NFL Free Pick: SD/KC
The San Diego Chargers hope to keep their very slim playoff hopes alive this Sunday when they travel to Kansas City to take on their AFC West Division rivals, the Chiefs.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Chargers –5.5 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 45.5 total points.
Key Trend: The Chargers are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games while the Chiefs are 5-2 against the number in their last seven contest. The over has also hit in four of Kansas City’s last five games at home.
Key Stat: The Chiefs are averaging 115.2 yards a game on the ground this year, while the Chargers are allowing an average of 102.9 rushing yards a game. Both teams are allowing over 20 points a game this year, which bodes well for the over.
Game Outlook: Even though Kansas City is a brutal 2-11 this year, the Chargers aren’t that good to be giving up 5.5 points on the road – especially not a to a division rival. Since struggling earlier in the season, quarterback Tyler Thigpen has done good things in the spread offense and if Larry Johnson can get going, the Chiefs shouldn’t have many problems finding the end zone against a suspect San Diego secondary. Kansas City might not walk away with a victory, but they’ve played most opponents tough this year and should walk away with a cover. We recommend taking the over in this game too. The last time the Chiefs played at home, over 85 points were put up on the board.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 15 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs game is
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS +5.5
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
San Diego Chargers 33
Kansas City Chiefs 28
We also predict that this game will GO OVER THE TOTAL (45.5 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
Posted: 12/14/08 10:30AM ET