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Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 15

By Squawka NFL

Published: 14:18, 16 December 2021

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) are favored by 3 points as they fight to keep their six-game winning streak going in a matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers (8-5) on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at SoFi Stadium. The point total is 52 for the game.

Chiefs vs Chargers predictions

Squawka predictions for Chiefs vs Chargers
ATS Total Score prediction
Chargers (+3) Under (52) Chiefs 26 Chargers 24

Last three results

Chiefs recent betting insights

  • Over its past three games, Kansas City has covered the spread each time, and is 3-0 overall.
  • In Kansas City’s past three games, it has hit the over once.
  • The Chiefs’ scoring average over the last three games is 2.0 points lower than the 52 total given for this matchup.

Chargers recent betting insights

  • Los Angeles has covered the spread twice, and is 2-1 overall, over its past three contests.
  • In Los Angeles’ past three games, it has gone over the total twice.
  • The Chargers total over the last three games is 5.2 points fewer than the 52 total given for this matchup.

Chiefs vs Chargers head-to-head

In the past five matchups between these two teams, Kansas City holds a 3-2 advantage over Los Angeles. In those games against the Chiefs, the Chargers have a 2-0 record against the spread with those games outpacing the total on one occasion. Kansas City outscored Los Angeles 127-125 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Chiefs vs Chargers betting odds

Chiefs vs Chargers betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Chiefs -3 -105 -115 52 -110 -110

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Chiefs vs Chargers betting insights

Chiefs trends

  • Kansas City has registered a 6-8-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Chiefs have an ATS record of 5-8 when playing as at least 3-point favorites.
  • Games involving Kansas City have hit the over six times out of 14 chances this season.
  • The Chiefs rack up just 1.2 more points per game (27.0) than the Chargers surrender (25.8).
  • Kansas City is 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall this season when the team scores more than 25.8 points.
  • The Chiefs rack up 41.6 more yards per game (389.6) than the Chargers give up per outing (348.0).
  • In games that Kansas City picks up more than 348.0 yards, the team is 5-6 against the spread and 7-3 overall.

Chargers trends

  • Los Angeles is 7-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Chargers are 2-1 ATS when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total six times this year.
  • The Chargers put up 27.0 points per game, 6.4 more than the Chiefs surrender (20.6).
  • Los Angeles is 6-2 against the spread and 7-1 overall when the team scores more than 20.6 points.
  • The Chargers rack up 23.5 more yards per game (385.2) than the Chiefs allow (361.7).
  • In games that Los Angeles picks up over 361.7 yards, the team is 6-3 against the spread and 7-2 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Chiefs and Chargers
Chiefs Stats Chargers
287.7 Pass yards 294.0
263.7 Pass yards against 222.5
111.7 Rush yards 104.9
109.7 Rush yards against 140.7
0 Turnover differential +3

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Player betting tips

Chiefs top players

  • Patrick Mahomes II has put up 3,642 passing yards (280.2 per game) with a 65.5% completion percentage (329-for-502) while registering 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also has 270 yards on the ground via 52 attempts and two rushing touchdowns.
  • Mahomes has had a passing touchdown in 10 of 13 games this year, with multiple passing TDs in eight of them.
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire has churned out a team-leading 458 rushing yards (57.3 per game) plus three touchdowns.
  • Edwards-Helaire has run for a touchdown in two games this season, including one contest with multiple touchdowns.
  • Tyreek Hill has 90 catches (on 131 targets) and leads the team with 1,030 receiving yards (79.2 per game) while hauling in eight touchdowns.
  • In five of 13 games this season, Hill has had a receiving touchdown (and two games with multiple touchdown catches).
Select player props for the Kansas City Chiefs
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Patrick Mahomes II 294.5 (-116) 2.5 (+102) 19.5 (-113)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 60.5 (-112) 16.5 (-105)
Tyreek Hill 4.5 (-122) 79.5 (-111)

Chargers top players

  • This year Justin Herbert has racked up 3,822 passing yards (294.0 per game) while going 338-for-504 (67.1%) and throwing for 30 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He has added a team-high 268 rushing yards on 48 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Austin Ekeler has churned out a team-high 730 rushing yards (56.2 per game) and scored nine touchdowns. He has added 58 catches for 535 yards, also tops on the team, with seven receiving touchdowns.
  • This year Mike Williams has 61 receptions and leads the team with 915 yards (70.4 per game) while hauling in seven touchdowns.
  • Jared Cook has collected 408 yards on 38 receptions with four touchdowns, averaging 31.4 yards per game.
Select player props for the Los Angeles Chargers
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Justin Herbert 301.5 (-115) 2.5 (+108) 21.5 (-106)
Austin Ekeler 59.5 (-114) 42.5 (-114)
Mike Williams 66.5 (-111)

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