On Thursday Night Football, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Los Angeles Chargers. As small home faves, sportsbooks expect them to take charge of first place in the AFC West.Both teams had impressive season-opening wins last Sunday. The Chiefs, who are the defending division champions, crushed the Cardinals 44-21. The Chargers beat the Raiders 24-19.
The only significant movement occurring thus far has involved the point total, which has increased by two points to 54.5 at the best Los Angeles betting sites since early wagering began. Also, the top Kansas City gambling apps list the total at 52.2 points. The betting public apparently likes Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert to air it out again, as they connected for eight touchdowns in Week 1.
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The San Diego Chargers bolstered their defense in the NFL offseason, by getting the pass rusher Khalil Mack ovr from the Bears in a trade while signing cornerback J.C. Jackson from the Patriots while he was a free agent.
Jackson (ankle) did not participate in the season opener, as he observed Las Vegas wide receiver Davante Adams rack up 141 yards and 10 catches. In the meantime, Mack caused destruction on the other team’s offensive line with 3 of his 6 sacks.
Mack’s next target will be Mahomes, whom the Chiefs kept safe from Arizona attackers. The Los Angeles defense intercepted Derek Carr three times, and they were the major difference is to keep the total UNDER 52.5.
Without Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs still had a great Week 1. Mahomes was not hindered in any way, throwing five touchdown passes against Arizona. This included 2 to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Tyreek Hill was the Chiefs’ top receiver a year ago, with 111 receptions for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns, but this season’s Tyreek Hill has yet to emerge. In Week 1, Mahomes spread the wealth by using six different players who had three catches or more.
JuJu Smith-Schuster catches 6 of 8 targets for 79 yards, coming in second to All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce on the team. Travis had a team-high eight catches for one hundred twenty-one yards and a touchdown.Mahomes’ aerial assault contributed to the game’s total score surpassing 54 points.
The Los Angeles Rams need to put pressure on Mahomes. In Week 3 of last year, the Chargers defeated the Chiefs 30-24. This was a surprise to many because the Chargers were 7-point underdogs and playing away from home. The success can be attributed to two sacks, two interceptions, and recovering 2 fumbles by Mahomes.The Los Angeles offense is capable of maintaining a lead, but the defense must be the difference.
The pace at the beginning and conclusion will be crucial to your team’s success.The Chargers took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium last season and then outscored their opponent 16-7 in the 4th quarter to win.
Kansas City is at its best when the team can quickly score, as seen in Arizona where an early 14-0 lead led to a win.Kansas City was winning 23-7 at the half, and 37-7 going into the fourth quarter. It would have been very difficult for any team to come back from that deficit.