Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs fends off the rush of Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter in a 38-28 Chiefs win at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images

The AFC West is getting exciting down the stretch, as two of the NFL’s top teams will battle it out for divisional supremacy in the last weeks of the regular season. The Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) and the Los Angeles Chargers (8-3) both appear to be playoff-bound, but oddsmakers give one of them the edge to host a home playoff game and get a likely first-round bye.

The Chiefs are still the favorites to win the AFC West and represent the conference in the Super Bowl, per Vegas Insider. Kansas City is at 1/8 odds to win the division over second-place Los Angeles, which has 5/1 odds.

Furthermore, the Chiefs are the favorites to win the AFC championship with 2/1 odds. The Chargers are fourth, with 10/1 odds.

The division will likely be decided in a head-to-head Thursday night matchup in Kansas City on Dec. 13. The Chiefs will be favored in both its games between then and now, against the Oakland Raiders (2-9) and Baltimore Ravens (6-5). The Chargers are road underdogs this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1) but have a home game against the reeling Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) after that.

The Chargers are a more balanced team, with an efficient offense and a top-10 defense. However, history is not in their favor regarding the game in Kansas City. Home teams are 7-3 on Thursday night this year, and the Chiefs have beaten the Chargers nine straight times. Kansas City prevailed 38-28 in week one, so if Los Angeles gets swept, its hopes of a division title are all but gone.

There is good news on the injury front for both teams heading into that game. The Chiefs could have All-Pro safety Eric Berry back after a hiatus of more than a year. The Chargers, meanwhile, could have star running back Melvin Gordon back in the lineup for that game.