NFL Odds: Week 14 Betting
Coming off an upset loss to Oakland on NFL odds, the Chargers face a must-win game this weekend when they host the division-rival Chiefs.
The Chargers have been their own worst enemy this season, and they may have killed their playoff chances last week with a 28-13 loss to the Raiders as a 13-point favorite. [ Chiefs Chargers matchup stats ]
San Diego scored as many points as they were favored by thanks to a mediocre day from Philip Rivers (280 yards, a touchdown, and an interception) and a non-existent running game that included Mike Tolbert rushing for just 16 yards on seven carries.
The Chargers' loss last week, coupled with Kansas City's 10-6 win over Denver as an 8-point favorite, has given the Chiefs a two-game lead in the division - and they might need it with Matt Cassel's status uncertain. Cassel is unlikely to play this weekend after undergoing an appendectomy earlier in the week.
The Chiefs already took care of San Diego once this season with a 21-14 win in Week 1 as a 4-point home underdog. Despite that loss, and despite their dismal play last week, the Chargers are still a 7-point home favorite at Sportsbook.ag this weekend. The Chargers are 5-1 SU in their last six versus the Chiefs, but only 3-3 ATS.
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Also on tap this weekend is a possible Super Bowl preview as division leaders meet up when New England takes on Chicago.
The Patriots are rolling right now, coming off a 45-3 rout of the Jets as a 4-point favorite. Tom Brady torched the Jets for 326 yards and four touchdowns and in his last four games, all Patriots wins, Brady has thrown 13 touchdown strikes and zero interceptions.
Chicago posted its fifth straight win last week, getting past Detroit 24-20 as a 5.5-point favorite. The Bears' defense should get a stout test against the Patriots, as they enter the weekend as the No. 3 defensive unit in the league.
New England has owned the Bears in recent years with a 5-1 record SU in their last six matchups. New England is a 3-point road favorite on the NFL odds at Bovada this weekend, but they're only 3-3 ATS in their last six against Chicago. [ Check out the coolest NFL player props in every game, great for fantasy football gurus looking for some easy cash - Bovada. ]
While the Bears and Patriots both appear headed to the postseason even if they don't hold onto their division leads, the same can't be said for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags head into this weekend's matchup with Oakland clinging to a half-game lead over the Colts in the AFC South, and whoever finishes second in the division will likely miss the playoffs.
Both the Jaguars and the Raiders won last week as road underdogs. Jacksonville upset Tennessee 17-6 as a 3-point road underdog, while Oakland shocked San Diego. The Jaguars and Raiders both dominated with their running games in last week's wins, as Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 186 yards for Jacksonville, and Darren McFadden and Michael Bush combined for 192 yards and two touchdowns for Oakland.
Jacksonville is a 4-point home favorite at Bovada this weekend, and so far this season they are 4-2 ATS at home. The Jags have also won three in a row both SU and ATS against Oakland, all as the favorite.