Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 1/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 17
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City -1.5
Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (6-9) are headed to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Kansas City Chiefs (14-1). Kansas City opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 45.
The Los Angeles Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 6-9 this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Denver Broncos and won 19-16. Justin Herbert went 21/33 with 253 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Austin Ekeler paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 45 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per tote. Mike Williams was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 54 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 13.5 yards per reception for the game. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up rushing 20 times and added 89 yards which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 55 plays which added up to 316 yards. For the contest, the Chargers got 16 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 45 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles gave up 24 catches on 47 attempts for a total of 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.0%. On the ground, the Chargers gave up 133 yards on 28 tries which is an average of 4.8 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 396 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Chargers have earned 5,697 total yards this season. Offensively they're averaging 109.9 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 18th in the National Football League. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has compiled 28 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to scoring points, the Los Angeles Chargers have an average of 23.1 PPG. Concerning passing yards, the Chargers have surrendered 3,361 yards which ranks them 9th in the NFL. Over the course of this year, they are granting 348.5 yards per contest ranking them 12th in the NFL. The Chargers rank 24th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 27.0 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.6 yards per tote and 124.4 yards on the ground per game over the course of this year. In their 15 games played, they have conceded 224.1 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.0%. Overall, they have conceded 1,866 yards via the running game in 15 games.
The Chiefs step onto the field holding a record of 14-1 for this season. In their last game they played the Atlanta Falcons and won 17-14. Darrel Williams paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 46 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Travis Kelce was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 98 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 14.0 yards per catch for that contest. Patrick Mahomes went 24/44 with 278 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick in the game. The Kansas City Chiefs ran the ball a total of 21 times and racked up 117 yards which gave them an average of 5.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Chiefs earned 23 first downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 41 yards. On the day, they ran 66 plays which added up to 395 yards. When discussing the defense, Kansas City conceded 27 catches on 35 attempts for a total of 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. For the game, they conceded a total of 367 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Chiefs conceded 90 yards on 23 tries which is an average of 3.9 yards per carry allowed.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Chiefs are 2nd in the league by tallying 30.1 points per outing. For the season to this point, the Chiefs have thrown for a total of 4,637 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 309.1 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 1st in the league. They are averaging 116.5 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,748 yards for this year. The Kansas City Chiefs maintain an average of 425.7 yards per game which ranks them 1st out of all teams in the league. The Chiefs are ranked 6th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 21.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 121.3 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,819 rushing yards through 15 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Chiefs have surrendered 3,498 yards which has them ranked 15th in football. In their 15 games played this year, they have allowed 233.2 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 62.2%. During this campaign, they are giving up 354.5 yards/contest ranking them 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chargers +1.5
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