- Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert have the same passing yards total with (-115) odds on either side.
- Mahomes is a hefty (-256) betting favorite to have more passing touchdowns than Herbert.
- Herbert is a minor (-111) underdog to have more rushing yards than Mahomes.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs make up the Thursday Night Football game in Week 15 with a star quarterback leading each offense.
Head-To-Head Passing Yards Odds
Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes could end up being one of the best rivalries in football over the next 10+ years. In their next matchup on Thursday, the two are given equal odds to outperform one another in the passing yards department.
H2H Passing Yards Odds
- Justin Herbert -115
- Patrick Mahomes -115
The odds presented by legal sports betting sites match up with their player prop totals as both players have a passing yards total set at 289.5 yards with (-115) odds on both sides.
Herbert has averaged 319.25 yards over his last four games while Mahomes has only been throwing for 254.8 yards per game over his last five outings. Mahomes has thrown the ball fewer times in the last two weeks than he has all season, potentially showing a trend that favors Herbert in this matchup.
Head-To-Head Passing Touchdowns Odds
Mahomes has been struggling in logging passing touchdowns recently, having thrown just two touchdowns in his last five games against teams other than the Las Vegas Raiders. Yet, NFL betting sites give Mahomes much shorter odds than Herbert to win the passing touchdowns battle.
H2H Passing Touchdowns Odds
- Justin Herbert +172
- Patrick Mahomes -256
Herbert has thrown for a combined 11 touchdowns in his last four games and has thrown three or more touchdowns in six games overall. Mahomes has only thrown 3+ touchdowns once in the last nine games. Even if this bet doesn’t cash, Herbert’s odds are too good to pass on.
For what it’s worth, Herbert has (-115) odds on both sides of his 2.0 passing touchdown prop while Mahomes UNDER 2.5 touchdowns is favored with (-160) odds.
Head-To-Head Rushing Yards Odds
Both of the featured quarterbacks on Thursday night can move the ball with their legs as well as their arms. Mahomes is expected to have the more productive rushing day, at least in terms of the odds.
H2H Rushing Yards Odds
- Justin Herbert -111
- Patrick Mahomes -135
Mahomes has just two more rushing yards than Herbert over the course of the season, but Herbert has been the far more productive runner as of late. Herbert is averaging 31.2 rushing yards per game over the last six weeks while Mahomes is averaging just 8.5 rushing yards over his last six.
As seems to be the theme with many of the head-to-head stats, Herbert seems to have betting value as Mahomes is often overvalued.
The game will air on NBC or the NFL Network starting at 8:20 p.m. EST on Thursday.
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