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On 10/31/2011 12:27 AM in NFL

Monday’s betting tips: Can Chargers snap ATS skid?

Who’s hot

NFL: Kansas City is riding a 4-0 stretch against the spread.

NHL: San Jose has won five straight on its current road trip.

NHL: Chicago is 6-2 in its last eight home games.

Who’s not

NFL: San Diego is 2-5-1 against the spread in its last eight games overall and is 4-9-1 in its last 14 games at Arrowhead.

NHL: The under is 0-4-1 in New York’s last five home games.

NHL: The Predators are 1-4 in their last five games in Chicago.

Key stat

438.4 – The Toledo Rockets are averaging 438.4 passing yards and 36.5 points per game with their dual-quarterback system, trailing only Northern Illinois in the MAC. The Rockets face off against the Huskies Tuesday night.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Mike Tolbert, San Diego Chargers – Chargers running back and short-yardage specialist Mike Tolbert is expected to sit out Monday’s game at Kansas City. Tolbert suffered hamstring and hand injuries in last week's road loss to the New York Jets. Tolbert has rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and caught 28 balls for 231 yards and three TDs this season. The Chargers are 3-point favorites at Arrowhead.

Game of the day

San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (+3, 44.5)

Notable quotable

“We keep talking about all this stuff and changing rules and head shots and all that kind of stuff. That’s not the stuff that’s hurting our game. It’s the lack of respect on the ice. I’m tired of watching Jordin Tootoo out there, a guy who runs around and hits and does everything else but the first little slash, he’s laying on the ice and he’s out the next shift. It’s embarrassing and I’m sick of it. If they want to change the game and they want things to be better and they want more respect on the ice, get guys like that off the ice then. I’m sick of it.” – Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf on Nashville Predators agitator Jordin Tootoo, who drew a couple of penalties when Nashville dropped Anaheim 3-0 Saturday. Nashville visits Chicago Monday night.

Notes and tips

The San Diego Charges may lead the AFC West with a 4-2 straight up record, but they’re just 2-4 against the spread overall and only 1-3-1 against the number in their last five road games. As of Sunday evening, about 62 percent of Consensus bettors were supporting the Chargers as 3-point favorites at Kansas City even though the Chiefs have covered in four straight games overall.