KC Chiefs at L.A. Chargers
Time: 3:25 PM (EST)
Spread: KC -10
Odds c/o 5dimes
The Kansas City Chiefs won Week 1 34-20 over the Houston Texans. Week 2 sends KC to Los Angeles to face the Chargers as 10-point favorites. The betting total is set at 47 points according to NFL oddsmakers at 5dimes, and the game will air at 3:25 PM (EST) on CBS.
The Chiefs got another big game from franchise superstar QB Pat Mahomes in Week 1. He completed 24 of 32 passes for 211 yards and a trio of TDs, along his way to an 88.8 QB rating. Clyde Edwards rushed 25 of the Chiefs’ 34 attempts for 138 yards an a touchdown, while Sammy Watkins led all receivers with 82 yards on a team-best seven catches. Travis Kelce caught six for 50 yards and a TD, while Tyreek Hill added 46 yards and one more touchdown.
The Chiefs led 17-7 at the half and scored 17 more in the second half despite allowing Houston 13 points in the game’s final quarter. The Chiefs forced the Texans into an interception but no fumbles, and considering the late scare, the Chiefs were happy enough to secure victory in Week 1. Look for Mahomes to potentially air out some longer passes in Week 2, as in the opener he failed to complete anything longer than 20 yards the duration of it. Harrison Butler completed 2 of 2 field goals and was 4 of 4 on PATs. Tommy Townsend did a great job punting with one touchback, one within the 20, and a long-punt of 54-yards.
Chiefs are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Chiefs are 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. AFC West.
Chiefs are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS win.
Chiefs are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 road games.
Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite.
Chiefs are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. AFC.
Chiefs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
The L.A. Chargers won Week 1 in a 16-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The team prevailed despite some struggles from Tyrod Taylor. He completed just 16 of 30 while throwing no touchdowns and suffering two sacks. He did not fare any better carrying the ball, rushing six times for seven total yards. Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley combined for 31 attempts between them, and Ekeler rushed for 84 yards while Kelley finished with 60 and a touchdown to his credit.
Hunter Henry and Mike Williams led the receivers with 73 and 69 yards, repetitively, though neither found the end zone and the lone TD to the Chargers’ credit came from Kelley’s rushing effort. Michael Badgley hit 3 of 4 field goals including a 43-yarder. Joe Reed provided a boost with his 46-yard kick return, though Desmond King was not worth much on his two punt returns totaling seven yards.
The Chargers will have a big task with the Kansas City offense but have enough issues on its own offensive agenda that coming within striking distance as 10-point road underdogs may be asking a bit much. Taylor will need to step up his production a lot in Week 2, and the Chargers must avoid costly turnovers that have held them from winning close ones in the recent past.
Chargers are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.
Chargers are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 home games.
Chargers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Chargers are 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games in September.
Chargers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as a home underdog.
Chargers are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. AFC.
Chargers are 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Chargers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Chargers are 1-4-3 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Chargers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.