TNF Week 15 Prop Bets | Chiefs vs Chargers Props for Patrick Mahomes, Austin Ekeler, & More

Frank AmmiranteFantasy Sports & Betting Writer
Posted: Dec 16, 2021Last updated: Dec 16, 2021

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) take on the Los Angeles Chargers (8-5) this Thursday in a pivotal AFC West clash that has significant playoff implications. If the Chargers win, they would move into the driver’s seat for the division lead.

The Chiefs are a different team than the one that lost to the Chargers at home back in Week 3. Kansas City’s defense has made dramatic improvements, allowing only 65 points during the course of their current six-game winning streak. Meanwhile on the Chargers’ side, Justin Herbert has emerged as an MVP candidate.

Let’s dive in to find the best Chiefs vs Chargers prop bets for this primetime showdown.

Please note that all NFL Week 15 odds and lines are current as of 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 16.

Chiefs vs Chargers Prop Bets: NFL Week 15 Prop Betting Picks

Chiefs vs Chargers: Under 53.5 Total Points (-110) at Caesars 

Chiefs games have gone Under the total in six of their last eight. Not only has the defense been dominant, but the offense has continued to struggle. If we remove their two wins against the Las Vegas Raiders (in which they scored 89 combined points), the Chiefs have only scored a total of 77 points across their other six games.

The Chargers’ offense has been playing really well lately, scoring 35+ points in three of their last four games. Justin Herbert has thrown for nine touchdowns in those three high-scoring performances.

However, I’m betting on the Chiefs’ defense to continue its strong play in this one. Add in the short week and you have a recipe for a lower-scoring game.

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Patrick Mahomes: Under 282.5 Passing Yards (-105) at Caesars

Patrick Mahomes has failed to eclipse this number in nine of 13 games this season. The Chargers are a run-funnel defense, allowing 4.61 yards per carry (T-29th) but 6.9 passing yards per attempt (T-9th).

We could see the Chiefs rely on the running game a bit more than usual given the Chargers’ struggles against the run. Add in the Chiefs’ offensive struggles and you have a likely Under here.

Austin Ekeler to Score a Touchdown (-124) at Caesars

Austin Ekeler has scored 16 total touchdowns this season. The Chargers have an implied team total of 24.5 points, which indicates that they are projected to score some points in this one.

Ekeler is used often in the red zone, ranking fifth among running backs with 36 attempts inside the 20. This puts him in a great position to find the end zone on any given week. Ekeler can also score through the air, as he’s one of the best receiving backs in football.

Ekeler has scored a touchdown in 10 of 13 games this season. Bet on it happening again.

Thanks for reading our NFL Week 15 Chiefs vs Chargers Prop Bets! For more NFL Week 15 betting tips, check out our NFL Week 15 Best Bets and NFL Week 15 Prop Bets.


Frank Ammirante

Before joining The Game Day, Frank spent three years in the fantasy sports and betting industry, writing for websites like RotoBaller and 4for4football. Frank is an active member of the fantasy baseball and fantasy football community, participating in high-stakes leagues like NFBC/NFFC as well as industry competitions like Scott Fish Bowl, RazzBowl, and TGFBI. Frank is a member of the FSWA and IBWAA. Give him a shout to talk fantasy sports and sports betting.

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