Set your schedule for this weeks 18 NFL matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers, which you can watch on CBS at 4:25 (1/7/24). The game will be hosted at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood (CA). y
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS LOS ANGELES CHARGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kansas City Chiefs +1.5
This game will be played at SoFi Stadium at 4:25 ET on Sunday, January 7th.
WHY BET THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 27-21 in favor of the Chiefs.
- Our projections have Patrick Mahomes finishing with 309.361 passing yards on 26.926/39.833 passing.
- The Chiefs are projected to finish with 377 yards of offense compared to the 337 yards for the Chargers.
Can Kansas City Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Coming into their game against Chargers, the Chiefs are trying to improve on a 10-6 record. This mark has them at 1st in the AFC-West and 3rd in the AFC. The Chiefs’ scoring margin for the season is currently +4.8. This has contributed to their ATS record of 8-7-1.
Kansas City’s offense is 11th in the league, with an average of 22.4 points per contest. Kansas City’s passing offense enters this week’s game with a ranking of 5th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 2nd spot in attempts, averaging 37.8 passes per game.
Per attempt, the Chiefs are averaging 4.2 yards while carrying the ball an average of 24.3 times per contest. In terms of yardage, they are 19th in the league.
Kansas City is 3rd in points allowed defensively. So far, their opponents are putting up an average of 17.6 points per game, accumulating 285.8 yards per contest.
Do the Chargers Have a Shot at a Home Win?
Taking on the Chiefs, the Chargers will look to improve on their record of 5-11. This mark has them in 4th in the AFC-West and 15th in the AFC. The Chargers’ scoring margin thus far is currently at -3.2. This has contributed to an ATS record of 6-10.
Los Angeles’ offense comes in with an average of 20.9 points per game, which is currently 18th in the league. This season, the Los Angeles’ passing offense is 5th in passing attempts. Their average of 232.6 passing yards per contest, has them 13th in the NFL.
The Chargers are currently 26th in the NFL with 95.2 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 25.1 rushing attempts (23rd).
On the defensive front, the Chargers enter the game as the 10th ranked team in tackles for loss and 5th in sacks. Their opponents are averaging 24.1 points per game against them, along with an average of 368.9 yards per contest.