Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: Line and Betting Trends for Week 17

Written by on January 3, 2021

The Los Angeles Chargers (6-9) bring a three-game winning streak into a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (14-1), winners of 10 straight, on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Arrowhead Stadium. Los Angeles is a 4.5-point favorite in the game. The point total is set at 42.5 for the game.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Kansas City, MO
  • Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
Place a bet on the Chargers or the Chiefs in their Week 17 matchup.

Betting Information

Chargers vs Chiefs Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Chargers -4.5 -110 -110 42.5 -110 -110 -235 195

Chargers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles has put together an 8-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Chargers are just 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • Most of Los Angeles’ games this year — eight out of 15 — have hit the over (53.3%).
  • The Chargers average points scored this season (23.1) and the Chiefs points allowed (21.6) are within 1.5 points of each other.
  • In games where Los Angeles score at least 23.1 points this season, they are 3-4 overall and 4-3 against the spread.
  • Kansas City is 9-0 overall and 6-3 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 21.6 points.
Bet on the Chargers to win the Super Bowl.

Chiefs Betting Insights

  • Kansas City has a losing 7-8 record against the spread.
  • The Chiefs are just 5-7 ATS when an underdog by at least 4.5 points.
  • Most of Kansas City’s games this year — eight out of 15 — have failed to go over the point total (53.3%).
  • The Chiefs, on average, score 3.1 more points per game this season (30.1) than the Chargers allow (27).
  • In games where Kansas City scores at least 30.1 points this season, they are 8-1 overall and 5-4 against the spread.
  • When Los Angeles allows opposing offenses to put 27 points or fewer on the scoreboard this year, they are 4-3 overall and 5-2 against the spread.
Bet on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Chargers vs Chiefs
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Chiefs (+4.5) Over (42.5) Chiefs 35 Chargers 16

Total Facts

  • The average point total for Chargers games this season is 7.6 more points than the total of 42.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Chiefs this season is 9.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.
  • The Chargers and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s over/under (42.5 points) in 73.3% of their games this season (11 of 15 opportunities).
  • Kansas City and its opponents have combined to score more than 42.5 points in 80% of their games this year (12 of 15 opportunities).
  • The Chargers and the Chiefs combine to average 10.7 more points per game than the over/under of 42.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 48.6 points per game, 6.1 more than the point total in this game.
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Chargers vs Chiefs: Last 5 Meetings

Kansas City has a 4-1 advantage over Los Angeles in the last five matchups between these two squads. The Chiefs are 2-1 against the spread in those games against the Chargers. Kansas City has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, totaling 144 points while Los Angeles scored 115.

Chargers vs Chiefs: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
9/20/2020 Chiefs Chargers -8.00 47.00 -360 +300 479-414 LAC 23-20 KC
12/29/2019 Chiefs Chiefs -9.5 45.5 -400 +340 366-336 LAC 31-21 KC
11/18/2019 Chiefs Chargers -5.5 52 -245 +210 438-310 LAC 24-17 KC
12/13/2018 N/A Chiefs N/A N/A N/A N/A 407-294 LAC 29-28 LAC
9/9/2018 N/A Chargers N/A N/A N/A N/A 541-362 LAC 38-28 KC

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • Los Angeles is 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 straight up over their last three contests.
  • The under has been familiar to Los Angeles. They have failed to reach the total two times in their last three outcomes.
  • The Chargers and their opponents have combined to score an average of 43 points in their last three games, 0.5 more than the 42.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • Kansas City has struggled to cover lately, going 1-2 against the spread and 3-0 straight up over their last three contests.
  • Kansas City has hit the over two times in their last three contests.
  • The Chiefs total over the last three games is 8.2 points greater than the 42.5 over/under listed for this matchup.

Injury Report

Chargers: OT Bryan Bulaga: Out (Foot), TE Virgil Green: Out (Ankle), C Mike Pouncey: Out (Hip), DE Melvin Ingram III: Out (Knee), CB Casey Hayward Jr.: Out (Hamstring), WR Keenan Allen: Out (Illness), SS Jahleel Addae: Out (Calf), OL Ryan Groy: Out (Illness), DE Joey Bosa: Out (Concussion), TE Hunter Henry: Out (Illness), FS Rayshawn Jenkins: Out (Ankle), OT Sam Tevi: Questionable (Knee), SS Derwin James: Out (Meniscus/illness), OLB Uchenna Nwosu: Out (Knee), OLB Malik Jefferson: Out (Shoulder), ILB Kyzir White: Out (Undisclosed), CB Brandon Facyson: Out (Illness), ILB Drue Tranquill: Out (Ankle)

Chiefs: G Kelechi Osemele: Out (Knee), OT Mitchell Schwartz: Out (Back), RB Le’Veon Bell: Questionable (Knee), OT Mike Remmers: Out (Back), WR Sammy Watkins: Out (Calf), LB Anthony Hitchens: Out (Illness), WR Tyreek Hill: Out (Hamstring), DE Taco Charlton: Out (Leg), DT Derrick Nnadi: Questionable (Knee), LB Dorian O’Daniel: Questionable (Ankle), ILB Emmanuel Smith: Out (Hamstring), LB Ben Niemann: Out (Hamstring), CB Alex Brown: Out (Torn Acl), RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Out (Ankle)


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