3 Best Prop Bets for Browns vs Chiefs AFC Playoff Game
The Cleveland Browns (12-5) shoot for a second straight upset when they take on the top seed Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC divisional round on Sunday, Jan. 17. The Chiefs are currently a 10-point favorite over the Browns, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL playoff odds. Kickoff is at 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS and most bettors are betting Over 57 points to be scored.
If you're looking to get a little more creative with your wagering this weekend, there are a ton of NFL prop bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook. Here are three of the best prop bets for this Browns-Chiefs contest.
Browns vs Chiefs Prop Bets
1. Kareem Hunt - Score a Touchdown: Yes, +165
Browns RB Kareem Hunt can't wait to face his former team and score against the Chiefs. Hunt had 11 total touchdowns this season and is the preferred receiver out of the backfield. He scored 2 rushing touchdowns in last week's 48-37 Wild Card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and paydirt looks positive again at a plus price. "He a beast and runs with an attitude and a determined mindset that he’s going to find a way to make it across that line,” said Chiefs offensive coordinator and Hunt's former running backs coach Eric Bienemy.
2. Kareem Hunt - Receiving Yards: Over 15.5
The Browns have played in some shootouts this season, and all signs point to this contest having at least 60 points scored. Last week, Hunt had just 1 reception for 13 yards as the Browns built a 28-0 early lead on their way to a 48-37 win. In three other shootouts since late October, Hunt had 24, 26 and 77 receiving yards. The Browns could also try to motion Hunt out in empty sets looking for a matchup advantage. Hunt looks likely to get at least a few catches to reach this total.
3. Patrick Mahomes - Passing Yards: Over 320.5
The Browns have the worst defense of the remaining eight playoff teams, and rank No. 25 in Football Outsiders Pass DVOA. The Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes led the league with 303 passing yards per game. An extra week of preparation and film could make them mostly unstoppable against a Browns bunch that couldn't slow Big Ben last week. Roethlisberger passed for 501 yards playing from way behind. But it's the Week 17 game against Steelers' backup QB Mason Rudolph that is concerning as the Browns were playing for a playoff spot and allowed 315 passing yards and 8 yards per pass attempt. How are the Browns going to slow Mahomes and the Chiefs? Injury to Mahomes is the best chance, which is the risk when betting over.
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