Chargers vs Chiefs Betting Preview
The San Diego Chargers will be looking for their fifth straight home win over the Kansas City Chiefs when the Chiefs visit Qualcomm Stadium this Thursday night.
San Diego is 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS in its last eight home games against the Chiefs.
The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five games between these two teams and in 11 of San Diego's last 15 games at home.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Chiefs in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 44 at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Chargers and the No. 19-ranked Chiefs, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 24-10 result in favor of the Chargers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 22 PPG, against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 29 this week at 29.9 PPG. The Chargers aerial game is averaging 217.4 yards per game, less than the Chiefs secondary allows through the air, 222.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Chiefs feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 143 yards per game. San Diego, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.
The Chiefs were a 26-16 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Raiders. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (42) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Chiefs suffered a Week 8 loss against Oakland in their last game, falling 26-16 at Arrowhead Stadium.
In their last action, San Diego was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Browns. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (13) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Chargers suffered a Week 8 loss against Cleveland in their last game, falling 7-6 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 3-7
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 6-4
A few Chiefs at Chargers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 18 games
Kansas City is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
San Diego is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, Monday, November 12
San Diego at Tampa Bay, Sunday, November 11