The San Diego Chargers travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC West showdown on Monday Night Football.
The latest Monday Night Odds for this game opened up with the Chargers listed as three point favorites. Despite 64% of the public money coming in on the road team in this game, the line has been bet down to as low as 2.5 in many offshore sportsbooks due to the large amount of smart money coming in on the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are in a great spot in this game. After a slow start and overcoming injuries to key players, the Chiefs will be tied for first place in the AFC west if they can win this game. They would also have the early edge in the tiebreaker against San Diego and Oakland.
Last year the Chiefs defeated the Chargers on Monday night football and they have already played close in the first meeting. They come into this game on a high after winning straight up on the road as underdogs against the Oakland Raiders. That confidence will spill over into this game and the Chiefs will play some inspired football.
The Chargers four wins (besides the Chiefs) on the season are against teams with horrible records to include the Vikings, Broncos, and winless Dolphins.
The Chargers are 2-7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games as a road favorite and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game. The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 8, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Chargers are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 meetings in Kansas City and there is solid reasoning to believe they will falter under the Monday Night lights once again.
The Chargers plus the points is the way to go, as they should win this game outright.
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