Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 11/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 11
Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (+5.5)
SoFi Stadium is the site where the Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) will play the Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) on Sunday. Kansas City opens this game as 5.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 50.
The Kansas City Chiefs head into this matchup 7-2 this year. When they last took the field, the Chiefs took the field against the Jaguars and notched a win by a score of 27-17. Patrick Mahomes connected on 26/35 with 331 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 129.6 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Travis Kelce held an average of 13.5 yards per reception by tallying 81 yards on 6 receptions. Isiah Pacheco was the best rusher for the Chiefs with 16 attempts for 82 yards (5.1 yards per carry). In the game, they had 62 plays which gave them a total of 486 yards. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up rushing 27 different times and had 155 yds, which earned them an average of 5.7 yds per carry. In the running game, the Chiefs gave up 75 yards on 16 tries, which averages out to 4.7 yds per rush allowed. Kansas City conceded 29 pass completions on 40 attempts for 240 yds, and a completion percentage of 72.5%.
The Chiefs have earned 3,808 total yards for the season. Kansas City has 155 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 47 infractions for 439 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Kansas City has earned 25 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 times (7 picks and 5 fumbles lost). As a unit they're maintaining an average of 109.2 yards via the ground game ranking them 20th in the NFL. Regarding scoring, the Kansas City Chiefs are averaging 30.0 PPG.
When it comes to passing yards, the Chiefs have given up 2,236 yards which has them ranked 21st in the league. They have surrendered 248.4 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.9%. Overall, they are conceding 347.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 16th in football. They have conceded 19 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 99.0 yards on the ground per game for the season. In total, they have conceded 891 yards via the ground game in 9 contests. The Chiefs sit in 19th in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 22.9 PPG.
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The Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 5-4 for this season. In their last game, the Chargers took a defeat with a final score of 22-16 against the 49ers. Austin Ekeler ran the football 6 times for 24 yards, walking away from the game with 4.0 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Austin Ekeler was the top contributor in the passing game for the Chargers, catching 7 footballs for 39 yards (5.6 yds per reception). Justin Herbert (1 TD) finished the game with 196 yds on 21/35 through the air while his quarterback rating was 73. He tossed 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.6 yards. Los Angeles relinquished 41 rush attempts for 157 yards (3.8 yards per carry). The Chargers passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 67.9%, surrendering 230 yards on 19 for 28 passing. The Chargers finished the game with a total of 238 yards while they ran 56 plays (4.3 yds per play). Los Angeles ran the football for 3.2 yards per attempt, totaling 51 yards on 16 attempts.
The Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 350.2 yards per outing ranking them 15th in the league. They average 84.9 run yards per game and have rushed for 764 yards overall. The Los Angeles offense has 387 yds of penalties on 47 violations, which is 28th in football in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 6 picks while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to tally 118 1st downs. For the season thus far, the Chargers have a total of 2,388 passing yards along with holding an average of 265.3 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 5th in football. In relation to putting points on the board, the Chargers are ranked 16th in football by scoring 22.2 points per game.
The Chargers are conceding 25.3 points per game, which has them sitting 29th in the league. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass and 209.3 yards/outing, which has them ranked 13th in the NFL. This season, they have surrendered 228 total points. Los Angeles has allowed the opposition a total of 1,321 rushing yards (146.8 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns rushing this year. The Chargers defense has been on the field for 551 plays, which ranks them 8th in the NFL. Their defense has 12 takeaways (5 fumbles and 7 picks) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chiefs -5.5
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