L.A. Chargers vs. K.C. Chiefs NFL Week 15 Betting Odds:
vs. Chiefs -3.5(-108)
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Chargers vs. Chiefs Pick:
Mahomes put the rest of the NFL on notice right out of the gun in Week 1 against the Chargers. He carved them up for 256 yards and 4 touchdowns, along with 21 yards rushing on 5 attempts. Mahomes developed a nice relationship with Tyreek Hill early, as he connected with him for 2 scores. Kareem Hunt ran for just 49 yards, so they didn’t need him and won’t have him on Thursday night, of course.
The Chiefs ultimately beat the Chargers in LA by a score of 38-28. Scoring points has been no issue for the Chiefs, as they’ve put up an average of 36.2 points per game and 437.5 yards for 1st in the NFL. Mahomes has accumulated college numbers, with 43 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He’s also chipped in with 235 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Mahomes is the most dynamic player in the league and has become a must-watch player every week.
They welcome an underrated Los Angeles defense to Arrowhead Thursday evening. I wouldn’t put them in the same category as the Ravens, Bears, or Cowboys, but they’re in the next tier. The Chargers have allowed an average of 331.8 yards per game for 8th in the league. Is that enough to counter this KC offense? They couldn’t in Week 1 and Philip Rivers was unable to take advantage of a bad KC defense.
The Chiefs’ defense hasn’t looked good, statistically or otherwise. However, they have risen to the occasion in spots, including against the Bengals in another primetime game in October and on the road in Cleveland against Baker Mayfield. There’s also a good chance that the Chiefs best defender, safety Eric Berry, will finally be back in the lineup on Thursday. Berry likely provides an immediate spark in the secondary.
This series has been dominated by the Chiefs, with nine straight wins. In their last four games, the Chiefs have beaten the Chargers by an average of 12.75 points per game, while going 4-0 ATS. There are some injury concerns for both teams in this one. The Chargers may be without their starting running back, Melvin Gordon, and backup Austin Ekeler is unlikely to go.
Tyreek and Spencer Ware are also questionable to play, but Hill looks good to go after returning to practice on Tuesday. Expect a close game in the first-half, with the Chiefs’ offense becoming too much to handle late. Arrowhead in primetime should be the difference here. KC pulls away and stamps their tenth win in a row over Philip Rivers and the AFC West.