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Chargers in Rare Territory in Week 14

Chargers Rivers

Just how rough are things for the San Diego Chargers right now? The Bolts, who travel to Kansas City for a date with the Chiefs in Week 14, opened as 10-point underdogs for the tilt—just the third time since 2004 they’ve been tabbed as double-digit dogs. San Diego covered the spread on both of those occasions (Oct. 18, 2015 at Green Bay and Dec. 12, 2013 at Denver).

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in three of the Chiefs' last four games as favorites.
  • The Chargers are 5-1 SU in their last six games against the Chiefs in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Chargers' last eight games as underdogs.

As bad as the Chargers have been, it’s been a much different story for K.C. The Chiefs have won six straight games after starting the season 1-5, becoming a sizzling bet during that span in the form of six covers in a row.

San Diego doesn’t have the best track record versus the Chiefs, as Philip Rivers and company have gone 0-4 ATS in their last four meetings with Kansas City.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Kansas City Chiefs in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 46.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 33-13 result in favor of the Chiefs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City battles the San Diego Chargers, currently with a 3-9 mark (4-8 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 7-4-1 for the Chiefs and 5-7 for the Chargers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs San Diego injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated San Diego Chargers taking on the No. 6-rated Kansas City Chiefs in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kansas City Chiefs No. 5-ranked offense (26.75 PPG) against a San Diego Chargers defense that ranks No. 29 at 27 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 220.25 yards per game, less than the Chargers give up through the air (246 YPG on average).

Defensively, the San Diego Chargers feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 129 yards per game. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chargers suffered a Week 13 loss against Denver in their last game, falling 17-3 at Qualcomm Stadium.

Last time out, Kansas City got 2 scoring strikes from Alex D. Smith in a 34-20 win over Oakland.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games
  • San Diego is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Kansas City is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to Miami, Sunday, December 20th
Kansas City at Baltimore, Sunday, December 20th