Pro Bettors Buying Back Chiefs on Sunday Night Football?
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- Matt Moore will start for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC).
- Sharps were all over the Chiefs earlier this week, but have the pros continued to bet Kansas City throughout the weekend?
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze if smart money still likes the Chiefs.
Just a couple of weeks ago, tonight’s Packers vs. Chiefs game on Sunday Night Football had all the makings of an exciting, high-scoring affair between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.
However, after Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap against the Denver Broncos in Week 7, Matt Moore will be under center for Andy Reid’s squad against Green Bay.
Still, this game has plenty of fantasy football implications, and as a standalone primetime matchup, bettors aren’t shying away just because Mahomes won’t play.
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In fact, The Action Network’s Mark Gallant detailed that sharp bettors jumped on the Chiefs throughout the week, resulting in significant line movement through key numbers.
But has that action continued since Thursday? Or has the official announcement that Moore will start for Kansas City slowed the flow of smart money on the Chiefs?
Packers vs. Chiefs Sharp Report
The Packers vs. Chiefs point spread has gone on a bit of rollercoaster throughout the week, driven by sharp early action, then an adjustment for Moore getting the start when there was some optimism that Mahomes would return.
After smart money did hit Kansas City, the spread stretched back out to Packers -5 when Reid confirmed Moore under center.
However, smart money has quietly bought back that move, highlighted by a Sports Insights Reverse Line Move, which kicked this line back from Chiefs +5 to +4.5.
Because 5 isn’t all that important in NFL betting, it’s not the most significant of moves, but is enough to declare that some buyback has, in fact, hit the market.
Sharp angle: Chiefs (moved from +5 to +4.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]