Chargers-Chiefs TNF Betting Preview: Will Rivers’ Struggles vs. KC Continue?

Dec 13, 2018 05:40 PM EST
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Gary A. Vazquez, USA Today Sports. PIctured: Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers

Betting odds: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

  • Spread: Chiefs -3.5
  • Over/Under: 53.5
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

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Betting market: Kansas City opened as a 3-point home favorite and betting action is quite balanced, with the Chiefs attracting 54% of spread tickets at the time of writing.

The line, however, has moved off the key number of 3 up to Kansas City -3.5, suggesting larger wagers from respected bettors grabbed Chiefs -3 (see live betting data here). — PJ Walsh

Weather report: PJ has already covered how the weather has been affecting the over/under, but as of Wednesday evening, the forecast for Chiefs-Chargers calls for 14 mph winds throughout the game.

That could be a problem for two teams that are top 10 in passing yards per game, yards per attempt and passing touchdowns.

Since 2003, in windy games (10 mph or stronger) the under is 454-361-10 (55.7%). That number improves to 59.1% (137-95-4) when both of the teams average better than 7 yards per pass attempt. (KC and LA rank first and second, respectively, in ypa with marks of 8.92 and 8.83.) — John Ewing

Did you know? Philip Rivers has not been great in “revenge” spots. Over the past decade, Rivers is only 9-14 against the spread when facing a team that beat the Chargers by double digits in their previous meeting.

That includes an 0-5 straight up and 1-4 ATS record against the Chiefs in this spot. — Evan Abrams

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