Chargers vs. Chiefs Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Dec 30, 2020

Chargers vs. Chiefs, 2020

The Chiefs will be fielding a very different team than they did in Week 2, but KC generally relishes the underdog role, going 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games as an underdog.

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January 03, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
Arrowhead Stadium
Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -296
Over / Under o +43

41%

Betting Action

59%

Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +244
Over / Under u +43

41%

Betting Action

59%

In what could only happen in 2020, the first place Kansas City Chiefs are not the favourite against the non-playoff Los Angeles Chargers.

After Kansas City locked up the No. 1 seed throughout the playoffs with their win over Atlanta last week, it was announced that most of the Chiefs starters will sit out Sunday’s game to rest, flipping the line to L.A.  The Chargers are 3.5-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 44.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

These teams last met in Week 2, resulting in a 23-20 overtime win for Kansas City.  Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 302 yards and two TDs, while Chargers QB Justin Herbert threw for 311 yards with a single touchdown and interception.

The Chargers are riding a three game win streak, which has helped them go 3-0 ATS in those games, but they’re not exactly crushing teams offensively.  The under is 4-1 in their last five games and they have gone 8-7 ATS this season.

The Chiefs will be fielding a very different team than they did in Week 2, but Kansas City generally relishes the underdog role, going 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games as an underdog.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers have been rolling lately and look like they’ve found their franchise QB in Justin Herbert.  L.A. comes into Sunday on a three game win streak, including a 19-16 win over Denver, last week.  Herbert finished that game with 253 passing yards and one touchdown, to bring his total on the season to 4,034 passing yards and 28 passing TDs with 10 interceptions.  Sunday will also give Herbert the chance to build on a season, which saw him break the single season rookie QB TD record.  Picking up a win against the defending Super Bowl champions and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs for the Chargers fourth straight win, would be a great way to end the year for the rookie QB.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have set themselves up nicely for another deep playoff run with a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  Kansas City should be plenty rested when they do play their first playoff game, as they will be resting most of their starters against the Chargers, including superstar QB Patrick Mahomes.  Although it was closer than the Chiefs would probably have liked, Mahomes was solid in the 17-14 win over Atlanta, last week.  Mahomes threw for 278 yards and two TDs, while Travis Kelce picked up 98 receiving yards and a TD, averaging 14 yards per reception.  Sunday will mostly see Kansas City backups starting, but the Chiefs are primed to take another shot at the Lombardi Trophy.

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