The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the playoffs no matter what happens in Week 17, but they are still in the running for the top seed in the AFC, so expect them to treat this rematch against the Los Angeles Chargers seriously. The Chargers, meanwhile, will look to avenge their loss to the Chiefs in Mexico weeks ago.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs NFL Regular Season Week 17 Game on December 29, 2019
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
When: Sunday, December 29, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Los Angeles Chargers (+8.5) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-8.5) – view all 2019 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (5-10)
The Chargers ended their stint in Carson with a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Chargers last Sunday. The Chargers, who will call the Hollywood Park their new home next season, got two rushing touchdowns from running back Melvin Gordon. However, the Chargers only got a measly 19 rushing yards on 16 carries from their backfield. Perhaps Gordon and company can do better in terms of yardage when they face the Chiefs again. The Chargers had 93 rushing yards on 19 carries (4.9 yards per carry) in the first meeting with the Chiefs this season, albeit in a 24-17 loss. The Chiefs are not the stoutest against the run, ranking 26th in the NFL in rushing defense. Still, the Chargers need a more inspiring performance from Rivers, who went 28 for 52 for 353 passing yards and a touchdown with four booming interceptions to the Chiefs.
The over is 2-1 in the Chargers’ last three games.
Betting on the Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)
The Chiefs scored their fifth victory in a row last Sunday by taking down the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, 26-3. It was a total dismantling of the Bears by Kansas City on both ends of the field. The Chiefs were ahead, 17-0, at the half, and not once showed any signs that they were going to give their lead up. Patrick Mahomes completed 23 of 33 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns, as he consistently hooked up with Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Kelce led the team with 74 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Hill had 72 receiving yards on five catches. Kelce was a big problem for the Chargers in the first meeting, as the tight end torched them for 92 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions and 10 targets. Running back LeSean McCoy sat out Week 16’s game against the Bears due to load management (thanks NBA), and could be held out again in the regular-season finale, though, the Chiefs still have the likes of Damien Williams, Spencer Ware, and Darwin Thompson to do work on the ground.
The Chiefs are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games.
The Chiefs win, 27-17.
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