Sunday's AFC Wildcard game will feature the sunny San Diego Chargers traveling cross-country to face the Cincinnati Bengals in freezing temperatures at 1:05 PM ET. Chargers vs Bengals Vegas Odds AFC Wildcard is S.D. +7 with 54% of the action on Cincy. In their previous match-up Dec. 1st Cincinnati (11-5 SU 10-5-1 ATS) beat the Chargers (9-7 SU 9-6-1 ATS) on the road 17-10. Our AFC Wildcard Picks crew broke down the sides. Chargers vs Bengals Vegas Odds AFC Wildcard have San Diego as +255 underdogs (Wager $100 to win $255) at BOVADA Sportsbook
AFC Wildcard Picks Analysis: In a quarterback driven league our NFL picks sharps are siding with Phillip Rivers in a career year against a touchable Bengals secondary. Undervalued Chargers wideout Keenan Allen should have a big game and tight end Antonio Gates is still a Pro-Bowler. Bengals QB Andy Dalton is hot and cold much like the team itself which is unreliable. Cincy boasts a strong defense that ranks 3rd in points but the injury ravaged unit may not be quite as good as the stat sheet indicates. The Bengals allow an ordinary 4.0 yards per carry and their strong front seven can be contained by San Diego's nasty O-line.
The Bengals traditionally play poorly in big games. San Diego has as much talent offensively as Cincy and a defense that can get after Dalton with 35.0 sacks. Play hot hand Phillip Rivers to cover in a close game. Chargers vs Bengals Vegas Odds AFC Wildcard Total is at 47.0 points
AFC Wildcard Picks Play: Chargers +7 spread