If you like money, don’t bet the Chiefs to cover a spread

Swallowing the points and taking the Kansas City Chiefs has been a bad idea for a while now.

Though the Kansas City Chiefs have won the AFC in back-to-back years, they have been utterly atrocious in recent history when it comes to covering the spread.

BetSided’s Iain MacMillan addresses this in his NFL Week 3 wagering trends post. In the Chiefs’ last 13 games, they are 1-11-1 against the spread. They are 0-2 against the spread in their first two games of the 2021 NFL season. Prior to this bad run of late, the Chiefs were hotter than the freaking sun covering the spread, going an unsustainable 15-2 against the spread previously.

According to WynnBET, the Chiefs will be laying 6.5 points at home to the AFC West rival Los Angeles Chargers. It may be an early-window kickoff, but the Bolts have played the Chiefs very well in the brief Justin Herbert era of Chargers football.

Will Kansas City find a way to cover the spread or will the financial suffering continue?

Kansas City Chiefs are horrendous of late when covering the point spread

The Bolts and the Chiefs are coming off tough Week 2 losses to the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. As much as it would make sense for the Chiefs to have a bounce-back game vs. the Chargers at home, this one is a stay-away when it comes to the point spread. 6.5 points are not a lot, but the Chiefs have not earned the right to be trusted in this type of spot.

Kansas City will probably win this game, but look for them to do so by a Harrison Butker field goal.