Chiefs vs. Bills: NFL Betting Preview – January 23, 2022

Written By Staff on January 17, 2022

The Kansas City Chiefs square off against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round. The Bills (+105 on the moneyline to win) and the Chiefs (-2.5) take to the field on January 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM ET on CBS. Sportsbooks have set a point total of 54 points for the game.

In this article we will update you with the best odds available and surface what you need to know to place a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, weather conditions, and injury updates.

The betting trends in the article below use the latest odds as of January 23, 2022 at 6:12 PM ET. See below for a table with the latest odds for this outing and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Chiefs Vs. Bills Betting Odds

Chiefs Vs. Bills Player Props

Chiefs Vs. Bills Betting Angles

Chiefs Vs. Bills Weather

A high temperature of 37 degrees Fahrenheit, with scattered clouds and 4 mph winds, is the forecast for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday (as of 6:12 PM on January 23).

Chiefs Vs. Bills Injury Report

Kansas City Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Malik Herring DE Knee (acl) Out
Willie Gay LB Knee Out
Kyle Long G Leg Out

Buffalo Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Marquez Stevenson WR Head Out
Bryan Cox Jr. DE Achilles Out
Efe Obada DE Calf Out

Chiefs Offense Vs. Bills Defense

Chiefs Offense Stats (Rank) Bills Defense
28.2 (4) Points/Gm 17.0 (1)
0.42 (7) Points/Play 0.29 (1)
396.8 (3) Yards/Gm 272.8 (1)
290.4 (4) Pass Yards/Gm 179.2 (1)
115.0 (16) Rush Yards/Gm 109.8 (13)
5.9 (5) Yards/Play 4.6 (1)
7.3 (13) Yards/Pass 5.7 (1)
4.5 (7) Yards/Rush 4.2 (10)
52.2% (1) 3rd Down % 30.8% (1)
60.3% (14) Red Zone % 51.1% (6)
25 (23) Turnovers 30 (3)
28 (4) Sacks 41 (11)

Bills Offense Vs. Chiefs Defense

Bills Offense Stats (Rank) Chiefs Defense
28.4 (3) Points/Gm 21.4 (8)
0.42 (7) Points/Play 0.34 (9)
381.9 (5) Yards/Gm 368.9 (27)
261.8 (10) Pass Yards/Gm 263.6 (25)
129.9 (6) Rush Yards/Gm 117.6 (21)
5.7 (10) Yards/Play 5.9 (28)
6.8 (21) Yards/Pass 7.3 (24)
4.8 (5) Yards/Rush 4.8 (31)
46.4% (3) 3rd Down % 40.2% (18)
62.3% (7) Red Zone % 57.1% (16)
22 (13) Turnovers 29 (5)
27 (2) Sacks 31 (28)

When The Chiefs Have The Ball

  • The Chiefs are tops in the NFL in terms of third-down percentage (52.2%), but will be up against the toughest defense in the league in that category, owned by the Bills (30.8%).
  • Kansas City ranks 23rd in the league, committing 25 turnovers this season, while Buffalo is third with 30 turnovers forced.
  • The Chiefs’ offense averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt (13th in the NFL). The Bills’ defense gives up 5.7 yards per passing play (first in the league).
  • Kansas City is 14th in the NFL in red-zone percentage (60.3%), and will be facing Buffalo’s sixth-ranked red-zone defense (51.1%).

When The Bills Have The Ball

  • The Chiefs’ defense has racked up 31 sacks (fifth-fewest in the NFL). The Bills have allowed 27 sacks to rank second in the league.
  • Kansas City allows 4.8 yards per rushing attempt (31st in the NFL). Buffalo is fifth in rushing, averaging 4.8 per carry.
  • The Bills have one of the best offenses in the NFL in yards per game (No. 5 at 381.9 YPG), and will be up against the 27th-ranked Chiefs defense (368.9 ypg allowed).
  • Buffalo’s offense averages 5.7 yards per play (10th in the league). Kansas City’s defense allows 5.9 (28th).
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Chiefs Betting Trends And Insights

  • Kansas City is 8-9-0 ATS this season.
  • The Chiefs have an ATS record of 9-9 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season.
  • In Kansas City’s 17 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 10 times.
  • In 10 games this season, Kansas City and its opponents have scored more than 54 total points.
  • The Chiefs have won 12 of the 17 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (70.6%).

Bills Betting Trends And Insights

  • Buffalo has put together a 9-7-1 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Bills have covered the spread once when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • So far this season, eight out of Buffalo’s 17 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • Buffalo has combined with its opponents to score more than 54 points in eight of 18 games this season.
  • This season, the Bills have won two out of the three games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Chiefs Players To Watch

  • Patrick Mahomes II has thrown for 4,839 yards while completing 66.3% of his passes (436-for-658), with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions (284.6 yards per game). He’s also run the ball 66 times for 381 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Darrel Williams has put up a team-high 558 yards (32.8 per game) and scored six touchdowns. He also averages 26.6 receiving yards, reeling in 47 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns.
  • So far this season Clyde Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 517 yards (43.1 per game), with four touchdowns.
  • Tyreek Hill has grabbed 111 passes for a team-high 1,239 yards plus nine touchdowns. He averages 72.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Travis Kelce has chipped in with 92 receptions (on 134 targets) for 1,125 yards, scoring nine touchdowns.
  • Mecole Hardman has 693 receiving yards on 59 receptions (83 targets), with two touchdowns, averaging 40.8 yards per game.
  • This season Chris Jones leads the team with 9.0 sacks and has added 8.0 TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Nick Bolton has racked up 112 tackles and 11.0 TFL to lead the team in tackles so far.
  • Tyrann Mathieu has a team-high three interceptions and has tacked on 76 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and six passes defended 16 this season.

Bills Players To Watch

  • Josh Allen has thrown for 4,407 yards while completing 63.3% of his passes, with 36 touchdowns and 15 interceptions (259.2 yards per game). He’s also his team’s leading rusher, with 122 carries for 763 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Devin Singletary has picked up a team-high 870 rushing yards (51.2 per game) and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Stefon Diggs has hauled in 103 catches for 1,225 yards, best on his team, and 10 touchdowns. He averages 72.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Cole Beasley’s stat line this year shows 82 catches for 693 yards and one touchdown. He averages 40.8 receiving yards per game.
  • Emmanuel Sanders is averaging 36.8 receiving yards per game, racking up 42 receptions (72 targets) for 626 yards and four touchdowns.
  • This season Mario Addison leads the team with 7.0 sacks and has added 8.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
  • Over the current campaign, Tremaine Edmunds has collected 108 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and one interception and leads the team in tackles.
  • This season Micah Hyde leads the team with five interceptions and has added 74 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 10 passes defended.

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