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Before Austin Ekeler hits the field for Thursday’s game, which starts at 8:15 PM ET on Amazon Prime Video, here are some key facts and figures you should know ahead of placing a bet on his player prop bet markets. Ekeler and the Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) are set for an AFC West matchup in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Austin Ekeler Player Props vs. Kansas City
- Matchup: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
- Time: 8:15 PM
- Date: September 15, 2022
- Rushing Yards Prop: Over 53.5 (-115)
- Receiving Yards Prop: Over 36.5 (-115)
Austin Ekeler Rushing Stats
- Last year Ekeler rushed for 911 yards on 206 carries (56.9 yards per game) with 12 touchdowns. Ekeler collected 40.4 receiving yards per game with 70 catches for 647 yards and eight touchdowns.
- In terms of defending against the run, the Chiefs were 21st in the league last season, giving up 117.6 yards per game.
- Last year the Chiefs allowed 15 rushing TDs. They were 14th in the league in that category.
- Ekeler racked up 434 rushing yards after contact (thanks in part to 13 broken tackles) last season, 14th in the league among qualified runners.
Against Kansas City
- In his two career matchups against them, Ekeler has averaged 57 rushing yards against the Chiefs, 3.5 more than his over/under in Thursday’s game.
- Ekeler, in two games against them, has gone over 53.5 rushing yards each time.
- Ekeler, in two matchups against the Chiefs, has run for a TD once, but not more than one in a single contest.
Last Season Stats: Chargers vs. Chiefs
- Last year, the Chargers scored 6.5 more points per game (27.9) than the Chiefs gave up (21.4).
- The Chargers collected 21.3 more yards per game (390.2) than the Chiefs gave up per contest (368.9) last season.
- Last year the Chargers racked up 282.4 passing yards per game, 31.0 more than the Chiefs allowed per outing (251.4).
- Last season the Chargers racked up 107.9 rushing yards per game, just 9.7 fewer yards than the Chiefs allowed per outing (117.6).
- The Chargers had 22 giveaways last season, while the Chiefs had 29 takeaways.