Kansas and Los Angeles head south of the border and meet at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City for Week 11 MNF. Meeting for the 119th time in this AFC West rivalry duel, the Chiefs and Chargers square off at 8:15 p.m. ET on Nov. 18, 2019.
Spread: Chiefs –4 (-110), Chargers +4 (-110)
Moneyline: Chiefs (-220), Chargers (+180)
Total: OVER 52 (-110), UNDER 52 (-110)
Chiefs’ Season to Date
Trampled in Tennessee last week, Kansas City (6-4) is on the road for a second straight game. QB Patrick Mahomes returned and did everything he could with 446 pass yards and three TD. Defense, which gave up 225 rushing yards, shoulders most of the blame for the Chiefs’ 35-32 loss to the Titans, who where averaging just 21 points per game.
Chiefs’ Betting Record: ATS 5-5-0 OVER/UNDER 7-3-0
Chiefs’ Leaders on Offense
QB Patrick Mahomes: 2,626 pass yards with 18 TD and 1 INT
RB LeSean McCoy: 500 total yards with 3 TD
WR Tyreek Hill: 543 receiving yards with 5 TD
TE Travis Kelce: 741 receiving yards with 3 TD
Chargers’ Season to Date
Dropping a close contest during the Week 10 TNF match, 26-24 to the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles (4-6) dropped to third place in the AFC West. Philip Rivers had a game to forget, as he threw three interceptions and was sacked five times. The Chargers won the time of possession battle (34:10 to 25:50), but gave up a TD with 1:06 left on the clock.
Chargers’ Betting Record: ATS 3-6-1 OVER/UNDER 3-7-0
Chargers’ Leaders on Offense
QB Philip Rivers: 2,816 pass yards with 14 TD and 10 INT
RB Austin Ekeler: 899 total yards with 9 TD
WR Keenan Allen: 725 receiving yards with 3 TD
TE: Hunter Henry: 418 receiving yards with 4 TD
Chargers vs. Chiefs Recent History Favors Kansas City
It’s been lopsided recently, as Kansas City is 9-1 straight up and 7-3 against the spread over the last 10 games in this series. In the two meetings last season, the Chiefs won and covered 38-28 on the road in Week 1 as Los Angeles couldn’t stop Mahomes and Tyreek Hill. The Bolts snapped a nine-game losing skid with a 29-28 Week 15 upset win in Kansas City.
Chiefs vs Chargers Final Thoughts and Pick
After the Chiefs vs. Rams game in Mexico was cancelled last season due to poor field conditions, the entire playing surface at Aztec Stadium was replaced. There haven’t been any concerts at the stadium recently, the last soccer game was two weeks ago and the field looks fantastic. Expect this to be the highest-scoring game of the week.
Riddled with injuries in their secondary, Los Angeles is going to have a tough time stopping Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce. The weak KC run defense is up against Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, but the Chargers are dealing with O-Line injuries so they, along with Rivers, may struggle some. Back the Chiefs to cover the short price.
Pick: Chiefs -4
Season Record: 1-12