The race for the top of the hotly contested AFC West standings heats up this weekend with a trio of crucial contests. The Los Angeles Chargers look to keep pace with the Las Vegas Raiders in the race for first place as they host the Minnesota Vikings as 3-point favourites. The Denver Broncos look to remain in the hunt with a third straight win as they host the Philadelphia Eagles, while Sunday Night Football features a clash of AFC West rivals as the Raiders play host to the resurgent Kansas City Chiefs as 2.5-point underdogs.
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|NFL Week 10 Odds|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-2.5 (1.85)||-3 (1.95)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2.5 (1.98)||+3 (1.86)|
|Minnesota Vikings||+3 (2.00)||+3.5 (1.86)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-3 (1.83)||-3.5 (1.95)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||+2.5 (1.97)||+3 (1.83)|
|Denver Broncos||-2.5 (1.85)||-3 (2.00)|
AFC West Race Too Close to Call
As the second half of the NFL campaign gets into full swing, little has been settled in the race for the top of the AFC West. Just a half-game separated first place from last place in the divisional standings, with the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders leading the way with identical 5-3 SU records, while both the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos closely trailing, with each sitting at 5-4.
Updated AFC West standings. I’d say things are tight. pic.twitter.com/GjYo9ORt7f
— Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) November 8, 2021
Both the Chiefs and the Broncos enjoy the momentum, with each riding a two-game SU win streak into Week 10 action. But while the Chargers continue to hold the edge in overall record, as well as their record against division rivals so far this season, it is the Chiefs that have managed to maintain their claim to the top of the odds to repeat as division champions as short 2.40 odds on the NFL futures. Kansas City has fallen off the pace since leading the way as favourites on the season-opening Super Bowl 56 picks, dipping to a lengthy 12.00 wager at Bet99. However, that has been good enough to keep them ahead of their divisional rivals. The Chargers reach the midway point of their season pegged at a competitive 20.00 on the Super Bowl odds, while the Raiders lag at 50.00, just ahead of the Broncos at 70.00
Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 vs Las Vegas Raiders
Chiefs: 5-4 SU, 2-7 ATS
Raiders: 5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS
The Chiefs look to win three in a row for the first time this season as they visit the Raiders for a Sunday Night Football matchup at Allegiant Stadium. Kansas City is coming off a narrow 13-7 win over the visiting Green Bay Packers, and have now limited opponents to just 12.3 points per game over their three victories during their current 3-1 SU run. The Chiefs have produced mixed results when playing in prime time this season, posting just one win in three outings, but have dominated the Raiders in recent years, winning in 13 of 16 meetings, including five of their past six road clashes.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 8, 2021
Hobbled by injuries, the Raiders search for answers as they return home in the wake of a stunning 23-16 road loss to the New York Giants last weekend. Las Vegas has been strongly offensive since opening the season with three straight wins, losing three of five since. Indeed, it has been feast or famine for the Raiders, who have topped 30 points in four of their five wins but averaged just 13 points per game over their three defeats.
The Pick: Chiefs -2.5 (1.85) at Sports Interaction
Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Chargers -3
Vikings: 3-5 SU, 4-4 ATS
Chargers: 5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS
The Chargers aim to build on a narrow 27-24 win over Philadelphia as they get set to host the Minnesota Vikings as slim 3-point chalk. With quarterback Justin Herbert leading the way, LA has regularly run up the score this season and averaged an impressive 27 points per game over their past six. However, the LA defence has disappointed at teams. In addition to blowing early leads in three of their past four outings, the Chargers ranked 23rd in the NFL after surrendering 25.1 points per game.
The Vikings have played four road games this season.
Three went to OT and one ended on a missed game-winning field goal as time expired.
— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) November 7, 2021
The Vikings travel to SoFi Stadium riding a two-game SU losing streak but have been a handful for opponents on the road this season. Minnesota posted just one SU win in four away contests but has seen their three road defeats come by a combined margin of just seven points.
The Pick: Vikings +3 (2.00) at Sports Interaction
Philadelphia Eagles vs Denver Broncos -2.5
Eagles: 3-6 SU, 4-5 ATS
Broncos: 5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS
The Broncos aim to once again silence the naysayers when they entertain the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as slim 2.5-point chalk. Denver is coming off a stunning 30-16 upset of the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys, continue the stingy defensive play that has limited opponents to just 14.3 points over their past three outings. However, injuries remain a concern as the Broncos aim to extend their SU win streak at home against the Eagles to four games.
Today’s Broncos vs Cowboys game: pic.twitter.com/pTY18tglUg
— Romi Bean (@Romi_Bean) November 7, 2021
Last week’s loss to the Chargers proved to be a heartbreaker for the Eagles. However, fans were treated to a solid performance by quarterback Jalen Hurts, who gave his teammates a chance to win with a confident performance under centre. Hurts has effectively managed a Philly offence that has produced 68 total points over the past two games, and 11 total scoring runs over the past five.
The Pick: Eagles +2.5 (1.97) at Sports Interaction