Chargers vs. Chiefs Total Prediction
The Los Angeles Chargers can still win the AFC West but they need to knock off the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. With the total sitting in the low-50s, will the division rivals generate enough points to push the combined score over the total?
301 Los Angeles Chargers at 302 Kansas City Chiefs
8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Chiefs are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Chargers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 53 points. As of this writing, 69% of the public betting tickets are on the Chiefs to cover the point spread.
Los Angeles Chargers
Melvin Gordon (knee) remained sidelined at Monday's practice. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said on Sunday that Gordon "could play" Thursday night in Week 15 against the Chiefs. One of us "could" also win the lottery. Gordon hasn't seemed particularly close to a return and is now on a short week. With Austin Ekeler (neck) also sidelined Monday, rookies Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome are the Chargers' current healthy running backs.
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill (heel, wrist) did not practice Monday. Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) also was sidelined Monday after both players were hurt Sunday against the Ravens. Ultimately, both are expected to play Thursday night against the Chargers, though Hill is less than 100 percent.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the Chargers’ last five games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The over is 4-0 in the Chiefs’ last four games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The under is 8-1 in the Chargers’ last nine divisional games, is 5-2 in their last seven games overall and 4-1 in their last five games played on Thursday. On the other side, the under is 24-8 in the Chiefs’ last 32 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, is 48-21-1 in their last 70 home games and has cashed in seven of their last 10 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NFL Week 15 Prediction: Chargers/Chiefs under 53