Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 15 (9/15) NFL
- Sep 14, 2022, 9:02:24 AM
|Time||8:15 p.m. EST|
|Chiefs money line||-220|
|Chiefs spread||-4.5 (-110)|
|Chargers money line||+180|
|Chargers spread||+4.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||53.5|
2022 season stats
|Kansas City Chiefs||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Home / road record||0-0||0-0|
|Points per game||44.0||24.0|
|Points allowed per game||21.0||19.0|
|Pass yards per game||360.0||279.0|
|Rush yards per game||128.0||76.0|
|Total yards per game||488.0||355.0|
|Total yards allowed per game||308.0||295.0|
The Los Angeles Chargers will visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night at the GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. These teams met twice last season and the Chiefs lost at home 30-24 but got the win in LA 34-28 in overtime so expect another exciting game as these are two of the best offenses in the league.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs demonstrated that they won't miss Tyreek Hill this season after outscoring the Arizona Cardinals 44-21 in week 1. The team led 14-0 at the end of the 1st quarter and never slowed it down. Patrick Mahomes completed 30 of 39 passes for 360 yards and five touchdowns in that game. Travis Kelce led the team in yards received with 121 in 8 receptions and 1 touchdown while I. Pacheco made 62 yards in 12 carries and 1 touchdown.
Defensively, the team allowed 282 yards and were very effective against 3rd down plays avoiding 12 of 15 attempts. Last season they ranked #12 in the league allowing 21 points per game and struggled in passing defense allowing 251 yards per game.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers beat the Raiders 24-19 to get their first win of the season with a great performance from the defense. Justin Herbert completed 26 of 34 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns. All three of Herbert's touchdowns were caught by players making their debut but Keenan Allen led the team with 66 yards in 4 receptions while Austin Ekeler ran for 38 yds in 14 carries.
Defensively, this team had their struggles last season allowing an average of 27 points per game but they looked great in week 1 as they allowed 19 points and only 64 rushing yards while allowing 256 passing yds so they'll need to be better in that area against the Chiefs.
LA Chargers are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Chargers' last 5 games on the road.
LA Chargers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games.
Kansas City are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
Kansas City are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
These will be two of the best offensive teams in the league so expect an exciting game. When they met last season, they scored over 52 pts combined on both games. The Chargers improved their defense but they still allowed 256 passing yards against the Raiders so they might struggle to stop Mahomes and the Chiefs by air. The Chiefs are very tough team to beat at home as they have won 8 of their last 9 games in Kansas but in the last 10 head to head games vs Chargers the average score is 27.7-23.4 so expect a close game again but definitely both offenses will explode so I think the best pla is the over.
PICK: Over 54 (-125)
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