1234 T ODDS
LAC 0777 21 45.5
KC 37147 31 -9.5
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Chargers vs Chiefs
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By Staff Writer, Ry_Lee

Los Angeles Chargers 5-10 (4-10-1 ATS) are playing Kansas City Chiefs 11-4 (10-5 ATS) on Dec 29, 2019, 1:00pm ET at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs opened at -7 in Vegas and the current line is KC -9.

The Chargers head to Arrowhead to play in a meaningless game against division champ Chiefs. The season started off decent until something internally with the team behind closed doors knocked them off track. Didn't help QB P. Rivers was giving the ball away to opposing teams as early Christmas gifts. We'll get back to that in a bit. RB A. Ekeler was the starting RB while M. Gordon was holding out. He was running and catching out the backfield helping the offense move the ball. The Chargers were playing good football. Then Gordon comes back to team but Ekeler was still getting most the reps and producing on the field, the team played competitive. Ekeler was proving he could be the work horse UNTIL coach decided it was a good idea to essentially give up his duties and have Gordon play most the snaps. That backfired horribly. Just look what happened after Oct. 6 when Gordon came back. The Chargers were 2-2 at the time. They won three games since. It all went downhill. If this isn't enough proof, who else had a running back hold out and the team played dysfunctional? Right, the Cowboys with Elliot. Stats don't lie. This team has the talent to make the playoffs and are 5-10. QB Rivers had a season he wants to forget. Rivers threw for 4,334 yds and passed for 21 tds but also threw 18 ints. That's an Int per game. You simply cannot turn the ball over every game and expect to win. The Chargers had 29 total turnovers which was 29th worst in the league. Gordon was the team leader on rushing yds and had 7 rushing tds. I believe Ekeler would have doubled those stats if he had remained the starter. I know this because I was watching and he was one of my top fantasy players week in and week out. With this team, it's the would have, could have and should have but didn't. I give the Chargers a 5% chance to win this game. They haven't won a divisional game all year.

The Chiefs have been on the war path. The defense has come around and hasn't given up a td in the last two games. KC is looking to beat the Chargers for the 11th time in 12 meetings. I like there odds since KC is 27-3 vs AFC West foes. KC is coming together at the perfect time of the season and playoff implications are on the line. The Chiefs need to win and hope the Dolphins can upset the Pats for the #2 seed. This is huge for KC. What team wants to travel to Baltimore or NE to get to the Superbowl. The Chiefs are led by QB P. Mahomes but it's TE T. Kelce who's been lighting it up. Kelce has caught for over 1,000 yds last four seasons and now has back to back 1,200 yard campaigns. Him and WR. T. Hill have led KC to the 4th best offensive producing team in the NFL avging 382 yds of total offense. KC unlike LA are careful with the ball. Only 14 total turnovers all season. I have no doubt in my mind KC will finish off the regular season strong.

Key Betting Trends:

Chargers are 2-5 SU last 7
Chargers are 2-5 ATS last 7
Chargers haven't won a divisional game all year
Chiefs are 5-0 ATS last 5
Chiefs hit the under 5 straight games
Chiefs are 27-3 vs AFC West opponents

Key Injuries:

Chargers QB P. Rivers Out
Chargers T R. Okung Ques
Chargers RB J. Jackson Ques
Chiefs CB M. Claiborne Ques

Betting Prediction and Pick:

Chiefs win and cover. That depends on when you got the line. At -7.5 was the value. It's up to 9 which is still very reasonable. If you decide to put your money on a team who can't win in there own division or has lost twice as many games as they've won then feel free to stress out the whole game. I'm rolling with the winners and all the playmakers the Chiefs have. Mahomes, Hill, Kelce, the dominating and suffocating defense. A consistent winning coach helps also.

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    • Kansas City wins this game. Don't like the line here and it's been moving upwards all week. Chiefs have much to play for and LA's Quarterback Rivers can't be depended on. 18 interceptions. What trend makes you think he won't throw a couple more this game. Chiefs win here.

      $250 KC -8.5
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    • Theres a large batch of double digit lines to play the favorite in this week and this is not one of them. The Chargers shouldve and couldve been a contender this year had bad luck and injury bugs not deferred their efforts. Rivers may be playing his last game as a Charger or possibly as NFL starter against a rival on the road where hed love to pump his fist, yell at the crowd and take the upset win. Chargers are deep and talented
      On defense- dont forget it next year. Im taking LA with the upset on great moneyline value.

      $500 LAC +10
    • The Kansas City Chiefs dont plan to rest their starters in Week 17 on the off chance they get some help from the Dolphins and can improve their playoff seeding. Theyre also not overlooking the Chargers, despite the fact that Los Angeles has been eliminated from the playoffs.

      Chargers QB Philip Rivers may have some extra motivation knowing this could be his last hurrah against a rival team that has been a thorn in his side for the past several seasons. I still expect Kansas City to be in playoff form and capable of fending off a bitter rival in the final week of the regular season.

      Score prediction: Chiefs win 30-17

      $250 KC -10
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      Mo Claiborne won’t play, three Chiefs questionable

      Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs: final injury report - Arrowhead PrideThe official designations for Chargers-Chiefs. https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2019/12/27/21039653/chiefs-final-injury-report-vs-chargers-mo-claiborne-wont-play-three-chiefs-questionable

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      $100 LAC +9.25 • $100 Over 45.5
    • Stat to know:The Chiefs are giving up only 9.6 points per game over their current five-game win streak, which is the best mark in the league in that span (since Week 11). From Week 1 to Week 10, the Chiefs were giving up a 19th-ranked 23.9 points per game.

      What's at stake:Kansas City can clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win and a Patriots loss. It'll be the No. 3 seed with a win and a Patriots win, or a loss and a Texans loss. They'll fall to the No. 4 spot with a loss and a Texans win. Meanwhile, FPI is projecting the Chargers to pick No. 7 overall in the 2020 draft.

      $500 KC -7.5
    • Chiefs dominate against lost cause bolts. Chiefs win and NE lose will put Chiefs #2 AFC. No matter what, KC wins this game.

      $500 KC -7.5
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      #LACvsKC ATS season stat comparison

      Covers community consensus is 68% Kansas City Chiefs. http://bit.ly/2ZdVFgY

      $100 KC -10
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      Betting Prediction for Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs on December 29, 2019, 1:00 PM ET

      Free Betting Prediction: Kansas City will Win , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .

      The Chiefs need a victory over the Chargers and a Patriots loss to the Dolphins in order to overtake New England for the second seed in the AFC. LA has lost five of its last six overall and has won just one of its last 11 games versus KC. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2ZeViTb

      $100 KC -10 • $100 Over 45.5
    • The Arrowhead Stadium has an open roof so weather should be considered for today's game. It will be Cloudy with 100% cloud cover and a 0% chance for rain. The temperature is 39 with 70% humidity and winds at 15 mph WSW.

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