Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 11/19/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) at Los Angeles Rams (9-1)
NFL Football: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm (LA Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -3.5 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams meet Monday in NFL action at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for their 10th victory of the season to inch closer to the top seed in the AFC. The Kansas City Chiefs have won five of their last six non-home games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 67 percent of his passes for 3,150 yards, 31 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mahomes has three or more touchdown passes in seven of the 11 games this season. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have combined for 1,678 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Sammy Watkins has 39 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 117.6 yards per contest, and Kareem Hunt leads the way with 754 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 24 points and 410.7 yards per game. Anthony Hitchens leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 80 tackles, Dee Ford has nine sacks and Steven Nelson has three interceptions.
The Los Angeles Rams look for their 10th victory of the season to inch closer to the top seed in the NFC. The Los Angeles Rams have won seven of their last eight non-home games. Jared Goff is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 3,134 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods have combined for 1,689 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Todd Gurley II has 40 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 144.8 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 988 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23.1 points and 355.2 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 84 tackles, Aaron Donald has 12.5 sacks and John Johnson III has three interceptions.
The Chiefs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Rams are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Chiefs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 20-8-1 in Chiefs last 29 games in November.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been as consistent of any team this season and are outscoring teams by an average of 17.5 points since their loss to the New England Patriots. The Los Angeles Rams have had to work harder for their 9-1 record and three of their last four victories have been decided by five or less points. The Kansas City Chiefs have covered eight of their last nine games when an underdog of any kind. The Los Angeles Rams have failed to cover five of their last six games when a favorite of any kind. The Rams have been shaky at best defensively the last few weeks and most of their games are coming down to the wire where they could have easily been on the wrong side in some of them. The Kansas City Chiefs continue to steamroll teams with the amount of weapons they have, and the defense has allowed 21 or less points in four of their last six games. The Rams also suffered a major blow with the loss of wide receiver Cooper Kupp. We're simply getting free points with the better, healthier team. Give me the Kansas City Chiefs.
Update: Even with the move from Mexico to Los Angeles, I still like the Kansas City Chiefs. Regardless of where the game is played, they're still the better team, and I don't turn down free points with the better team often.