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Money leans toward one side in ‘TNF’ Chargers-Chiefs game

Updated September 15, 2022 - 1:28 pm

The favored Kansas City Chiefs have seen most of the betting action ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Chiefs are consensus 4-point favorites at Las Vegas sportsbooks after opening at -2½. BetMGM went to -4½ Thursday afternoon.

The total is 54, with the Westgate SuperBook at 53½ and Station Casinos up to 54½.

“Definitely a lot of over money,” Red Rock Resort sportsbook director Chuck Esposito said via text message. “Best case is under. Need Chargers a bit at this point.”

Westgate SuperBook director John Murray said sharp bettors were on the Chiefs at -3 (-120).

“A lot of parlays going to Chiefs and Chiefs money line,” Murray said via text. “Handle has been pretty solid. Especially on the player props. A lot of big-name players in the game.”

Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce is 6-1 at the SuperBook to score the first touchdown, and Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is next at 7-1. Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the third choice at 8-1.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert’s gross passing yards is 283½, and his touchdown passes total is set at 1½. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ gross passing yards is 295½, and his total touchdown passes is 2½ (under -140).

The Chiefs have received 79 percent of the spread tickets and 80 percent of the handle at BetMGM. The total opened at 54½ at BetMGM, and the over has seen 67 percent of the tickets and 74 percent of the handle.

The Chargers are +170 on the money line after opening +145, and BetMGM reported that 43 percent of the tickets and 16 percent of the handle for that bet are on the Chargers.

A bettor at DraftKings Sportsbook placed a $275,000 wager on under 54½ points scored for a potential payout of $525,000.

Kansas City routed the Arizona Cardinals 44-21 behind five touchdown passes from Mahomes, easily covering as 6-point road favorites.

Herbert tossed three TDs in a 24-19 victory over the Raiders. Los Angeles covered as 3½-point favorites when the Raiders failed to convert a two-point conversion with 4:32 remaining.

Contact David Schoen at dschoen@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5203. Follow @DavidSchoenLVRJ on Twitter.

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