BetMGM Thursday Night Football – $1,000 Risk-Free On Chargers vs. Chiefs

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Thursday Night Football - LAC @ KC

The Buffalo Bills demolished the defending champion Los Angeles Rams last Thursday night in an exciting first Thursday Night Football game to kick off the 2022 season. The first NFL Sunday of the season didn’t disappoint either, with several games going to overtime and even a surprising tie (Indianapolis @ Houston). This week, football fans can expect another exciting game to start the weekend as two of the league’s most exciting young quarterbacks, the ChargersJustin Herbert and the ChiefsPatrick Mahomes, meet up at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City (kickoff scheduled for 8:15pm Eastern).

Both teams took care of business in their Week 1 matchups, with the Chiefs dominating the host Arizona Cardinals 44-21, and the Chargers defeating division rival Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 at home.

Mahomes (KC) was as efficient as ever, completing 30-39 passes for 360 yards (9.2 YPA) and an incredible 5 TDs. The Chiefs running game was strong, with rookie Isaiah Pacheco leading the team with 62 yards on just 12 carries.  The Chargers, on the other hand, jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead and never relinquished it. Herbert (LAC) was sharp as well; 26-34 for 279 (8.2 YPA) and 3 TDs. Neither quarterback threw an interception.

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Injury Report (Per Official Team Websites):

KC: Kicker Harrison Butker and CB Trent McDuffie did not participate in practice Monday. RG Trey Smith, LT Orlando Brown Jr., and WRs Justin Watson and JuJu Smith-Schuster were limited in practice but are expected to be ready for play on Thursday. Butker is an important piece of the puzzle for the Chiefs, and if you watched any NFL football last weekend, you know exactly how important a reliable kicker can be.

LAC: WR Keenan Allen (hamstring), CB J.C. Jackson (ankle), and TE Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring) were held out of practice Monday. Allen is a star receiver and will definitely be someone to keep track of, as his status will likely affect the line in a significant way. 

Betting Info

Both teams are among the top 5 betting favorites to win the Super Bowl (LAC currently +1200, KC +750) and this early-season matchup could be a nice preview of more meaningful games in the future. Oddsmakers at BetMGM sportsbook currently have the Chiefs as a 3.5 point favorite and a projected total of 54.5.

As we get closer to kickoff, keep an eye on our Matchups page to see which sides are receiving the most money.  It's always tempting to take the over when two superstar quarterbacks are involved, but don't be surprised if the defenses are up to the task and keep this game under the total of 54.5.

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Written by Sam Waalkes, our US sports betting industry expert. 

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