Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs : The Los Angeles Chargers (10-3) head to Kansas City for a key AFC West clash against the Chiefs (11-2) on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff from Arrowhead Stadium is set for 5:20pm PT.
== MATCH INFO ==
NFL Football Week – 15
Team : Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date : Thursday, December 13
Start Time : 8:20 Pm Et
Two AFC squads vying for the conference’s top seed clash on Thursday Night Football when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Los Angeles Chargers in a contest rife with playoff implications. Back in Week 1, the Chiefs rolled the Chargers 38-28 and have been atop the AFC West ever since. But with a victory in Arrowhead, Los Angeles can forge a first-place tie. Kansas City is a 3.5-point home favorite, while the Over-Under is 53 in the latest Chargers vs. Chiefs odds. Before you make any Chargers vs. Chiefs picks and Thursday Night Football predictions, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
The advanced computer model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 15 on a blistering 16-3 run. For the season, it is now 30-12 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-46. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model finished Week 14 at 139-67 on the season, ranking in the top two on NFLPickWatch.com. Anyone who has followed it is way, way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Chiefs vs. Chargers. We can tell you it’s leaning Under, but it’s also generated a point-spread pick that’s hitting over 50 percent of the time. You can only see that one at SportsLine.
The model has factored in that the Chiefs’ offense continues to roll despite a near-home loss on Sunday to the Ravens. Spencer Ware filled in admirably for recently-released running back Kareem Hunt. He notched 126 yards from scrimmage, including 75 yards rushing, and was a constant pass-catching threat out of the backfield. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill continues to stretch the field vertically, netting a spectacular 17.0 yards per reception. He’s among the league leaders in both yards (1,258) and touchdown catches (11).
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains an MVP front-runner after his amazing fourth-down completion to Hill deep in the fourth quarter that led to the tying touchdown. He has tossed an incredible 43 touchdowns for 4,300 yards. He’s also scrambled for over 200 yards and two more scores.But just because the Chargers dropped their first game against the Chiefs doesn’t mean they can’t cover the Thursday Night Football spread.