Clyde Edwards-Helaire Primed For Big Game On TNF Vs. LAC

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s rushing total has -115 odds on both sides of 55.5 yards.
  • His longest rush total of 12.5 yards as a -115 betting line on the OVER.

LOS ANGELESClyde Edwards-Helaire has battled injuries throughout the season but has been fairly productive when on the field this season.

Edwards-Helaire has averaged 4.5 yards per carry this season and now has a favorable matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers who allow the second-most rushing yards per game. Online sportsbooks may have set his player prop total significantly below where it needs to be.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Rushing Yards Odds

  • OVER 55.5 -115
  • UNDER 55.5 -115

The Chargers overall have a weak rush defense, but the specifics of Edwards-Helaire’s strengths and the defense’s weaknesses make it even easier to see a big game from Kansas City’s running back.

Edwards-Helaire is above average rushing in every direction besides behind the right tackle where he only averages 3.8 yards per carry. However, the Chargers defense worst rush defense comes when running behind the right tackle which means the two should more or less even out.

On the other hand, the Chargers’ defense’s main strength in the rushing game is stopping runs behind the left tackle as they allow just 3.5 yards per carry. However, Edwards-Helaire is at his best when running behind the left tackle as he averages 6.3 yards per carry when doing so.

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Other than that, Edwards-Helaire is above average rushing in every direction while the Chargers are below average at stopping every direction. A modest total of 55 yards should be easy to hit in this game if he's given enough volume.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Longest Rush

Edwards-Helaire has nine rushes this season of 10+ yards, not bad for someone with just 101 carries on the year. NFL betting sites could be underestimating his ability to break off a big run on Thursday night.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Longest Rush Odds

  • OVER 12.5 Yards -115
  • UNDER 12.5 Yards -115

Aside from the already mentioned advantageous matchup, Edwards-Helaire has more rushes of 10+ yards directly up the middle (3) than anywhere else. It just so happens that Los Angeles has allowed more rushes of 10+ yards up the middle than in any other direction as well (8).

He has a rush of 13+ yards in four of his eight games with all four coming in his last six games.