Chiefs vs Chargers 2019 NFL Week 11 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 15, 2019 in

The NFL goes international in this game as the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Charges will square off in a pivotal Monday Night Football showdown. Familiar foes will meet as both LA and KC are traveling to Mexico City for this one.The Chiefs are coming off a disappointing road loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Weeks ago, winning the AFC West seemed like a foregone conclusion for Kansas City, with the main focus being on getting a first-round bye for the playoffs. Now, the Chiefs have just a half-game lead over the Oakland Raiders and a two-game lead over the Chargers.The Chargers are dealing with plenty of adversity of their own. They definitely did not envision themselves being 4-6 at this point in the season.

Things seemed to be heading in the right direction for L.A. two weeks ago after they beat the Green Bay Packers, but last week they suffered a crucial loss to the Raiders.

The Chiefs lead the all-time series over the Chargers with a 61-56-1 record. After dropping nine straight games to the Chiefs, the Chargers finally got the monkey off their back as they won. Let’s take a look at the latest NFL Odds while making some predictions.

Chiefs vs Chargers 2019 NFL Week 11 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers are negative-six in takeaways this season, and quarterback Philip Rivers is a big reason. After throwing 12 or fewer interceptions in each of the last two seasons, Rivers has 10 picks this year in 10 games. That includes three in a loss to the Raiders on Thursday night. Phillip Rivers actually has one of the worst QB ratings in the league and is actually worse than Marcus Mariota, who was already benched.

The Chargers are grateful their running game has picked up over the past few weeks. Gordon ended his holdout on Sept. 26, and has run for 300 yards in 86 attempts with four touchdowns. The Chargers have a top-eight scoring defense and total defense. The reason they struggled this year is due to a poor offense.

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City has sprinkled in a couple of good defensive performances this season. The Chiefs held the Denver Broncos to six points when Mahomes left the game early with a knee injury. Oakland has one of the NFL’s best offenses, and they only scored 10 points against Kansas City at home in Week 2.

Last week’s game was one that the Chiefs should have never lost. Kansas City blew a two-score lead in the final half of the fourth quarter. The Titans blocked a last-second field goal to escape with an upset. Mahomes completed 72 percent of his passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in his return. He posted a 122.2 passer rating with six touchdown passes and no interceptions against the Chargers last year.

Chiefs vs Chargers Final Expert Prediction

The Kansas City Chiefs are favored by -4 in this division matchup. Vegas thinks it will be a high scoring affair as the total is 52.5.

If Patrick Mahomes is not able to be slowed down by this Chargers defense then look for this game to get out of hand quick. The Chiefs are the smart pick this week against an inconsistent Chargers team.