Kansas City at San Diego Against the Spread Betting PicksJosh Bailey
The San Diego Super Chargers have taking the league by storm by winning five in a row (including a beatdown of the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks) since a season opening loss to the Arizona Cardinals and will look to extend that streak to six when they welcome the Kansas City Chiefs to Qualcomm Stadium Sunday afternoon.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) October 15, 2014
Kansas City at San Diego
Date: October 19, 2014
Start Time: 4:05 PM EST
Location: San Diego, California
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket | NFL Game Rewind (after the game)
Radio: NFL Radio
Point Spread: San Diego -4
Money Line: San Diego -205, Kansas City +175
Chiefs Vs. Super Chargers Against the Spread Betting Preview
San Diego (5-1 SU, 5-1 ATS) has won five straight games including their hard-fought 31-28 win over a revitalized Oakland Raiders team in Week 6. The Bolts failed to cover the ATS betting odds as a 7.5-point favorite to snap their five-game ATS winning streak.
Quarterback Philip Rivers has been ‘lights out’ since the start of the season and became the first quarterback in league history to post a rating of 120 or higher in five consecutive games. Rivers tossed three touchdown passes for the third consecutive game while surpassing the 300-yard plateau for the second time this season.
#Chargers S Eric Weddle on QB Philip Rivers “There really is no conversation who has been the best player in this league.”
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) October 16, 2014
"There are different stats that somebody has kept for a long time, and they are meaningful, knowing you were tied with (Johnny) Unitas and (Kurt) Warner until (Sunday)," Rivers said. "What it says is that we’ve had a great five-game stretch. It doesn’t say anymore than that but I think it speaks to the guys catching the football, the guys protecting and the whole group."
Kansas City (2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS) had its modest two-game SU and three-game ATS winning streaks snapped in its narrow 22-17 loss to San Francisco on October 5 while failing to cover the spread as a 5-point road underdog.
The Chiefs had a bye in Week 6 and head coach Andy Reid gave the team nearly a full week off, staying with the same strategy he used as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and one that helped him win 13 straight games after the bye week.
"Listen, I’ve done it this way for a long time and it’s been fairly successful," Reid said. "Sometimes I think it’s good to step away whether you’re doing well or not doing well. Coming off a win or a loss I think sometimes it’s good to get away and get recharged."
San Diego has won four straight – and a whopping 11 of the last 13 meetings against Kansas City, but I smell an upset brewing.
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) October 16, 2014
While I warned NFL gaming enthusiasts everywhere before the season started that I was expecting the San Diego Chargers to have a monster season while challenging for the AFC crown, I also have a funny feeling that this Week 7 matchup is going to turn into a classic field goal contest that ends up being decided by three points at most, just like each of the last two meetings between these longtime rivals.
The Chiefs looked fantastic in pounding New England 41-14 two weeks ago and put up another very good effort in their close, Week 5 road loss to San Francisco.
Kansas City is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games while the Chargers have compiled a discouraging 3-7 ATS mark in their last 10 games in the month of October.
Again, I like the Kansas City Chiefs to cover the spread in a thriller.
My Against the Spread Betting Pick: Kansas City +5 Points