Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/13/2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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The Los Angeles Chargers travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
The Chargers have an ATS record of 7-6-0 while their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 8-4-1 and they are 8-4-1 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 7-6-0 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-4-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-4-1 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
12/10/18 RB Austin Ekeler Stinger is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Kansas City
12/10/18 RB Melvin Gordon Knee is questionable Thursday vs Kansas City
12/09/18 NT Brandon Mebane Personal is questionable Thursday vs Kansas City
12/09/18 TE Sean Culkin Back is questionable Thursday vs Kansas City
12/09/18 CB Trevor Williams Knee is questionable Thursday vs Kansas City
11/13/18 LB Denzel Perryman Knee is out for season
10/31/18 LB Kyzir White Knee IR
09/20/18 CB Craig Mager Hamstring IR
09/04/18 WR Artavis Scott Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Austin Roberts Knee IR
08/19/18 S Jaylen Watkins ACL IR
08/03/18 TE Hunter Henry Knee IR
07/27/18 CB Jason Verrett Achilles IR
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
12/10/18 DB Eric Berry Heel is upgraded to probable Thursday vs LA Chargers
12/10/18 WR Sammy Watkins Foot is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs LA Chargers
12/10/18 RB Spencer Ware Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs LA Chargers
12/10/18 WR Tyreek Hill Heel is probable Thursday vs LA Chargers
12/09/18 OL Cam Erving Knee injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs LA Chargers
11/30/18 RB Kareem Hunt Suspension has been released
10/23/18 OL Jordan Devey Undisclosed IR
10/23/18 LB Terrance Smith Knee IR
10/13/18 WR De'Anthony Thomas Leg IR
10/10/18 DB Armani Watts Undisclosed IR
10/10/18 OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Fibula IR
09/04/18 WR Byron Pringle Hamstring IR
09/04/18 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 366. They have run 766 plays this season for 5,081 yards, which ranks them 4th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 4th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 1,587 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 329 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 92 times for 797 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. Philip Rivers has thrown for 3,638 yards this season. He has completed 284 passes on 409 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.4%. His quarterback rating is 114.5. He averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 12.8 yards per completion.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 270. They have surrendered a total of 4,314 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 284 passes on 444 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, placing them 12th and 7th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense has also given up a total of 2,922 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 318 attempts for 1,392 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. The Chargers have committed 78 penalties for 623 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.8% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 30. They've accumulated 325 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 9th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 73 yards. They have returned 24 kicks for 561 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 23.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this year. They are 7th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,119. The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 23, which is 26th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.1%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers have made 81% of their extra points, going 29 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,035 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42.4 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 1,542 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 324 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 115 times for 961 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. They are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 471. They have run 829 plays this year for 5,687 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.9 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 322 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Patrick Mahomes has completed 322 throws while attempting 482 passes for a completion percentage of 66.8%. He has passed for 4,300 yards this year. He averages 13.4 yards per completion and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.2.
The Chiefs rush defense has given up 328 attempts for 1,662 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 93 penalties for 789 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 42% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 351. They have given up a total of 5,325 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 338 throws on 532 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Chiefs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,663 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 24 field goals this season and made 21, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.5%. Kansas City kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 54 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,646 yards on 37 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 258 punt return yards and are averaging 12.3 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 91 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 731 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 24.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 97 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,831.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers +3.5
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