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NFL Playoff Patriots vs Chiefs Betting Lines: Can you Predict the Score?

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The New England Patriots are 5-point favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs. Since Bill Belichick became head coach in 2000, the Patriots hold a 13-3 record as 5+ favorites in the playoffs. The Patriots are 8-5 when they are less than a 5-point favorite.

The three losses came to the 2007 Giants in the Super Bowl (12.5-point favorites), 2010 Jets (9.5-point favorites), and the 2012 Ravens (7.5-point favorites).

Overall, the Belichick-led Patriots are 9-2 in the divisional round, with the two losses coming to the 2005 Broncos (in Denver), and the aforementioned 2010 Jets game at home. The Patriots offense has averaged 41 points over the past four divisional round games.

The Chiefs are 0-6 when 5+ point underdogs since Andy Reid became head coach in 2013, and were 2-3 as underdogs this season, with wins in the season opener against the Texans and against the imploding Peyton Manning and the Broncos in week 10.

Can you predict the score?