San Diego took full advantage of Kansas City and backup quarterback Brodie Croyle last week, pounding the Chiefs 31-0. The Chargers pulled within one game of the division-leading Chiefs with the victory, and the betting public has taken notice.
Even though the Chargers are only one game over .500 on the season, 73% of public bets are willing to give the points for Thursday’s game against the 49ers. CRIS opened with San Diego as a 9-point favorite, but the betting percentages have pushed the line to -9.5 at CRIS, as well as the other market-setting sportsbooks tracked by Sports Insights.
At the time of publication, only one Betting System play has been triggered on this game, indicating the line movement is most likely due to the number of bets currently backing the big favorite. A few books have moved .5 point off the market to the key number of 10, so anyone considering a contrarian play on this game should shop for the best line and make sure to grab the full 10 points.
The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks: