Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 9/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles +5.5
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs travel to SoFi Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 51.5.
The Kansas City Chiefs step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. In Week 1 they faced the Houston Texans and earned the win by a score of 34-20. Patrick Mahomes finished 24/32 with 211 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Clyde Edwards-Helaire paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 138 yards on 25 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per run. Sammy Watkins was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 82 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 11.7 yards per reception for the game. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up rushing 34 times and added 166 yards which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they finished with a total of 67 plays for 369 yards. For the contest, the Chiefs earned a total of 28 1st downs and they totaled 1 infraction for 5 yards. In terms of defense, Kansas City gave up 20 catches on 32 throws totaling 242 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. In the running game, the Chiefs gave up 118 yards on 22 carries which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 360 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Travis Kelce has snatched up 6,515 yards through the air in 97 games throughout his career. He has snatched 513 passes for an average of 12.7 yards per reception. His longest reception of his career went for 80 yds and he's been able to catch 71.2% of the passes thrown in his direction. Kelce (38 TD's through the air) has accumulated an average of 67.2 yards per contest receiving and he has 5.3 catches per contest in his career. So far in his career, Tyreek Hill has caught 33 touchdowns and has a long reception of 79 yards. His receptions per game and yards per contest average are 4.8 and 69.4 yards. He has a total of 4,161 yards with an average of 14.5 yards/reception. His catch percentage is 68.1% and he earned that by hauling in 286 out of the 420 passes that went in his direction. Tyreek Hill has taken the field in 60 games for his career.
The Chargers head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. Last week they faced the Cincinnati Bengals and won by a score of 16-13. Austin Ekeler led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 84 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 4.4 yards per run. Hunter Henry was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 73 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 14.6 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Chargers was Tyrod Taylor who went 16/30 with 208 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the football 39 times and racked up 155 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per rush. For the contest, the Chargers earned a total of 19 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 35 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 71 plays for 362 yards. When discussing the defense, Los Angeles conceded 23 completions on 36 attempts for a total of 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. Overall, they conceded 295 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Chargers conceded 122 yards on 28 attempts which means they had an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Keenan Allen (34 TD's through the air) has accumulated an average of 74.0 yards per game receiving and he averages 6.1 receptions per contest in his career. His longest reception of his career went for 54 yards and he's been able to catch 68.2% of the passes thrown to him. He has hauled in 528 passes for an average of 12.2 yards per catch. Allen has racked up 6,442 yards as a receiver in 87 games throughout his career. Thus far in his career, Henry has pulled in 17 TDs and has a long reception of 59 yards. His catches per contest and yards per contest average are 3.4 and 42.4 yards. He has tallied 1,782 yards with an average of 12.6 yards per catch. His caught pass percentage sits at 70.9% and he got there by pulling in 141 of the 199 throws that went his way. Hunter Henry has taken the field in 42 games throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chiefs -5.5
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