Sunday Night Football Betting Preview

Chiefs at Packers

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The Green Bay Packers welcome the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs to Lambeau Field for the Week 13 Sunday Night Football matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on Dec. 3 with NBC on the broadcast. The Chiefs are 6.5-point favorites with an implied game total of 42 points. 

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Kansas City Chiefs () at Green Bay Packers () – 8:20 p.m. ET

After a rough start offensively, the Packers have found some traction with Jordan Love playing well in consecutive wins. Love is averaging 276.8 passing YPG with a 103.1 rating while leading Green Bay during a 3-1 stretch. 

The Packers defense has been opportunistic during that span, but has also been vulnerable with Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and run-stopping linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (neck) missing time. Aaron Jones suffered an MCL sprain in Week 11, and A.J. Dillon is dealing with a groin injury. 

The Chiefs offense struggled in the second half in four straight games before erupting for 31 points over the final three quarters in a win at the Raiders last week. Patrick Mahomes is once again in the MVP race despite his receivers struggling with drops while Travis Kelce has routinely drawn double teams. Kadarius Toney (ankle) and Jerick McKinnon (groin) were inactive in Week 11 and are questionable to return this Sunday. 

Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is calling a great defense, with the Chiefs’ talented players allowing the third-fewest points (16.5) and fourth-fewest yards (290) per game this season. 

Here are the betting trends of note for the Chiefs and Packers from recent seasons: 

  • The Chiefs are 7-2-1 ATS in non-conference games since 2022 
  • The Chiefs are 23-5 straight up as favorites since 2022 
  • The Chiefs are 2-1 ATS with a rest disadvantage since 2022
  • Chiefs games are 8-3 to the under this season
  • The Packers are 2-1 ATS as home underdogs this season
  • The Packers are 1-3 ATS with a rest advantage this season
  • Packers non-conference games are 6-3 to the under since 2022 

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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers game matchup

Kansas City’s defense has been vulnerable against strong rushing attacks, but the Chiefs cornerback duo of Trent McDuffie and L’Jarius Sneed are playing as well as any defensive backs in football. Combine their lockdown coverage with a defensive front that ranks third in sack rate (9.66%), and you have a defense that is tough to beat. 

Unlike in recent seasons, the Chiefs rank 22nd in turnover margin (-0.5) with the offense averaging 1.7 giveaways per game. Mahomes is getting sacked at the lowest rate (3.25%) of any quarterback and the Chiefs average the seventh-most passing yards per game (258.5) this season. 

Green Bay is rushing on 37.2% of plays at home this season, the sixth-lowest mark in the NFL. The Packers have done a good job protecting Love with the seventh-lowest sack rate (5.6%) and the seventh-highest conversion rate (43.6%) on third downs. 

The Packers defense allows the sixth-fewest points per play and holds opponents to the eighth-lowest TD conversion rate (48.7%) on red zone possessions. 

The Packers are averaging more points per game (23.3) on the road than they are at home (18.2), but they’re 3-2 with their defense holding opponents to 19.6 points per game at Lambeau.

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How to watch Sunday Night Football

NBC will air all Sunday Night Football games. The Week 18 TV spot on Jan. 7, 2024, will remain open until much later in the season, as potential playoff battles will factor into the league’s flexible scheduling decisions.

Games are also streamed all season on NBC’s website and the NBCSports mobile apps. Most packages on streaming services such as fuboTV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue and Sling TV include NBC.

SNF betting tips

How to bet Sunday Night Football like a sharp

The hype and hoopla circulating Sunday Night Football can distract casual bettors. Analysts, reporters and local news crews have a full week to pump out every different angle to the game and dig for stories. Players can add to the mirage on social media whether by talking up their own team or taking too many shots at the opposition.

Learn to separate the hype from fact and don’t fall victim to live-betting out of boredom if the game ends up being a dud. Look at the lines early in the week to assess the odds before the public money starts pouring in and either bet on the numbers set by the books or sit and wait to see if the line shifts in your favor. Reassess later in the week and bet against the public if the line shifts too heavily based on nothing more than favoritism.

The standalone nature of the game also draws in more bets. The entire nation is focused on one single game, which, more often than not, is no bigger than the dozen or so games that preceded it that week. Never bet just to add to the excitement (or create excitement around a lackluster matchup) if wanting long-term success. Wait to see if the favorite falls behind early and then is given a high number as a sudden in-game underdog. Carefully browse through lines on prop bets, looking at different sportsbooks and pick the best value. Shop around and pick on a book that seems out of touch with the others. Don’t scoff at an easier play on the point spread in search of a big payday with a heavy underdog winning outright.

Sunday Night Football edges

Primetime games often see home teams too heavily favored. Do the research, keep up to date with injury news and look at the matchup in a vacuum to see if the odds check out. Don’t look too much at individual players returning to their hometown, being reported as having “extra motivation” or who may be close to statistical milestones. Few wide receivers, for example, can seriously impact a game on their own, especially when facing a top corner who’s fully aware of their motivation in the one-on-one matchup.

Look for teams and especially head coaches who thrive under the spotlight and more importantly the additional preparation time. The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys receive more primetime slots than the average team. This experience provides an edge in certain matchups against teams who may be overwhelmed from added media attention and interview requests.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Sunday Night Football start?

Sunday Night Football kicks off every week from Sept. 10 through Jan. 7 at 8:20 p.m. Eastern. The ‘Football Night in America’ pregame show begins at 7 p.m. Eastern. NBC first started airing SNF for the 2006 season, taking over from ESPN.

How to stream Sunday Night Football?

Never miss a SNF game when you’re on the go with the NBCSports mobile apps. Cord-cutters can also use streaming services such as Hulu which includes NBC in most of its packages.

Who are the SNF announcers?

Booth announcers Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (color commentary) provide the broadcast each week. Field reporter Melissa Stark and rules expert Terry McAulay join in. Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Mike Florio and Matthew Berry make up the pregame show.

Who was the original Sunday Night Football broadcast crew?

Cris Collinsworth replaced legendary former head coach John Madden as the color commentator beside Michaels in 2009.

Who sings the Sunday Night Football theme song?

Country music star Carrie Underwood has been singing the SNF theme since 2013. She replaced fellow country star Faith Hill, who took over from pop star Pink after just one season in 2007. The current song is titled “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.” Previous versions were “Game On” and “Oh, Sunday Night.”