Football gambling fans are starting to think that this is the year that the San Diego Chargers dug too deep of a hole to escape from with the football betting odds.
The AFC West Division leading Kansas City Chiefs will try and kill off the San Diego Chargers in a key rivalry showdown. The Chiefs lead the Chargers by 2 games in the division race. CBS will telecast the matchup with a start time of 4:20 PM ET.
Sports Gambling opened with San Diego as a 7 point home favorite and with a total of 46.5. Kansas City won the season opener over San Diego 21-14 and would hold a significant tie breaker advantage with a win in this game as well.
San Diego has a NFL gambling record of 6-6 both straight up and against the spread with a 6-5-1 over mark on totals. The Chargers were stunned at home by the Oakland Raiders last week 28-13 as their 4 game winning streak was snapped.
The Chargers had a typically slow start to the season with a 2-5 record and seemed to be making one of their patented runs for the AFC West title but last week’s loss may prove to be costly.
Special teams continue to harm the Chargers who are otherwise one of the top teams in football as they rank 1st in total defense and 2nd for total offense. Philip Rivers has passed for 3642 yards.
Kansas City has a betting on NFL football record of 8-4 straight up and 7-5 against the spread with an even 6-6 split on totals. The Chiefs have won 3 in a row and are coming off a 10-6 home win over Denver. Jamaal Charles has 1137 yards rushing to lead the NFL’s top ranked ground attack and the defense ranks 9th in points allowed.
Handicappers should expect a top effort from the Chargers as they are as good as eliminated from the football gambling post season with a loss.
The Chiefs have demonstrated great consistency and resiliency however and must be taken seriously with their outstanding fundamentals of a top shelf running game and vastly improved defense that can keep them in any game.
The pressure will be immense in this one, especially for the Chargers.