Week 15 of the NFL season gets kicked off with a Thursday Night Football matchup featuring the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers. In this article, I will identify the three most profitable bets from the Steelers-Vikings contest.
This is an extremely important game for both teams, as the Chiefs are 9-4 with a one-game lead over the 8-5 Los Angeles Chargers. If the Chargers do get the win, it would be huge since they won the earlier meeting against tonight’s opponent. That game took place back all the way back in Week 3, but neither side has forgotten about the intense rivalry this is.
Without further ado, let’s dive into my top NFL picks for Thursday night.
Chiefs at Chargers – Thursday Night Football Picks
TNF Pick Against The Spread
Chargers +3 (-110)
The Chargers spread opened at +3.5 and +4 at some sportsbooks, but we have now seen it hold steady at +3 since yesterday. I can see why this happened with most of the bets (72%) coming in for the Chiefs and the money being spent right around 50-50. After all, this is a divisional game and we have seen home underdogs do well in this spot before. Los Angeles did win the earlier meeting in Kansas City by the score of 30-24 in Week 3.
TNF Totals Pick
Over 52.5 Points (-110)
Both teams have been operating at a high level recently, with the Chiefs winning six straight games and the Chargers scoring 37+ points in three of their last four. I’m not sure that you want to bet against either one of these quarterbacks right now, with the defenses only having a few days to prepare for them.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs haven’t needed to be all that flashy on offense in recent weeks. Last week, they did score 48 points and had a 41-point performance in Las Vegas. In some of those other games, there were inclement weather conditions and the Broncos held onto the ball for 40 minutes against them two weeks ago! As I mentioned above, Justin Herbert and the Chargers have been putting up points – but I didn’t even mention that most of those performances came against quality defenses.
TNF Player Prop Pick
Travis Kelce – Touchdown (-110), 2+ TDs (+500), Over 65.5 Receiving Yards (-115), Over 5.5 Receptions (-150)
The Chargers have been getting abused by tight ends all season, so Kelce is drooling for this second matchup against them. Back in Week 3, Kelce had seven catches for 11 targets with 104 yards. In four of his last five matchups against LA, Kelce has been targeted at least nine times. With Mahomes getting back in the groove, Kelce is the guy you want in all your prop bets.