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Chargers vs Chiefs Props – Best Team & Player Prop Bets for Week 2

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in NFL Football

Updated Sep 15, 2022 · 4:30 AM PDT

Chargers vs Chiefs Props
Sep 11, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass over Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Leki Fotu (95) in the first half of the season opener at State Farm Stadium. Nfl Kansas City Chiefs At Arizona Cardinals
  • The Chiefs are four-point home favorites over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football
  • Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 360 passing yards and 5 TD passes
  • A look at some of the Chargers vs Chiefs props available can be found below with predictions

The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes host the Los Angeles Chargers and Justin Herbert on Thursday Night Football at 8:15 pm ET at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs beat the Arizona Cardinals 44-21 in their opener last Sunday as Mahomes threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns, the top figures in the NFL in Week 1. Herbert had 279 passing yards and three TDs to lead the Chargers over the Las Vegas Raiders 24-19.

The Cheifs are favored by four points and the over/under is 54.5 points according to the NFL odds in a game that will be carried by Amazon Prime.

Chargers vs Chiefs Player Props

Passer Completions Passing Yards Passing TDs
Justin Herbert (LAC) 25.5 (O -105 | U -125) 282.5 (O -120 | U -110) 1.5 (O -225 | U +165)
Patrick Mahomes (KC) OFF 299.5 (O -120) | U -110) 2.5 (O +105 | U -140)
Rusher Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Rushing + Receiving Yards
Austin Ekeler (LAC) 12.5 (O -135 | U +100) 54.5 (O -115 | U -115) 95.5 (O -115 | U -110)
Justin Herbert (LAC) OFF 13.5 (O -115) | U -115) OFF
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) OFF 45.5 (O -115) | U -110) 66.5 (O -115 | U -115)
Patrick Mahomes (KC) OFF 18.5 (O -115) | U -110) OFF
Receiver Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Austin Ekeler (LAC) 4.5 (O -110 | U -120) 37.5 (O -115 | U -115) 15.5 (O -110 | U -120)
Travis Kelce (KC) 7.5 (O +115 | U -155) 78.5 (O -115 | U -110) 22.5 (O -115 | U -110)
JuJu Smith-Schuster (KC) 5.5 (O +100 | U -135) 57.5 (O -110 | U -115) 20.5 (O -110 | U -120)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (KC) 3.5 (O -120 | U -110) 46.5 (O -115 | U -115) 21.5 (O -120 | U -110)
Mecole Hardman (KC) 3.5 (O -125 | U -105) 35.5 (O -115 | U -110) 17.5 (O -115 | U -115)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) OFF 16.5 (O -115 | U -110) 10.5 (O -105 | U -125)
Jerick McKinnon (KC) OFF 16.5 (O -110 | U -115) 10.5 (O -110 | U -120)

Odds as of September 14th at BetMGM

The betting lines have Herbert lined at 1.5 TD passes, while Mahomes is listed at 2.5. Austin Ekeler has the highest rushing total and Travis Kelce has the highest receiving yardage total.


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Prop #1: JuJu Smith-Schuster Receptions

JuJu Smith-Schuster signed with the Chiefs in the offseason as a free agent after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran wide receiver and Mahomes seem to be developing chemistry quite quickly.

Mahomes, who is a +500 favorite in the NFL MVP odds, targeted Smith-Schuster eight times last week. That was the second-most among the Chiefs behind tight end Travis Kelce’s nine.

Smith-Schuster caught six of those passes for 79 yards.

Last season, Smith-Schuster had just 15 catches in five games because of injury. However, in 2020, he had 97 receptions on 111 targets for the Steelers and had a 111-catch season in 2018.

Thus, Smith-Schuster is capable of being a high-volume receiver. He looks like a good bet against the Chargers, who allowed the Raiders’ Davante Adams to have 10 receptions for 141 yards and a TD last week

  • Pick: JuJu Smith-Schuster Over 5.5 Receptions (+100); 1 unit
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Prop #2: Kelce Is Mr Reliable

Chiefs seven-time Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce shows no signs of slowing down at age 32. He was again a big part of the offense in Week 1.

Kelce led the Chiefs with eight receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. It marked the 30th 100-yard game of his career. Just two tight ends in NFL history have more, Rob Gronkowski (32) and Tony Gonzalez (31).

Furthermore, Kelce has caught a pass in 128 consecutive games. That is three short of the Chiefs’ record set by Gonzalez.

The Chargers held Raiders tight end Darren Waller to four receptions, but he had 79 yards for an average of 19.8 a catch.

Look for Kelce to put up a big yardage number in this matchup in your Chargers vs Chiefs picks.

  • Pick: Travis Kelce Over 78.5 Receiving Yards (-115); 1 unit

Chargers vs Chiefs Touchdown Scorer Odds

Player Odds to Score 1st TD Odds to Score Any TD
Austin Ekeler (LAC) +410 -180
Travis Kelce (KC) +460 -160
JuJu Smith-Schuster (KC) +650 +126
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) +675 +145
Mike Williams (LAC) +700 +123
Mecole Hardman (KC) +950 +175
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (KC) +950 +170
Gerald Everett (LAC) +1000 +185
Joshua Palmer (LAC) +1000 +180
Jerick McKinnon (KC) +1500 +320

Both Ekeler and Kelce are listed as odds-on favorites to be anytime touchdown scorers in the odds above.

While Smith-Schuster has quickly become a favorite target of Mahomes, Kelce remains the Chiefs’ money receiver.

Kelce had a touchdown catch of 9 yards to open the scoring last week. He also had a combined 20 scoring receptions in 2020 and 2021. Look for Mahomes to establish Kelce early again.

The Chargers will be a bit limited in the passing game with wide receiver Keenan Allen sidelined with a hamstring injury for a second straight week. Thus, look for running back Ekeler to, as usual, get plenty of touches.

Ekeler has scored in three straight games against the Chiefs so should be considered in your Chargers vs Chiefs props for touchdown scores.

  • Travis Kelce first touchdown scorer (+460); 1 unit
  • Austin Ekeler anytime touchdown scorer (-180); 1 unit

Last week’s TNF record: 2-2; -0.05 units

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