Chiefs vs Chargers (11/20/22) Betting Predictions & Injury Report

The Kansas City Chiefs visit the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11 of the 2022 NFL Season. The Chiefs are coming off an easy win against the Jaguars, while the Chargers are coming off a very close loss to the 49ers. This should be an interesting matchup for the pecking order in the AFC West. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting Odds

The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-point road favorites against the Los Angeles Chargers and are at -295 on the money line. The over/under is also at 50. The Chiefs being this big of a favorite on the road definitely jumps out because the Chargers are a good team, but are injured across the board with their offense and defense being decimated. The over/under makes sense because both of these offenses are very good, and better than each team’s defense when healthy. This spread could move down a bit because it’s so big in favor of the road team.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Prediction

The Pick: Chargers +7

The Kansas City Chiefs might be the best team in the NFL, but this spread is too big for a road game against a division rival. The Chiefs are still one of the best offense’s in the NFL, and could cover this spread because of that. They average 30 points and 435 total yards a game on the year. The offense seems like hasn’t missed a beat without Tyreek Hill. They have any number of weapons they can use at their disposal from Travis Kelce to a new comer in Kadarius Toney. This game should end up being a shootout because the Chargers are very good on offense too, but haven’t been as competitive.

The Chargers have been winning games and have a winning record, but still feel like they are underwhelming a bit. They do have a lot of injuries, mainly on offense on the offensive line and in the receiving core. However, they can still score a bit and they’ll need to for this to be close. They average 22 points and 357 total yards a game, and they could take advantage of a Kansas City defense that is not that good. This game should look very similar to the first game these two teams played. Take the Chargers to cover a closer than expected game with the Chiefs winning close.

Betting Trends

  • Chiefs are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC.
  • Chargers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 11.

Key Injuries

Kansas City Chiefs Injuries: WR Mecole Hardman (Abdomen) Q, G Andrew Wylie (Elbow) Q

Los Angeles Chargers Injuries: WR Mike Williams (Ankle) Q, TE Gerald Everrett (Groin) Q

Key Matchups

Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers below.

Patrick Mahomes vs the Chargers Secondary

Patrick Mahomes is probably the favorite for the MVP again this year. He has 2,936 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions, and he has a 67% completion percentage on the year. Mahomes is essentially a cheat code on offense and has not slowed down at all without Tyreek Hill and is utilizing the other team speed that the Chiefs offense has. The most passing yards Mahomes has thrown for was 446 yards two weeks ago. The Chargers are okay against the pass and allow 226 passing yards. Mahomes could have a field day against the Chargers secondary because he’s that good too.

Justin Herbert vs the Chiefs Secondary

Justin Herbert has been good this year, but not great. He has 2,450 passing yards on the year, 14 passing touchdowns, six interceptions, and he has a 66% completion percentage on the year. Herbert needs to be better against the Chiefs for the Chargers to have a decent chance here, even though he’s surrounded by injuries in the receiving corps. The Chiefs have allowed 269 passing yards a game, so Herbert has a huge opportunity to take advantage here. Herbert needs to have a big game here, for the Chargers to have a shot at all in this game.

Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart

QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB1: Isiah Pacheco
RB2: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
LWR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling
RWR: Mecole Hardman
SWR: JuJu Smith-Schuster
TE1: Travis Kelce

Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart

QB: Justin Herbert
RB1: Austin Ekeler
RB2: Sony Michel
LWR: Mike Williams
RWR: Keenan Allen
SWR: Joshua Palmer
TE1: Gerald Everett

Jake Faigus, a Phoenix native, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He also has written for the student newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for Solid Verbal as well.

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