NFL Week 11 Betting Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers Spread

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on November 18, 2022
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For the second week in a row, the Los Angeles Chargers find themselves playing on Sunday Night Football. This week, the 5-4 Chargers host the Kansas City Chiefs, who are 7-2. The Chiefs Chargers spread has Kansas City as road favorites and on the moneyline with LA to win the game. The total is set at .

The Chiefs beat the Chargers by three in primetime earlier this season, and the Chargers will be looking for revenge.

Chiefs Chargers Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

This Chiefs Chargers spread table effectively shows all the legal sportsbook Sunday Night Football odds for each of the three main markets – spreads, totals, and moneylines – so that bettors can know what they’re getting is the best price. Just use the dropdown menu to toggle between the type of bet you want, and then make sure you’re getting the best price when you bet.

If you’re looking at spreads, getting an extra half point on either side can make or break the difference, and getting the best side of a total points market can be crucial as well. When it comes to Moneyline betting, you always want to get the best number possible – all three things that the easy comparison points of the odds table allow.

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Chiefs vs. Chargers Player Props

The props tool enables bettors to effectively track Chiefs Chargers odds across sportsbooks for every player prop, to make sure that bettors aren’t missing out on a better total, or a better value, on a player prop.

Whether it’s getting a total you want to bet an Over on 5 yards lower, or a line where you have to pay less juice, the Props tool enables bettors to make sure they’re not missing out on the best available SNF odds.

Chiefs vs. Chargers Betting News & Angles

Chiefs Vs. Chargers Weather

The weather report for Inglewood on Sunday is dry (scattered clouds) and calm (8 mph winds), with a high temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (as of 4:15 PM on November 17).

Chiefs Vs. Chargers Injury Report

Kansas City Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Andrew WylieOGElbowProbable70.2
L’Jarius SneedCBKneeQuestionable69.2
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWRIllnessQuestionable52.4
JuJu Smith-SchusterWRConcussionQuestionable49.4
Mecole HardmanWRAbdomenQuestionable39.1
Jerick McKinnonRBHamstringQuestionable38.7
Isaih PachecoRBQuadProbable24.4
Chris LammonsCBConcussionQuestionable21.7

Los Angeles Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Trey PipkinsOTKneeQuestionable69.9
Mike WilliamsWRAnkleQuestionable64.1
DeAndre CarterWRRibsQuestionable59.3
Gerald EverettTEGroinQuestionable42.2
Chris Rumph IIOLBKneeQuestionable36.3
Keenan AllenWRHamstringQuestionable22.5
J.K. ScottPIllnessQuestionable9.1
Dustin HopkinsKHamstringQuestionable8.2

Chiefs Offense Vs. Chargers Defense

Chiefs OffenseStats (Rank)Chargers Defense
30.0 (1)Points/Gm25.3 (29)
0.5 (1)Points/Play0.4 (17)
423.1 (2)Yards/Gm356.1 (20)
313.9 (1)Pass Yards/Gm209.2 (13)
109.2 (21)Rush Yards/Gm146.9 (30)
6.4 (2)Yards/Play5.8 (23)
7.7 (3)Yards/Pass6.6 (17)
4.6 (15)Yards/Rush5.4 (31)
51.9% (2)3rd Down %43.2% (25)
74.4% (2)Red Zone %51.5% (7)
12 (15)Turnovers12 (15)
16 (5)Sacks20 (18)

Chargers Offense Vs. Chiefs Defense

Chargers OffenseStats (Rank)Chiefs Defense
22.2 (16)Points/Gm22.9 (19)
0.3 (19)Points/Play0.4 (17)
350.2 (15)Yards/Gm347.4 (16)
265.3 (5)Pass Yards/Gm248.4 (25)
84.9 (30)Rush Yards/Gm99.0 (5)
5.2 (22)Yards/Play5.4 (13)
6.2 (22)Yards/Pass6.4 (11)
3.7 (30)Yards/Rush4.5 (13)
41.3% (12)3rd Down %36.5% (8)
51.5% (24)Red Zone %70.0% (30)
10 (8)Turnovers8 (27)
13 (1)Sacks27 (8)

Chiefs vs. Chargers Betting Insights

Reasons The Chiefs Can Cover The Spread

The Chiefs project to be fairly sizable beneficiaries of the Chargers injuries woes, with the Chargers praying that one or both of Mike Williams and Keenan Allen can be available. Obviously if they miss again the Chargers will be in deep trouble, but even if they play, it’s likely they won’t yet be 100%.

Without those offensive weapons, the Chargers will struggle to put up enough points, especially considering the Chiefs have a 28.5 point team total. If the Chargers can’t score efficiently, then the Chiefs should be able to cover.

Why The Chargers can cover the spread

If the Chargers can get their guys back, this could be a nice buy low opportunity on the Chargers offense – if they’re healthy. Justin Herbert was efficient in the first half of the game against the Niners Defense, and the Chiefs D isn’t anything special – 22nd by DVOA.

If the Chargers get their guys back, then they will be able to take advantage of the porous Chiefs D, and keep this game competitive. And, as we know from Week 2, if the Chiefs leave the back door open for Herbert, the Chargers will be able to take advantage.

Reasons to bet the over

If the Chargers have their weapons available then this game should pace up, especially if the game paces up. Mahomes is likely without JuJu Smith-Schuster, who has been his go to for quick passes. If the Chiefs have to air it out more and connect, then the Chargers will be forced to match their pace – and if their have their weapons, they should be able to.

Reasons to bet the under

If the Chargers don’t have their guys it’s incredibly hard to see how they’ll be able to put up enough points to help get this total above 51. With such a high total and so much variance in what might come from one offense, there’s a lot of reasons to be skeptical of the Over.

Chiefs vs. Chargers Props: Matchups To Watch For

Kadarius Toney Receptions: Without JuJu, the newly acquired Toney is likely going to have to replicate his role in the offense. It’s clear the Chiefs don’t value Hardman as anything other than a wind sprinter, so Toney will have to be the one who takes all the slot snaps and easy catches. Whether or not he can make those into big plays is unclear, but he should get a high volume of targets in the JuJu role.

Final Thoughts

This game, at the end of the day, is fundamentally a bet on whether or not the Chargers can get right offensively. If they can, then they can cover this game easily and potentially even win. In the Staley era, the Chargers have always played the Chiefs close, as Week 2 showed.

The problem is, this is the most limited Chargers offense of any of the matchups in this era of the team. If Allen and Williams come back and are healthy, then the Chargers should be able to outperform their mediocre offensive metrics and put up a meaningful amount of points.

If they aren’t on the field, or aren’t their best coming off extended absences, then the Chargers offense will probably look like it did against the Niners – inconsistent and sputtering. There’s almost nothing about this game that’s interesting from a Chiefs perspective – they’ll score their points, and the question just becomes what the Chargers can do in response.

Betting on two wideouts who haven’t played in weeks to come in and immediately save an offense is probably a bad bet, and if that’s the case, then the Chargers are in deep trouble. Best of luck betting the Chiefs chargers spread and props.

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