The Los Angeles Chargers are short one key running back after an injury in Week 14 forced Andre Williams to have season-ending surgery. The Chiefs won’t shed any tears over the news as they battle to break a tie for first place in the AFC West. On the road this season, the Chargers are currently 3-3 straight up and 4-1-1 against the spread, while the Chiefs are both 4-2 SU and ATS when playing on the comfortable turf of Arrowhead Stadium.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs NFL Week 15 Game on December 16 2017
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
When: Saturday, December 16, 8:25 PM EST
Line: Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5) vs Kansas City Chiefs(+1.5) – view all 2017 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: NFL
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (7-6)
The Los Angeles Chargers got off to a slow start to the season, but they are playing much better football now, and come into this game with all kinds confidence. They come into this game having won four games in a row, and they have covered the spread in three of those four games. The only game they didn’t cover was the game against the Browns, one that they won 19-10.
In their last game the Chargers dominated the Washington Redskins and that led to a 30-10 victory, and set up this huge showdown. Phillip Rivers has played really well once again this year. He has thrown for 3611 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Over the last three games he has thrown for at least 319 yards and six touchdowns.
If they want to win this game he is going to need to have another good performance against a Chiefs team that has struggled on the defensive side at times. On the defensive side of the ball, the Los Angeles Chargers have been surprisingly good. Coming into this game they are giving up only 17.3 points per game. Over the last three games they have given up 13 points or less.
Betting on the Kansas City Chiefs (7-6)
On the other side of this match up is the Kansas City Chiefs who have had a really up and down season, and the coaching staff might be coaching for their jobs in this game If they lose this game they are going to have a hard time winning the division, and that might be enough to cost Andy Reid his job.
The Chiefs had lost four games in a row before winning their last game against the Oakland Raiders. The offense and defense finally played a good game in the same game and that led to a 26-15 victory. A lot of the blame for the struggles have been played on Alex Smith, but he has really had a good season. He has thrown for 3507 yards, 23 touchdowns and five interceptions.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs are going to need to be good in this game, and find a way to slow down Phillip Rivers. They can’t let this game become too high scoring, or they will have problems winning.
The Chargers are playing better football coming into this game, and they will have a lot of success in this game. I think the Chiefs will struggle on defense and that will lead to the Chargers winning the game. Pick: Chargers (-1.5)
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