Chargers vs Chiefs 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick

Chargers vs Chiefs 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick

Written by on December 27, 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to cap off their regular season in style when they host the reeling Los Angeles Chargers in their Week 17 AFC West divisional matchup. Kansas City could be shooting for the No. 2 seed in the upcoming AFC playoffs, although the likely scenario is that they stay in the No. 3 spot. Either way, the Chiefs will be looking to avoid the upset against their longtime rivals in order to hit the postseason on a red-hot roll.

Chargers vs Chiefs 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Cloudy: 6°C/43°F
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Precipitation: 20%
  • Wind: 13 mph W
  • Cloud Cover: 84%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On the LA Chargers?

The best reason to back the Bolts in this regular season finale is because they’re getting nine points and have covered the spread at a high rate on on the road by going 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games.

The bad news is that the Chargers have lost two straight and five of their last six including a 24-17 home loss against Oakland last weekend. L.A. is ranked an uninspiring 21st in scoring (21.1 ppg), but respectable 12th in points allowed (20.9 ppg). Los Angeles has gone 3-4 on the road this season.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 21.07
  • Total Yards: 367.54
  • Pass Yards: 277.87
  • Rush Yards: 89.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 20.93
  • Total Yards: 311.53
  • Pass Yards: 202.00
  • Rush Yards: 109.53

Why Bet On Kansas City?

The Chiefs may have clinched their fourth straight AFC West title, but they can still get the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win and a Patriots home loss against Miami.

Kansas City has won five straight including an emphatic 2603 win over Chicago last weekend while covering the chalk in each of their last five.  More importantly, Kansas City has limited the opposition to nine points or less in three of their last five while not allowing more than 17 points in any contest.

The Chiefs average a healthy, 28.0 points per game (4th) while limiting the opposition to an encouraging 19.1 points per contest defensively (7th). Kansas City has gone 6-1 at home entering Week 17.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 28
  • Total Yards: 381.87
  • Pass Yards: 288.07
  • Rush Yards: 93.80
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 19.13
  • Total Yards: 348.53
  • Pass Yards: 219.00
  • Rush Yards: 129.53

NFL Week 17 Betting for Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs

  • Chargers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Chargers are 1-5 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of LA Chargers’ last 6 games
  • Chiefs are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Chiefs are 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games

Chargers vs Chiefs Expert Analysis and Prediction

The Chiefs might not play Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and many of their other starters for very long in this mostly meaningless affair, but I don’t think it’s going to matter one way or the other who gets the lion’s share of the snaps for the Chiefs in this matchup. Kansas City is the better team on both sides of the ball, they’re playing at home and definitely want to extend their winning ways. The Chargers could be moving on from longtime franchise quarterback Philip Rivers after this season and they just don’t have much to play for in this matchup.

The Chargers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings against the Chiefs, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games against their AFC counterparts and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against their AFC West division rivals. With the Chiefs going a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Week 17 games and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games against their AFC West division rivals, I like K.C. to win and narrowly cover the spread!

Pick: Chiefs 31 Chargers 21

 

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