2022 NFL Week 2 Betting Analysis Chargers vs Chiefs Odds and Prediction

2022 NFL Week 2 Betting Analysis: Chargers vs Chiefs Odds and Prediction

NFL Week 2 kicks off on Thursday when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs head into their second game of the season after a stunning 44-21 blow out victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The Chargers head into their game after beating the rival Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 in their first game. Will Kansas City show why many believe they’re the NFL’s best team? Will the Bolts step it up and keep this closer than the spread? Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL TNF LA Chargers at Kansas City Analysis and Odds Preview | Week 2 Betting Predictions

NFL Week 2 Chargers versus Chiefs Match Info and Odds

  • When: Thursday, Sep. 15 at 8:20 pm ET 
  • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO 
  • TV / Streaming: Amazon Prime Video
  • ATS Odds: Kansas City -4.5 
  • Money Line Odds: LAC +155 / Kansas City -22   
  • Over/Under Odds: 54.5   

Why bet on LAC versus Kansas City?

The Chargers boast both a solid offense and a great defense. On offense, Justin Herbert threw for 279 yards and 3 TDs without a pick. Herbert completed 26-of-34. Los Angeles’ offensive line kept Herbert’s jersey clean by not allowing a sack. 

On defense, the Chargers dominated. The Bolts sacked Vegas QB Derek Carr 5 times and forced 3 Carr interceptions. 

Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 355.0
  • Passing Yards: 279.0
  • Rushing Yards: 76.0
  • Points Scored: 24.0
  • Turnovers: 0

Los Angeles Chargers Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 320.0
  • Passing Yards: 256.0
  • Rushing Yards: 64.0
  • Points Scored: 19.0
  • Takeaways: 3

Why bet on Kansas City versus LAC?

Versus the Arizona Cardinals, a playoff team last season, Patrick Mahomes was unstoppable. The KC quarterback completed 30-of-39 passes for 360 yards. Mahomes threw 5 touchdowns. Not only that, but the Chiefs also showed they can rush the football. 

Kansas City ran for 128 yards from 27 carries, a 4.7 per carry average. The defense sacked Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray twice and held Murray to 193 passing yards. 

Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 488.0
  • Passing Yards: 360.0
  • Rushing Yards: 128.0
  • Points Scored: 44.0
  • Turnovers: 1

Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 282.0
  • Passing Yards: 179.0
  • Rushing Yards: 103.0
  • Points Scored: 21.0
  • Takeaways: 0

Chargers at Chiefs Relevant Trends

  • Chargers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win
  • LAC is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Kansas City
  • Chargers are 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record
  • Over is 4-0 in LAC’s last 4 games on a Thursday 
  • Chiefs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on grass
  • Kansas City is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games
  • Over is -1 in Kansas City’s last 9 games 

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs Final Betting Prediction

Most of the trends imply a Kansas City win and cover except for one. The Chargers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Kansas City, which tells us that LAC steps it up when they face the Chiefs on the road.

But more important than the trend is the inflated spread. Kansas City looked fantastic versus a team that has zero pass rush. The Cardinals didn’t play J.J. Watt. Outside of Watt, Arizona can’t pressure quarterbacks.

So Mahomes had what seemed like hours behind the line of scrimmage to find open receivers. Patrick is going to have to evade the Bolts’ pass rush on Thursday night. Joey Bosa and Kahlil Mack are two of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

Not only that, but Justin Herbert was on fire versus a better defense than the one Mahomes faced. Justin will have a good shot to outduel Patrick on Thursday night. 

The inflated line makes the Bolts an easy play against the spread. But why not go for the money? The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs straight up. 

NFL Week 2 Pick: Los Angeles Chargers +155 


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