Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers - 12/16/21 NFL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers (8-5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (9-4)

Game Info: Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 8:20 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Chargers +3 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to the StubHub Center in LA where they will face their AFC West Rivals in the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. The Chargers enter this game 8-5 overall and are one game behind the Chiefs for the AFC West lead

The Chiefs are coming off of an easy victory against the Las Vegas Raiders in their last game with a final score of 48-9. Patrick Mahomes completed 20 of 24 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns in game that KC had from the opening kick

Mahomes and the Chiefs have been coming into form as they have won 6 games in a row after a rocky start to the season. Patrick Mahomes has 3,641 passing yards this season for 27 touchdowns on 12 interceptions for the Chiefs as they try to make it back to the Super Bowl. He has a QBR of 57.3. 

The Chiefs offense averages 389.6 yards a game which is 4th in the league. They are scoring 27 points per game as they give up 361.7 yards and 20.6 points per game to their opponents. 

The Chargers are coming off a win against the NY Giants in their last game. Justin Herbert completed 23 of 31 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Herbert is putting together an impressive season for the Chargers. He has hit 338 of 504 passes for 3,822 yards with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the year. He has a QBR of 67.5 which is 2nd amongst starting quarterbacks. 

The Chargers offense averages 385 yards a game which is 6th in the league. They are scoring 27 points per game as they give up 348 yards and 25.8 points per game to their opponents.

The Chargers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog. The Chargers are also 7-20 ATS in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC. The Chiefs have reached playoff form as they are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. This line is short  as the Chargers have a lot to play for but they have seen too much success and are due for a loss. KC on the other hand, must prove that it can be dominant after starting the year slow. I like KC to win and cover the spread in this one as they reassert their place at the top of the league.

Clayton’s Pick Chiefs -3

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