The Chiefs have rebounded nicely following their mid-October loss to the Bills. Kansas City has now won three consecutive games and will look to add another victory in L.A. against the Chargers.
Los Angeles is in the midst of a mediocre campaign. The Chargers won three out of their past five games overall. However, getting the job done against KC will not be easy.
This projects to be a competitive game without question.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 PM EST on Sunday, November 20th, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Let’s take a look at the odds, trends, and predictions for this contest.
Overall Game Info & Outlook
- Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
- SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- Sunday, November 20th
- Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 PM EST
Betting Backdrops per Team
Kansas City Chiefs Overview:
The Chiefs continue to prove that they are one of the best teams in the league. KC’s offense is amongst the best in the league, and the defense holds its own.
Kansas City most recently earned a home win over the Jaguars 27-17. Their recent string of play sets them up well for this affair. With that being said, this is a Chargers team they cannot afford to take for granted.
- The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-5-1 against the spread this year.
- The Chiefs are 3-1 against the spread on the road.
- Kansas City is 3-4 against the spread when playing as a favorite in 2022.
- They are 2-1 against the spread as an away favorite this season.
Kansas City believes they will get the job done against the Chargers. The Chargers will have motivation, as the Chiefs lead the AFC West with the Chargers right behind them. If the Chiefs can get the job done on Sunday, they will have a very strong chance of winning the division.
Kansas City’s defense has performed well over the past two games. They have allowed exactly just 17 points in each of those matchups. Although their defense isn’t the best in the NFL by any means, it is a unit that features some star power.
Overall, the Chiefs’ defensive unit ranks 19th in points against per game, 16th in total yards against per game, 25th in passing yards against per game, fifth in rushing yards against per game, eighth in sacks, and 28th interceptions.
The Chiefs are susceptible to the pass, and Los Angeles happens to feature an excellent passing game.
Meanwhile, Kansas City’s offense is one of the best in the NFL. They rank first in points per game, first in total yards per game, first in passing yards per game, and 21st in rushing yards per contest.
Patrick Mahomes is making another MVP case for himself while the Chiefs’ receiving crew is stepping up. The run hasn’t been an extremely effective weapon for them, but they will utilize it to catch defenses off-guard.
Los Angeles Chargers Overview:
The Chargers were aiming for better results in 2022. Nevertheless, they are in playoff contention with their 5-4 record. At the very least, L.A. has its sights on the Wild Card.
But the division is still within reach, and defeating the Chiefs would give them a good chance of catching Kansas City.
- The Los Angeles Chargers are 6-3 against the spread so far this season.
- Los Angeles is 1-3 against the spread when playing at home.
- The Chargers are 2-0 against the spread as an underdog in 2022.
- They have no record against the spread as a home underdog this year.
The Chargers were most recently defeated 16-22 by the 49ers. Los Angeles’ offense has not looked especially sharp over the past few weeks. In fact, L.A. has not scored more than 23 points once in the past month.
They have the talent to post a crooked number, and their offense will need to come alive if they want to keep pace with the Chiefs. Overall, the Chargers rank 16th in points per game, 15th in total yards per game, sixth in passing yards per game, and last in rushing yards per game.
Defensively, they are 29th in points against per game, 20th in total yards against per game, 13th in passing yards against per game, and 30th in rushing yards against per game.
An all-around lackluster defense combined with an under-achieving offense is not exactly a recipe for success. Los Angeles has to figure things out and play their absolute best football on Sunday night.
If they are not able to get things going for Sunday, Kansas City will cruise to a victory. One would imagine that the Chargers are going to keep the game close. But the Chiefs’ elite offensive prowess can lead to lopsided victories.
We will see if the Chargers can pull off the home upset.
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Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers: Odds & Picks
Odds for this Matchup:
|Kansas City Chiefs||-5||-240||O/52|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+5||+200||U/52|
The Chargers are listed as 5-point home underdogs. But they certainly feature upset potential. If this game ends up being close, which I suspect it will be, L.A. may just be able to upset the spread.
Which team should you place your money on? Can the Chargers pull off the home upset, or will the Chiefs take care of business on the road?
The Chiefs should ultimately win the game. However, this is a contest that will likely be decided by a field goal. As a result, the Chargers should be able to cover the 5-point spread.
Take the Kansas City Chiefs as your moneyline bet and bet on the Los Angeles Chargers +5 as your main spread betting selection.