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Chargers vs. Chiefs 2021 NFL Week 3 Odds, Analysis and Prediction

By Carlos Chacon

The Los Angeles Chargers travel to Missouri to play the Kansas City Chiefs. In Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season, we get to watch both teams fight their way to a second win. It was a good opening week for the Chargers as they claimed a victory against the Football Team, but suffered a narrow loss to the Cowboys in Week 2. As it stands the Chargers sit last in the AFC West and now have a shot at improving their standing.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs find themselves in a similar position after winning their first game against the Browns then falling into the hands of the Ravens by a point. Currently, they sit just above the Chargers in the AFC West.

Before another NFL weekend comes to life, NitroBetting makes sure you get the latest previews, and that includes the upcoming Chargers vs. Chiefs game. Below, you can find all the essential event details together with team and player statistics, the NFL odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions. Be sure to check out the latest 2021 NFL odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Chargers vs. Chiefs Game Information

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Why Bet on the Los Angeles Chargers?

The Los Angeles Chargers recorded their first loss of the season after a hard-fought game against the Dallas Cowboys. In their losing efforts, Justin Herbert threw for 338 yards on 31-of-41 passing. In the process, the quarterback was able to score a touchdown.

He had the services of Keenan Allen by his side, who closed the night with 108 yards on 4 receptions, while Mike Williams documented 91 yards on 7 receptions and the only receiving touchdown. Looking at the Chargers’ rushing plays, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson combined for 75 yards and 13 carries.

Defensively, Nasir Adderley led the unit with 9 tackles (8 solo), followed by Derwin James who had 7 tackles (5 solo), and a sack which he shared with Jerry Tillery. Asante Samuel, Jr. recorded the only defensive interception on top of his 4 tackles (3 solo), while Kyler Fackrell had a sack and a solo tackle to his name.

Furthermore, right defensive end Justin Jones and left cornerback Chris Harris Jr. remain sidelined due to injury, which means we are bound to see Asante starting for the team in the coming weeks. If the Chargers want to hold the Chiefs back, they have to put in the extra effort on both ends of the field.

Why Bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?

Following a close loss to the Ravens 36-35 last Sunday, the Chiefs will look to rebound from their performance and finish the game with a better record. Nevertheless, Patric Mahomes put on another show as he left the field with 343 passing yards on 24 of 31 passing, 3 touchdowns, and an interception. It was a busy night for the receivers as well.

Travis Kelce recorded a team-high 109 yards on 7 receptions and 1 touchdown, while the duo of Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson combined for another 109 yards and 1 touchdown apiece. Clyde Edwards-Helaire took care of rushing duties as he led the quad with 46 rushing yards on 13 carries. Meanwhile, Darrell Williams scored the only rushing touchdown of the Chiefs.

The Chiefs did well on defense as well. Anthony Hitchens took the help and recorded 12 tackles (9 solo), closely followed by Nick Bolton who had 9 tackles (8 solo). Daniel Sorensen had the only sack of the side along with 10 tackles (7 solo). Additionally, Tyrann Mathieu did well to keep his team in the game after he snatched 2 interceptions and 6 solo tackles. On Sunday night, the Chiefs enter the game with a healthy offense and defense, putting more pressure on the Chargers.

Chargers vs. Chiefs Betting Trends

  • The Chargers are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
  • The Chargers are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
  • The totals have gone over in 3 of the Chargers’ last 5 away games.
  • The Chiefs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
  • The Chiefs are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
  • The totals have gone under in 2 of the Chiefs’ last 5 games.

Chargers vs. Chiefs Expert Betting Predictions

Looking at the bigger picture, the Chiefs remain the favorites to top the AFC and reach the Super Bowl this season. This is a tough test for a Chargers team trying to qualify for the playoffs after failing to get there last season. Nonetheless, they have a shot at covering the spread while keeping their winning chances at bay. If the Chiefs go full throttle from the get-go, this game is theirs for the taking. Ultimately, we look forward to what the Chargers bring to the table as they take on a relatively stronger team.

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