Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/24/2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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The Kansas City Chiefs head to StubHub Center to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5. The Chiefs are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Chargers are 0-1-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 0-1-1 against the spread
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
09/18/17 OL Mitch Morse Foot expected to miss Sunday vs. LA Chargers
09/17/17 OL Parker Ehinger Knee "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
09/17/17 LB Reggie Ragland Knee "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
09/08/17 DB Eric Berry Achilles IR
09/07/17 DB Ashton Lampkin ACL IR
09/04/17 DB Steven Nelson Abdominal IR
09/02/17 LB Tamba Hali Undisclosed PUP
08/30/17 RB Spencer Ware Knee IR
07/30/17 LB Dadi Nicolas Knee PUP
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/18/17 T Joe Barksdale Foot "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/17/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/17/17 DE Jeremiah Attaochu Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/17/17 S Rayshawn Jenkins Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
09/05/17 WR Mike Williams Back out indefinitely
09/04/17 LB Denzel Perryman Ankle IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 69. They have run 116 plays this year for 881 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 7.6 yards per play, which is 1st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City has run for 297 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 46 times, averaging 6.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 20 times for 179 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. Alex Smith has passed for 619 yards this year. He's completed 49 throws while attempting 63 passes for a completion percentage of 77.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.1. He averages 12.6 yards per completion and 9.8 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas City is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 47. They have given up a total of 777 yards on D, which is 29th in the league. The Chiefs are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 41 throws on 82 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 15th and 30th in the league. The Kansas City pass defense has also surrendered a total of 546 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 52 attempts for 231 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. The Chiefs have had 10 penalties for 85 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in the league. They've allowed a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas City is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 18 punt return yards and are averaging 3.6 yards per return, which is 27th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 8 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 175 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 25 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,109. The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 25th in the league. Kansas City Chiefs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 489 yards on 11 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 108 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the NFL. They've run 36 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 96 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. They are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 38. They have run 110 plays this season for 616 yards, which ranks them 18th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 yards per completion. He has completed 53 passes on 72 attempts for a completion percentage of 73.6%. His quarterback rating is 106.4. He has thrown for 523 yards this season.
The Chargers rush defense has allowed 68 attempts for 251 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 8 penalties for 85 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the league. They are 17th in the league in points allowed on defense with 43. They have surrendered a total of 657 yards on D, which is 22nd in the NFL. The Los Angeles Chargers are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 41 passes on 62 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 16th and 11th in the National Football League. The Chargers pass defense has also given up a total of 406 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 1, which is 31st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25.0%. Los Angeles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 400 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 20 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 23 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 66 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 16.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 22 yards this year. They are 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 717.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chargers +3
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