Chiefs vs Lions Odds, Betting Results: Lions Upset K.C. Without Kelce

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Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Pictured: The Lions celebrating a touchdown in their upset win over the Chiefs.

The first game of the 2023 NFL season is in the books — and we already have our first upset.

Even without Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs were still favored over the Detroit Lions by anywhere from 3.5 to 4 points prior to kickoff of Thursday Night Football. The Chiefs were also -210 on the moneyline to win outright, with the Lions +175 to pull off the upset.

With a 21-20 win, the Lions both covered all of the potential spreads out there and won as +175 outright underdogs on the moneyline. A $10 bet on Detroit at the closing moneyline of +175 would have won you $27.50 total ($17.50 in winnings, plus your $10 bet back).

The Chiefs had opened as 6.5-point favorites on the spread and -300 on the moneyline, with the Lions opening at +235 to win.

The total over/under for the game closed at 52.5 across the market, with the under easily cashing, given that only 41 total points were scored in the game.

NFL Primetime Unders ✅

The under in night games is now 140-95-3 (60%) since 2019 after DET-KC goes under 52.5

— Evan Abrams (@EvanHAbrams) September 8, 2023

On the player prop front, the first TD of the season went to Detroit's Amon-Ra St. Brown, who was nearly 9-to-1 to snag the first score of the year.


First TD scorer +875 ✅

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) September 8, 2023

Both Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes went under their passing totals of 257.5 and 285.5, respectively.

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