Kansas City Chiefs Vs LA Chargers NFL Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds
December 11, 2018
Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season begins Friday afternoon Australian time with a showdown between the top two teams in the AFC: the Kansas City Chiefs and the LA Chargers. With just three games left till the playoffs, the Chiefs (11-2) will seal the top seed and guarantee themselves home advantage through the playoffs if they beat the Chargers (10-2).
- Chiefs to win @1.56 with Bet365 T&C's apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- Chiefs to win + match points total of 57 or more @2.75 with Unibet T&Cs apply Visit T&Cs Apply
Chiefs Have the Form Line
KC are 9-0 when starting as match favourites this season, 6-0 at home, and, perhaps most importantly, 2-0 since they cut star running back Kareem Hunt after a video of him kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel room went public. With that said, they’ve done it tough these past two games, winning 40-33 at the struggling Oakland Raiders and 27-24 in overtime at home against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chargers are in good form too. They’ve won nine of their last 10 games, including their last four away from home. They’ve beaten two playoff contenders on the road: Pittsburgh and Seattle. But despite the Chargers’ track record, there’s a reason the Chiefs are a clear favourite here, with bet365 offering 1.56 on Kansas City to win, and -3.5 points in line betting.
Battle of Two NFL Strategies
For much of this season, the Chiefs have been in a race with the NFC’s New Orleans Saints and LA Rams to see who can score the most. The Chiefs are scoring 36.2 points per game and conceding 29.3. The Chargers are scoring 28.2 and conceding 20.8, making them the league’s fifth-stingiest defence.
Can the Chargers do to the Chiefs what the Chicago Bears did to the Rams on Monday? The Bears conceded just six points as they forced the Rams to abandon their running game.
Kansas City’s lowest score this season has been 26 points, and if they’re allowed to play their attacking game, they’ll surely win. Unibet is paying 2.75 on a Chiefs win and a match points total of 57 or more. The Chargers will be relying on their defence to win. Unibet is paying 5.00 for a Chargers victory and points total of 56 or less.