Chiefs Chargers Betting Preview
Kansas City will be looking for its third straight upset of the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium when the two division rivals meet there this Sunday.
Kansas City is 2-0 SU and ATS in its last two home games against the Chargers. The UNDER is 6-2-1 in the last nine games of this series.
The Chiefs have also dominated the series with their AFC West rivals at home. They are 10-3-1 ATS in their past 14 at home to the Chargers. [ Get Twitter updates and injury news ]
Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Chargers listed as 3-point favorites at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 46 over at Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Chiefs and the No. 9-ranked Chargers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 27-13 result in favor of the Chargers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 22.7 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 17 PPG. The Chiefs aerial game is averaging 250 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 238.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 45 yards per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, ranks No. 5 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, San Diego was a 27-3 loser at home against the Falcons. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (30) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 27-24 winner on the road against the Saints. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jamaal Charles went over the 100-yard mark (233) in his team's latest effort as Kansas City defeated New Orleans by a score of 27-24 on Sunday.
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 6-4
Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 4-6
A few Chargers at Chiefs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
San Diego is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 14 games
Kansas City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against San Diego
San Diego at New Orleans, Sunday, October 7
Kansas City home to Baltimore, Sunday, October 7