Kansas City-Los Angeles NFL Prediction

NFL Kansas City Chiefs vs LA Chargers Prediction 1/7/2024

The Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers (5-11) on Sunday, January 7th. This game will be played at SoFi Stadium in SoFi Stadium and televised on CBS. The Chiefs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Chargers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Broncos. Kickoff is set for 4:25 ET.

Chiefs vs Chargers

The Chiefs Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Chiefs played host to the Bengals and won by a score of 25-17. The Chiefs were able to cover the spread vs. Cincinnati, as they went into the game favored by 7.

Patrick Mahomes wrapped up the game with 245 passing yards and a passer rating of 109. Overall, he completed 21 of 29 passes.

On the defensive front, the Chiefs allowed 263 yards of total offense to Cincinnati. Of these yards, 104 were gained on the ground, while the team’s secondary allowed 159 yards on 33 attempts.

Leading up to their matchup with the Chargers, the Chiefs are 10-6. They currently sit 1st in the AFC-West and are in 3rd place in the AFC.

With a scoring margin of +4.8, the Chiefs’ have achieved an ATS record of 8-7-1 so far. The average over/under line for Kansas City games this season is currently 46.6 points. They have an over/under record of 5-11 with an average margin against the over/under of -6.6.

Chiefs Injury Report

  • Gerrit Prince – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Nazeeh Johnson – Knee (Out)
  • Bryan Cook – Ankle (Out)
  • Skyy Moore – Knee (Out)
  • Kadarius Toney – Hip (Questionable)
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Illness (Questionable)
  • Prince Tega Wanogho – Quad (Out)
  • Jody Fortson – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jerick McKinnon – Groin (Out)
  • Donovan Smith – Neck (Questionable)

The Chargers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This week, the Chargers will look to bounce back from a 16-9 loss to the Broncos. With a 7-point loss, the Chargers added a loss to their ATS record as well. They were 3.5-point underdogs prior to the game.

For the game, quarterback Easton Stick attempted 38 passes and finished with 24 completions for 220. His passer rating for the game was 78.

On the defensive side, the Chargers allowed 313 yards of total offense to Denver. Among these yards, 101 were given up on the ground, while the team’s secondary gave up 212 yards through 32 attempts.

In the AFC-West standings, the Chargers are placed 4th with a record of 5-11. Within the AFC, Los Angeles holds the 15th spot as they approach week 18.

Taking a look at the Chargers’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at -3.2. This has resulted in an ATS record of 6-10. This season, the average over/under line for games involving Los Angeles is 45.3 points. They currently hold an over/under record of 5-11, and their average margin against the over/under is -0.3.

Chargers Injury Report

  • Corey Linsley – Heart (Out)
  • Nick Williams – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Keenan Allen – Heel (Questionable)
  • Joey Bosa – Foot (Questionable)
  • Mike Williams – Knee (Out)
  • Zack Bailey – Back (Out)
  • Justin Herbert – Finger (Out)
  • Will Clapp – Knee (Out)
  • Kenneth Murray Jr. – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Tanner Muse – Knee (Questionable)
  • Joshua Palmer – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Zion Johnson – Neck (Questionable)
  • Chris Rumph II – Foot (Out)
  • Raheem Layne – Knee (Out)
  • Andrew Trainer – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Amechi Uzodinma – Undisclosed (Out)

Chiefs Offense Breakdown

On the offensive front, the Chiefs are currently averaging 22.4 points per game, positioning them 11th in the NFL.

Kansas City currently ranks 2nd in passing attempts and has an average of 6.7 yards per attempt (8). With 252.7 passing yards per game, they are positioned 5th in the league.

The Chiefs are running the ball an average of 24.3 times per game and currently hold the 19th rank in rushing yards. Per attempt, they are averaging 4.2 yards.

Chargers Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Chargers have an average of 20.9 points per game, which positions them 18th in the NFL.

Los Angeles currently sits 5th in passing attempts and has an average of 6.4 yards per attempt (10). They are also ranked 13th in the league with 232.6 passing yards per game.

Looking at their ground game, the Chargers have been carrying the ball an average of 25.1 times per game and are 26th in rushing yards. They have an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt.

Chiefs Team Defense

On the defensive front, the Chiefs enter the game as the 10th ranked team in tackles for loss and 2nd in sacks. Their opponents are averaging 17.6 points per game against them, along with an average of 285.8 yards per contest.

Chargers Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Chargers hold the 10th position in tackles for loss and are ranked 5th in sacks. Opponents are managing to score an average of 24.1 points and gain 368.9 yards per game against them.

Chiefs vs Chargers Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Chiefs offense has averaged 22 points per game while allowing an average of 21. Kansas City posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-2-1 ATS.
  • In their last three games at home, the Chargers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 12 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Chiefs have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Chargers have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Los Angeles posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Chiefs vs Chargers Prediction

Based on their solid defensive performance against Cincinnati, I’m confident in rolling with Kansas City as the best bet to cover the spread this week, especially with the line at +1.5.

With the over/under line sitting at 36, my bet is to take the over. So far, Los Angeles have combined with their opponents to average 44.9 points per game, look for this game to surpass 36.

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