Kansas City pulled off a Pick 6 against the Raiders last week, with a half dozen interceptions in their 28-0 whitewashing of Oakland.
This week they face a more polished passer in Philip Rivers as the Chiefs try to beat the Monday Night Football odds and upset the San Diego Chargers.
The line has remained static all week, although the Monday Night Football odds sometimes jump early Monday after the Sunday action goes down. Check for the best underdog lines on the hometown Chiefs (+3.5 as of Monday morning).
Bettors looking to side with the Chiefs in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs , while the total sits at 44. [ Free Monday Night Bet - check the details at TopBet ]
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Chiefs sit at No. 30 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Chargers are at No. 11 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Chargers could win this game 23-15.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 17.5 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 22.7 PPG. The Chiefs aerial game is averaging 173.7 yards per game, less than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 175.7 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 139.3 yards per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.
San Diego was a 27-21 loser in its last match on the road against the Jets. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 48 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Chargers suffered a Week 7 loss against New York in their last game, falling 27-21 at MetLife Stadium.
The Chiefs were a 28-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raiders. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (28) made winners of UNDER bettors.
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the division are 7-3
Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 4-6
A few Chargers at Chiefs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
San Diego is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
San Diego is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games
San Diego home to Green Bay, Sunday, November 6
Kansas City home to Miami, Sunday, November 6