At the beginning of the season, the Chiefs were a top tier Pro Football betting favorite to win the AFC. Kansas City has the offense to score with any team in the NFL. Problematic is a defense that can’t keep pace. Last week the Chiefs failed to hold a late lead at Tennessee. What was most disturbing is that the Titans have one of the worst offenses in football. Yet Kansas City couldn’t finish. In the same way, the Chargers were a top preseason favorite to make the playoffs. Los Angeles has been riddled with inconsistency all season.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
|Date and Time:||Monday, November 18, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico|
|Chiefs vs. Chargers TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Chiefs vs. Chargers Overview
Kansas City has an offshore betting record of 6-4 straight up, 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 over the total. Last week the Chiefs lost at Tennessee 35-32 as they blew a nine-point fourth-quarter lead. KC ranks third for total offense and 22nd for defense. Of great concern is a lack of complementary football. To illuminate the Chiefs offense is too fast and fails to give the defense a break. While it’s nice that KC can score fast, they don’t even try to milk the clock for their stop unit. This left them exposed in the Titans loss.
Los Angeles is 4-6 straight up, 3-5-2 vs. the line, and 3-7 under the total. Accordingly, the Chargers are coming off a 26-24 loss at Oakland. Overall the Chargers rank 21st in the NFL for scoring offense and eighth for points allowed.
Key Chiefs: QB Patrick Mahomes (66.3% COMP, 2626 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 18 TD, 1 INT, 10 SACKS, 114.1 AVG), RB LeSean McCoy (72 RSH, 371 YDS, 5.2 AVG, 2 TD), TE Travis Kelce (56 REC, 741 YDS, 13.2 AVG, 3 TD), LB Damien Wilson (59 TACKLES), PK Harrison Butker (23-27 FG, 29-31 XP)
Key Chargers: QB Philip Rivers (65.9% COMP, 2816 YDS, 7.7 AVG, 14 TD, 10 INT, 21 SACKS, 90.6 RTG), RB Austin Ekeler (90 ATT, 340 YDS, 3.8 AVG, 3 TD), WR Keenan Allen (62 REC, 725 YDS, 11.7 AVG, 3 TD), DE Joey Bosa (48 TACKLES, 8.5 SACKS), PK Michael Badgley (5-6 FG, 5-5 XP)
Kansas City and Los Angeles vs. the Line:
The Chiefs are:
- 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 away games
- 7-2 over the total on the road
- 15-4 on the board against the AFC West
- 2-5 under the total in matchups with AFC West rivals
- 8-3 vs. the odds head to head with the Chargers
The Chargers are:
- 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 away games
- 2-5 under the total on the road
- 7-4 on the board against AFC West rivals
- 2-9 under the total vs, the AFC West
- 4-2 over the total vs. Kansas City
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Football Betting Picks
As mentioned earlier the Chiefs have shown strong Football betting value on the road, vs. the AFC West, and against the Chargers. Patrick Mahomes and the KC offense should be the difference here.
Chiefs vs. Chargers Football Betting Pick: Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs vs. Chargers Football Betting Score Prediction: Chiefs 30, Chargers 24