San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 1/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) at San Diego Chargers (5-10)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego Chargers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers end the NFL regular season Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for another big victory to have a shot at the second seed in the AFC. The Kansas City Chiefs have won five straight road games. Alex Smith is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,238 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown pass in his last eight games. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have combined for 1,664 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jeremy Maclin has 40 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 109.7 yards per contest, and Spencer Ware leads the way with 921 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 18.9 points and 366.5 yards per game. Derrick Johnson leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 90 tackles, Dee Ford has 10 sacks and Eric Berry has four interceptions.
The San Diego Chargers look to play spoiler while snapping a four-game losing streak. The San Diego Chargers have lost three straight home games. Philip Rivers is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 4,117 yards, 31 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in his last eight games. Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman have combined for 1,748 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Travis Benjamin has 47 receptions. The San Diego Chargers ground game is averaging 92.1 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 997 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 25.7 points and 345.9 yards per game. Korey Toomer leads the San Diego Chargers with 74 tackles, Melvin Ingram has eight sacks and Casey Hayward has seven interceptions.
The Chiefs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Chargers are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in San Diego and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Kansas City Chiefs still have more to play for with a possible No. 2 seed in the cards, so despite winning the AFC West, they'll still play to win this regular season game. However, the San Diego Chargers are always that team that wakes up for division games and loves to make their rivals sweat. The game earlier this season between the Chiefs and Chargers was decided by just six points and five of the last seven meetings overall were decided by seven or less points. The Chargers just find ways to hang around with AFC West teams and you shouldn't expect anything different here.
I'll take the Chargers at home and the points.