Sunday Night Football Betting Market Report: Books Need Ravens Over Chiefs
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The Chiefs have been taking significant amounts of bets and money all week with the odds moving from Kansas City as a 3-point favorite to a 3.5-point favorite in the hours ahead of kick-off.
Kansas City opened the year with a comeback win over the Cleveland Browns, but the final score of 33-29 wasn’t good enough to cover the spread. Meanwhile, Baltimore lost in prime time on Monday Night Football to the Oakland Raiders in overtime, 33-27.
Westgate SuperBook’s Jeff Sherman told The Action Network’s Darren Rovell that the book took a $40,000 bet late on Kansas City at -4 as bets were increasing as afternoon games ended.
At PointsBet, 89% of all money bet on the game is on Kansas City. It’s nearly the same for bets with 88% of tickets on the road team.
Other implications could be in parlays with favorites winning early. Many times bettors like to try money-line parlays with big favorites. The Browns, Patriots, Rams, Bills, Broncos and Buccaneers might all be popular teams paired with Kansas City in parlays.