|2013 NFL Week 17 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Chiefs vs. Chargers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 27 December 2013 13:00|
Chiefs vs. Chargers Odds
Kansas City is 11-4 on the season, 6-1 on the road and 8-7 against the spread. San Diego is 8-7 overall, 4-3 at home and 9-5-1 against the spread. San Diego has won three straight over Kansas City, including a 41-38 win at KC on Nov. 24.
Trends show that Kansas City is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 trips to San Diego. The Chiefs are also 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games while San Diego is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Diego is the favorite at home, as the Chargers have odds of -9.5 points against the Chiefs. The over/under total for the game has been set at 45 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had San Diego favored by 11.5 points. The spread slowly worked its way down to 9.5 points. The over/under total for the game hasn’t changed since opening at 45 points.
San Diego is coming off a 26-13 win over the Raiders. The Chargers have won three straight to get back into the playoff hunt. San Diego can clinch the final Wild Card spot with a win and a loss from Miami and Baltimore on Sunday. San Diego is averaging 392.5 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is giving up 368.8 yards per game. Philip Rivers has thrown for 4,249 yards and 29 touchdowns to lead the offense while Ryan Mathews has added 1,111 rushing yards and six scores. The San Diego defense is being led by Eric Weddle, who has 101 tackles with two interceptions and 10 pass deflections.
Kansas City is coming off a 23-7 loss at home to Indianapolis, which locked the Chiefs into the fifth spot in the playoffs this year. The Chiefs have nothing to play for in this game and could rest key players to be ready for next week’s playoff game. The Chiefs are averaging 337.6 yards per game on offense this season while giving up 365.3 yards per game. Alex Smith has thrown for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Jamaal Charles has rushed for 1,287 yards and 12 scores while catching 70 passes for 693 yards and seven touchdowns. The defense is being led by Tamba Hali, who has 46 tackles and 11 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas City tackle Branden Albert (knee) and linebacker Justin Houston (elbow) are both questionable for the game while San Diego has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Chiefs, as Kansas City is getting 75% of the wagers with odds of +9.5 points at San Diego on Sunday.