Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers
NFL Betting Prediction 9-24-17
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 24, 2017
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Betting Line: Kansas City -3.5, Total: 47.5
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 and are tied with the Broncos and the Raiders for first place in the AFC West. Alex Smith has completed 77.8 percent of his passes for 619 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions over the first two games. Rookie running back Kareem Hunt leads the league in rushing with 229 yards and he has scored five touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving). This is the regular season and Andy Reid is one of the best regular season coaches in the NFL.
The Chargers are in an early must win game after losing their first two games by a combined five points. These are the Chargers (the Los Angeles Clippers of football) and they do find a way to lose. This year it has been because of field goal failures. But, I have a feeling even if the field goals were made they would have found some other way to lose the games. Phillip Rivers has completed 73.6 percent of his passes for 523 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Receiver Keenan Allen has caught 14 passes this season but is averaging only 9.6 yards per reception.
Chiefs vs Chargers 9-24-17 Betting Prediction
Both teams will be without a top defensive back and both quarterbacks will be able to take advantage of that. Close games usually come down to which quarterback makes the fewest mistakes and special teams play. In both of these the Chiefs have the advantage. But, the 3.5 points should be enough for a cover. The bet I really like in this one is the over.