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Road Warrior Chiefs Visit Fast-Fading Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs look for their eighth straight road win when they visit the Los Angeles Chargers for a Week 3 matchup at StubHub Center. The Chiefs improved to 2-0 with last week’s 27-20 win over Philadelphia as 4.5-point home favorites, while the Chargers are winless SU and ATS in seven straight following a 19-17 loss to Miami as 3.5-point home chalk.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Chargers’ last 10 games in the late afternoon.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Chiefs’ last 10 games in September.
  • The Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Chargers.

The Chiefs opened the season in impressive fashion by knocking off the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots 42-27 as 8-point road underdogs. Favored for just the second time in its past six road dates, Kansas City is 8-0 SU and ATS in its past eight as road chalk.

Conversely, the Chargers have lost five straight at home, both SU and ATS. Los Angeles is also just 1-14 SU against divisional rivals. However, the Chargers have occasionally managed to contain visiting offenses, holding opponents to fewer than 20 points in six of 11 home dates, including two of their past three.

Kansas City has dominated in head-to-head meetings with the Chargers, winning six straight and covering in five of seven. The Chiefs have also won three road dates with Los Angeles, including a 37-27 win as 5.5-point chalk in Week 17, averaging 31 points per game during that stretch. However, the OVER has prevailed just once during that stretch.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at 3 for the host Los Angeles Chargers earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 45.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

OddsShark NFL prediction models pointed to a 23-20 result in favor of the Chiefs on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles will face the 2-0 Kansas City Chiefs, who own a 2-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Chargers are 1-1 so far this season while the Chiefs are 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Chargers-Chiefs odds would favor the Chiefs if the betting lines were set according to power rankings. Los Angeles is rated No. 24 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Chiefs sit at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Chargers' No. 19-ranked offense (19 PPG) against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that ranks No. 25 at 23.5 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 254 yards per game, less than the Chiefs give up through the air (273 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Kansas City Chiefs own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 124 yards per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Travis Kelce hauled in 8 passes for 103 yards against the Philadelphia defense in the team's last game, leading Kansas City over the Eagles 27-20 on Sunday.

Philip Rivers' 331-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Miami earned a 19-17 win over Los Angeles on Sunday at StubHub Center.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Chargers is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Chargers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Chargers' last 6 games
  • LA Chargers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Washington, Monday, October 2
Los Angeles home to Philadelphia, Sunday, October 1