Three weeks of the regular season to go and the battle for the play off seedings is coming to a head
LA Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
The two teams at the top of the AFC West meet on Thursday Night football in a key match up for play off seedings. The Chiefs at 11-2 are the notional top AFC Seed and needed overtime to beat the number one defense Ravens in a match they could well have lost if it wasn’t for some moments of brilliance from Mahomes.
The Chargers are a game behind them with a 10-3 record and in a wild card position with a high octane offense of their own and young defense talent galore.
This should be an exciting high scoring game and with their home advantage i like the Chiefs -3.5 at 10/11 with Skybet. Home advantage is normally worth three points on the point spread and the quote takes no account of the Chiefs superiority particularly on a short preparation week
Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos
The Browns beat the Panthers to keep their slim play-off hopes alive and in Baker Mayfield have a young quarterback that could put them in contention quickly in the next few years. The Broncos at 6-7 had a surprising and disappointing loss in San Francisco and this is must win for both teams if they want to stay in contention. At +3.5 points on the spread at 10/11 with Skybet i like the Browns to beat that against unreliable home opponents
Tennessee Titans at New York Giants
The 7-6 Titans are one of four teams battling for the final play off berth and the sixth seed in the NFC and their strength is defense generally though the amazing performance by four touchdown Derrick Henry last thursday against the Jaguars was a nice surprise.
The Giants have improved form at 5-8 with the de facto rookie of the year Saquon Barkley causing huge problems for all opponents. There remain issues on the offensive line and at quarterback which makes the passing game rather hit and miss. I like the Titans +2.5 at 10/11 with SkyBet to keep themselves in the play off hunt.