Apparently the Kansas City Chiefs ending their four-game losing streak was enough to sway the sportsbook NFL odds in their favor, as the Bolts and the Chief battle for AFC West supremacy. But only by one point against the white-hot Los Angeles Chargers. Then again, Austin Ekeler’s “dumb play” didn’t cost the Chargers against the Redskins on Sunday. But it could cost them against the Chiefs. Unless the running back has thought about what he did and promises to never do it again. “That play was called in the huddle. It’s called down-down. You get in an open area, you take a knee, call timeout and kick a field goal. He thought he could score — he made a bad decision,” head coach Anthony Lynn said.
The Bolts and the Chief battle for AFC West supremacy
- Date: Saturday, 16th December 2017
- Time: 8:30 PM
- Venue: Arrowhead Stadium
Online Sportsbook NFL Betting Spread:
Chargers +1 (-110) 46 (-110)
Chiefs -1 (-110) 46 (-110)
The Chargers keep going under
The Bolts won their fourth straight game. They beat the Redskins 30-13 on Sunday. Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Keenan Allen passed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with his fourth straight 100-yard game. But they’re not taking anything for granted. “We haven’t accomplished anything really at all,” tackle Russell Okung said. “We’re 7-6,” he added. “We’re happy that we dug ourselves out of a hole, definitely, but there’s not much to celebrate,” he finished. Fans aren’t buying the hype either. The Packers may have many Japanese fans. But it’s the Chargers fans who conduct themselves with the polite silence of a Japanese audience.
"When you start winning like this and are in the position we are in, it's impossible not to have fun out there."
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 11, 2017
The Bolts have won seven of their last nine games. That includes their last four straight. Additionally, they have covered in four of their last five. People who like to bet on NFL on totals should take a look at the Chargers’ over/under record. It’s 1-7 in their last eight games. The sportsbook NFL odds total keeps going under thanks to a Bolts defense that has limited opponents to fewer than 300 yards in three straight games.
The Chiefs are another interesting under proposition
The Chiefs snapped a four-game losing streak. They defeated the Raiders 26-15 on Sunday. KC took the field without cornerback Marcus Peters. Peters made a fool of himself in the previous week’s loss to the Jets. Accordingly, head coach Andy Reid grounded him like the spoiled child he was. He wasn’t missed. On offense, offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was once again allowed to call the plays. What a difference from when Reid would hold a monopoly.
In addition to getting the outright win, the Chiefs also covered for the first time in five weeks. Like the Bolts, the Chiefs have been flying under the sportsbook NFL odds under total radar. They have gone under in four of their last five. Given both teams recent track record, they could be expected to go under again as the Bolts and the Chief battle for AFC West supremacy.