Free Week 3 Prediction: Chargers vs. Chiefs NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(1-1) Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)
Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
NFL Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Los Angeles +6.5 | Kansas City -6.5
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles +240 | Kansas City -285
NFL Week 3 NFL Betting Total: O/U 55
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Two great, young quarterbacks will be facing off on Sunday when Justin Herbert and the Chargers take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
To me, this is a matchup between the 2 best teams in the AFC West. It should be a thrilling one.
Kansas City is a 6.5 point favorite at most spots and I have seen some get to 7. The total seems to be staying at 55 for the moment.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers dropped to 1-1 on the year when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday by a score of 20-17. It was definitely a winnable game, but they ultimately fell short.
Justin Herbert was 31/41 on the day with 338 yards of passing. It seemed like he was trying to do too much at times, as he threw for 2 interceptions. He will need to be much sharper if he plans on beating the Chiefs on Sunday.
For as good as Herbert is and the amount of skill players they have, the offense has not been great through 2 games. Even in their week 1 victory, the unit only scored 20 points. I look for them to get back on track when going against this Kansas City defense.
I was impressed with the defense on Sunday, as they held one of the best offenses in football to 20 points. They certainly will have their work cut out for them when going against Mahomes & co.
An area that needs to get better is lack of penalties. Against Dallas, this team committed a total of 12 penalties for 99 yards. Some of them negated big time plays. You cannot be penzalied that many times and expect to win.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs lost a thriller to the Ravens on Sunday Night Football by a score of 36-35. They now sit at 1-1.
Their loss on Sunday is really one they should have won. Kansas City held a 35-24 lead after 3 quarters, but they did not score at all in the 4th quarter. Baltimore was able to claw back and get themselves an impressive victory.
Patrick Mahomes was 24/31 with 3 touchdown passes and 1 pick.
Travis Kelce had himself a big night, but Tyreek Hill was essentially a non-factor in the game. He had 3 receptions for 14 yards, a stat we are not used to seeing. I look for him to be more involved on Sunday against the Chargers.
The defense, which gave up a lot of points in week 1, had a tough time defending the Ravens, especially the running ability of Lamar Jackson, who ran the ball 16 times for 107 yards. This unit will only get tested more when they have to face Herbert and his cast of receivers.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Chargers are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games against Kansas City.
- Chargers are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent from the AFC West.
- Chargers are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games played in September.
- The total has gone over in 10 of the Chargers’ last 13 games on the road.
- Chiefs are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games.
- Chiefs are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games at home.
- Chiefs are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent from the AFC West.
- The total has gone over in 9 of the Chiefs’ last 12 games.
4* Free Week 3 NFL Betting Prediction: Kansas City SU
This is a matchup between 2 of the better quarterbacks in the sport. I expect it to be a very good and entertaining one. I feel that both teams will score plenty of points, but I have the Chiefs coming out on top in a close one. Los Angeles will have a very hard time slowing down Mahomes and I just do not feel they will be able to stop him consistently. Give me the Chiefs here.
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