD’s. RB Darwin Thompson made a long dash of 10 yards with a TD for a total of 45 yards on 14 carries. Thompson also led in the receiving area with 7 catches for 65 yards. The Chiefs average 415.8 yards at 29,6 ppg (6th in scoring offense in the League).

  • Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 home matches against Cleveland.

  • The Chiefs are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.

  • The team is 13-2 SU in its last 15 encounters at home.

Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs. The NFL pick is the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City is well rested and are prepared to make a run-defense for their Super Bowl title of last season. The Browns will be facing one of the best offenses of the League. The Browns will be scurrying to keep up with the solid defense they have to climb. The Chief will stop the Cleveland Run and keep them at bay on a double digit spread predicted to a score of 35-24.

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Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs 1/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NFL Starting Time:3:05 P.M. ET

Location:  Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021


NFL ODDS: Kansas City Chiefs -10.5


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