The fantasy football playoffs are upon us, which means people are scrambling to get their lineups locked and loaded.
But guess what, it’s just another week of real football, which means games to wager on.
Bettors and NFL fans were treated to a wild slate of games in Week 14 but now it is time to put these games in the rear-view and look ahead to the early odds for Week 15.
As the NFL season winds down, the opening lines are starting to narrow with so many teams playing for their playoff lives and divisional rivalries filling out a good portion of the final few weeks.
No games feature double-digit lines this week while eight matchups have lines of 4.5 or fewer.
One game, the New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, had no line released yet.
The game of the week is clearly the Chargers and Chiefs.
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City (-3.5)
We get a jump-start into Week 15 with two of the NFL’s best teams fighting for the top of the AFC West between the Chargers and Chiefs.
The Chiefs open as 3.5-point favorites at home, which is good news for them and bad news for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.
Rivers is 1-7 straight up as an underdog against the Chiefs, with the most recent loss coming back in Week 1 in a 38-28 matchup.
To make matters worse, the early weather forecast calls for 15 mph winds on Thursday night, which is not good for either team as both rely on pass-heavy offenses. It does, however, make the under look a little more intriguing.
Yet Rivers has proved he can win in the cold on the road this season by beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh in Week 13.
Check out betting lines at Betnow Sportsbook