Quarterback Philip Rivers will be glad to be back in Southern California on Thursday night, as the San Diego Chargers (3-4) welcome the Kansas City Chiefs (1-6) to Qualcomm Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.
The Chargers are 7.5-point home favorites in the current Week 9 NFL betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total has fallen by 1.5 points from its opening number to settle in at 42.5.
Rivers has won six of seven home games against the Chiefs during his career, while the UNDER has cashed in four of the last five meetings overall.
Let's take a closer look at this AFC West affair from a betting perspective, while providing an against-the-spread (ATS) pick along the way.