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Betting odds: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
- Spread: Chiefs -5.5
- Over/Under: 58.5
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBC
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Betting market: The cover kings — aka the 6-0 against-the-spread Chiefs — are getting nearly 80% of bets at the time of writing (see live data here).
They haven’t given anyone a reason to fade them, especially if you don’t have to lay a touchdown.
There’s been some buyback on Cincy when the line has reached six, causing it to site in the dead zone at 5.5.
More than 70% of bets are taking the over despite this being the highest total of the week. Interestingly enough, it’s actually dropped between a half point and a point depending on the book.
Trends to know: The over/under opened at 58.5 points. This would be just the ninth over/under of 58 or more points since 2003. The over hit in all previous eight games by an average of 8.5 points. — John Ewing