The second game in the Monday nighter this week is between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This game is taking place at the newly renovated Arrowhead Stadium at 10:15 PM. This game will probably receive less attention then its Monday night counterpart but features a team in San Diego that has great expectation on them this season despite missing two key parts to their team in Marcus McNeill and Vincent Jackson. The Chiefs come in with nobody talking about them. They picked up Thomas Jones in the offseason, who with Jamaal Charles creates a rather threatening RB duo. The Chargers vs Chiefs Predictions, Spread and Betting Odds found below!
The Chargers are coming off a loss in their last preseason game to San Francisco 49ers. The big news for the Chargers coming into the regular season is their first round pick Ryan Matthews. He replaces LaDanian Tomlinson in the backfield and is expected to be a forerunner for Rookie of the Year Award. I would look for Ryan Matthews to have a big game on the second to last run defense of the Chiefs. Another key for the Chargers is the ability of Malcolm Floyd to step up into the #1 wide receiver position. I think that he does have the ability to fill that void and he really has no choice but to do so. I think that the addition of Ryan Matthews can open up the passing game nicely for Philip Rivers and that this team looks very poised to win, not only this game but the AFC South.
The Chiefs are coming off a win in their last preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Kansas City is going to have to really draw on the energy from their home crowd in order to keep this game close. The key for the Chiefs to win this game is how their defense holds up against the Chargers running game. If they can get under Ryan Matthews skin and cause some rookie mistakes than they will force the Chargers to pass, which is a bit better of a match-up for them. What the Chiefs should be focusing on is running the ball as much as possible. Running is their greatest strength on offense and keeping their defense off the field will be vital if they want to stay in this game.
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Chargers vs Chiefs Spread, Line and Betting Odds:
San Diego Chargers -4.5
@ Kansas City Chiefs +4.5
Over 45 (-110)
Under 45 (-110)
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Chargers vs Chiefs Prediction:
Spread Prediction (TOP PLAY) – The Kansas City Chiefs have a below average defense and I think that the Chargers can take advantage of this in this game. Despite being at home, the Chiefs are going to have a hard time covering the spread. San Diego has too many weapons and the Chiefs have no way off stopping them. TOP PLAY PREDICTION CHARGERS -4.5
Game Total Prediction – I believe that the San Diego offense can put some points on the board. However, 45 points seems like a ton for this game. I think that this game is going to a predominately run-based and that each team will be looking to win the time of possession battle. I don’t expect this to be a shootout. PREDICTION UNDER 45