Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 9/20/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at Los Angeles Chargers (1-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4:25 pm (SoFi Stadium)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in a week 2 AFC West division matchup in NFL action from SoFi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Chiefs will look to keep the ball rolling after starting their Super Bowl title defense with a 34-20 win over Houston last time out. Patrick Mahomes threw for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns on 24 of 32 passing while Clyde Edwards-Helaire had one heck of a debut, rushing for 138 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Sammy Watkins led KC’s receiving group with 7 grabs for 82 yards and a touchdown while Travis Kelce had 6 catches for 50 yards and a TD and Tyreek Hill had 5 catches for 46 yards and a score. Defensively, Tyrann Mathieu led the Chiefs with 8 total tackles including 6 solo tackles while Anthony Hitchens had 7 total tackles and Chris Jones had 1.5 sacks. L’Jarius Sneed also had an interception for the Chiefs as well in the victory.
The Los Angeles Chargers will look to build off of a 16-13 season-opening win over Cincinnati in their last game. Tyrod Taylor threw for 208 yards on 16 of 30 passing while Austin Ekeler had a team-high 84 rushing yards and Joshua Kelley had 60 rushing yards and a TD. Hunter Henry led the receiving group for L.A. with 5 catches for 73 yards while Mike Williams had 4 grabs for 69 yards and Keenan Allen had 4 grabs as well. Defensively, Casey Heyward Jr. led the Chargers with 12 total tackles, all of which were solo tackles while Kenneth Murray Jr. had 8 total tackles and Joey Bosa had a sack with 2 tackles for a loss. Nick Vigil also had a fumble recovery while Melvin Ingram III had an interception for the Chargers in the win.
Kansas City is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 games within the division while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Los Angeles is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games within the division and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 games as a home underdog. Kansas City is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles.
This feels like a lot of points to give up with the Chiefs, but the Chargers were bailed out against the Bengals and didn’t look all that good for the first three quarters against Cincinnati. I mean a missed field goal was really the only reason that the Bolts are for sure sitting at 1-0 coming into this game. Kansas City looked good against the Texans and if the Chargers start out slow again, I’m not sure there’s any coming back in this one. I could easily see a two score win again for the Chiefs here, so I’ll side with Kansas City and lay the points here.