NFL Betting Scouts Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
This NFL betting weekend, sportsbook players will have, for the first time this season, the opportunity to wager on NFL games on a Saturday. There are a total of 2 games to choose from this weekend. Firstly will be an NFC north matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions followed by a Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC West rivalry. Let’s take a look at some 3 team teaser bets for this matchup.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Saturday, Dec. 16th
When: 8:25 pm ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
Sports Betting Lines:
Los Angeles Chargers -1 ½ (-105) 47 (-105)
Kansas City Chiefs +1 ½ (-115) 47 (-115)
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers bolt into this weekend’s NFL betting matchup sporting a 7-6 record that, surprisingly, ties them with the Chiefs for the lead in the West. With that in mind, it’s no understatement to say that both teams will be playing in their most important game of the season this weekend. Furthermore, the action the sports betting lines have put together for this Saturday’s games reveals that it will unquestionably go down to the wire. So, which team has the statistical advantage in this Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup?
Surprisingly, the Chargers come in with the better team – statistically speaking. Los Angeles enters this matchup with the league’s 15th best scoring offense, 5th best total offense, 3rd best passing attack and the 24th worst running game in the league. Clearly the Chargers could be better on the ground. But with their current record, who’s to complain? The fact that Los Angles is competing for a divisional title this late in the season proofs this team is both resilient and talented. Comparatively, the Chiefs enter this matchup with the 6th best scoring offense, 6h best total offense, and 8th best passing attack. Lastly, Kansas City ranks 12th in the league on the ground.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs were undoubtedly the best team in the league through the first 6 weeks of the regular season. However, around the midseason mark, Kansas City suffered a massive setback with the team suffering a string of losses they seemed unable to snap out of. In fact, excluding this past weekend’s win over the Raiders, the Chiefs have gone 1-6 in their last 7. Obviously this past weekend’s win over Oakland helped Kansas City rebound but the Chiefs will need a lot more to secure the divisional title or even a draw into this year’s postseason. And by the looks of it, in this situation, the NFL sports betting lines are predicting a loss for the Chiefs. It would be surprising, to say the least, to see Kansas City fail to make the playoffs, given the type of season they had at the beginning of the year. However, that possibility is becoming more and more likely with each passing week.
The 1 ½ point spread line prediction makes betting on the spread somewhat futile for this Saturday’s pairing. With a spread that low, you’re essentially just picking a team to win the game. But if you’re shying away from picking either team straight up, you might want to consider betting on the over/under. The Chiefs are 7-6 against the O/U line this season and both teams have great offenses.