Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers: Preview and Pick

The last week of the regular season in the National Football League can only mean one thing, the playoffs are getting close. That makes every game important this week and that includes the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. This game is much more important to the home team. The Chiefs are already in the playoffs and after losing to the Indianapolis Colts pretty much know where they will be, but the Chargers need to win this game if they want to have any hopes of making the playoffs.

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers Preview

The NFL odds for this game opened with the home team as double digit favorites. This may seem like a bit of a surprise but the Chiefs have nothing to play for. The football betting public has not got on to this fact as over 72 percent of the wagers are coming in on the road team. This has caused a minor line shift as the betting line can now be found at (-9.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.

If the Chargers want to win they will need good play from their quarterback. Philip Rivers was 17-of-21 for 164 yards and a touchdown on throws 10 yards downfield or fewer. Rivers’ 81.0 completion percentage on short throws actually improved his league-leading 75.3 completion percentage on short throws through the first 15 weeks of the season. The Chargers will need to slow down a Chiefs offense that had played well over the last few weeks but they may be resting their key players with little to play for.

The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Chiefs have some negative wagering angles heading into this game. The Chiefs are 2-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Chargers are 6-2 against the spread (ATS) when playing a team with a winning record, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.