Chiefs vs. Chargers Pick
Will yet another under cash when the Chargers host the Chiefs at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Chiefs are 4.5-point road favorites versus the Chargers while the over/under currently sits at 44.5 points. While the point spread hasn't moved off the original number posted by oddsmakers, the total has gone from 45 down to 44.5 points.
The Chiefs will clinch the AFC West title with a win and a Raiders loss to the Broncos. They could also lose the fifth seed with a loss and a Dolphins' win over the Patriots. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, they'll be forced to win on Sunday without top pass-rusher Justin Houston, who has been ruled out for Week 17 due to a knee injury. His status for the playoffs is now in question as well, as he is dealing with inflammation in the knee. At least Kansas City still has Tamba Hali and Dee Ford to help pick up the slack.
The Chargers will once again be without running back Melvin Gordon, who has been ruled out with hip and knee injuries. It appeared as though Gordon was on track to play earlier this week after putting in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday. After not practicing on Friday, however, he was downgraded and is now out. Ronnie Hillman and Andre Williams will carry the load for San Diego this weekend.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has hit in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and is 7-0 in the Chiefs' last seven games against a team with a losing record. The under is also 8-3 in the Chiefs' last 11 games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven conference games, and is 11-4 in their last 15 games played in the month of January. On the other side, the under is 4-0-1 in the Chargers' last five games overall, is 10-2-1 in their last 13 home games versus an opponent that owns a winning road record, and is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record overall.
NFL WEEK 17 PREDICTION: CHIEFS/CHARGERS UNDER 44.5