Chargers Chiefs Odds – Monday, October 31st, 8:30 PM ET
The Chargers (4-2) let one slip away in a 27-21 loss on the road to the New York Jets, as they were up 21-10 at the half, but the Jets’ offense came alive and San Diego couldn’t slow them down. Philip Rivers was 16-of-32 for 179 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw a couple of picks NFL fans were left scratching their heads afterwards. The defense also gave the Jets four first downs due to penalties, and committing 13 penalties is an easy way to watch your lead down the drain. The Chargers also allowed the Jets to rush for 162 yards, and people are starting to ask the same questions that many have put forth for years; are the Chargers good or are they playing in a subpar division? They’ve beaten Minnesota, Kansas City, Miami and Denver, with losses against the Jets and New England, so that should be a hint.
The Chiefs (3-3) picked off Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer three times each in a 28-0 shutout in Oakland, running back two picks for scores in a game that got testy. Price per head players may have given the Chiefs an edge coming into this game because of the Raiders’ quarterback issues, but no one saw this coming, not even the most diehard Chiefs fan. Matt Cassel was poor, going 15-of-30 for 161 yards and a couple of picks, but he didn’t even have to be good on this day as the Chiefs ran for 139 yards and the defense did the rest.
Pay head odds have the Chargers as a 3.5-point favorite on the road in Kansas City, where they are 3-2 SU and 2-3 ATS in their last five trips to Arrowhead, with two games going over the posted total, along with a push. These two met on Monday Night Football last season, with the Chiefs coming away with a 21-14 win in the first week of the season, and they ended up going on to win the West. Injuries destroyed them in the first few games this season, but the Chiefs have been fortunate to play the likes of Minnesota, Indianapolis and the Raiders. San Diego won Week 3’s 20-17 clash at home, but the Chiefs were starting to come around in that game and only a late pick by Cassel stopped them. Kansas City isn’t as bad as they looked, and San Diego isn’t as good as you think. That leads to a Kansas City sports betting win.