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Betting guide for Chargers-Chiefs

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Where does the betting value lie in Thursday night's matchup between the Chargers and Chiefs? Warren Sharp and Mike Clay provide their picks to help you place your bets.

Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday morning.


Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5)

Total: 53

PickCenter public consensus pick: 51 percent picked Kansas City

Sharp: There are too many matchup edges favoring the Chiefs to overlook, and they inevitably put me on Patrick Mahomes, along with the public. The Chargers have had the good fortune of playing the Bengals with a backup QB, the Steelers with a backup RB and the terrible Cardinals in their last three games -- all wins. However, defensively, the Chargers are without DTs Corey Liuget and Brandon Mebane and MLB Denzel Perryman. These players are irreplaceable in terms of stopping the run.