NFL Betting Prediction 01-01-17
Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers

When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, January 1, 2017
Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS.
LINE: Chiefs -5.5. O/U: 44.5

The Chargers were a 20-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Browns. They failed to cover the -4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (37) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 33-10 winner as they battled the Broncos at home. The Chiefs covered in the match as a -3.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Kansas City: (11-4 SU, 8-7 ATS)

The Chiefs pummeled rival Denver 33-10 last week to preserve their hopes of a division crown, and now they must root for those same Broncos, while the Chargers hope to help their own arch-rivals win the division.  The Chargers had the dubious distinction of becoming the first team to lose to Cleveland this season, falling 20-17 on the road last week for their fourth straight loss. The Chiefs have gone 9-2 since a 2-2 start that included a 33-27 overtime win over San Diego in Week 1 – a game in which the Chargers led 24-3 late in the third quarter.

Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 11 games

San Diego: (5-10 SU, 7-8 ATS)

San Diego’s passing game remains dangerous despite the fact Rivers has lost many of his top targets to injuries throughout the season. The ground game has not been as effective, but Melvin Gordon needs just three yards on the ground to become the fourth different player in team history with 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in a season. A whopping 33 turnovers often have put the defense in bad situations, but the unit has come up with plenty of big plays, as cornerback Casey Hayward leads the league with seven interceptions and defensive end Joey Bosa’s 9 1/2 sacks are the most among NFL rookies.

Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
San Diego is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games

Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers
Betting Prediction:

The Chiefs have already locked up a playoff spot. However, they still have a lot to play for with a potential number two seed and first round bye on the line. Kansas City has an edge on both sides of the ball and should easily take care of a Chargers team that has a tendency to fall apart in the second half of games. I like the Chiefs to put them away and do it by at least double digits.

Chiefs vs Chargers Score Prediction:
Chiefs 31 – Chargers 13