Chiefs open as favorites in 16 of 17 games

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It was expected last week that the Buccaneers would be favored to win each of their 17 games in 2021. One sportsbook has posted lines for all 272 regular-season games, and the Bucs are actually favored in only 15 of them.

Favored in 16 of 17 games are the Chiefs.

Here’s the link to the full Westgate betting lines for the entire 2021 season. For the Bucs, the exceptions come in Week Three at the Rams, where the home team is a one-point favorite. Also, Tampa Bay’s Week 12 visit to the Colts currently is a pick ’em proposition.

The Chiefs are favored each week with the exception of Week Two, where a pick ’em line has been installed for a Sunday night game at Baltimore.

The Bucs also are 3.5-point favorites for their Week Four showdown at New England. The Chiefs are seven-point favorites for their Week Nine visit from the Packers and Aaron Rodgers. Or Jordan Love (minus-13). Or Blake Bortles (minus-a billion).

44 responses to “Chiefs open as favorites in 16 of 17 games

  1. That is very generous I would definitely take the under at 16 games for the Chiefs

  2. You can really get a lot of mileage out of writing articles about things that constantly shift. They just ran an article about how the Bucs were favored in every single game where it specifically quoted somebody saying that would include the Rams game. Surprise… they’re not favored at the Rams.

  3. no surprise, chiefs should be back in the afcc at minimum (their 4th straight which is just absurd). their only real competition as of now appears to be buffalo & maybe cle & bal. maybe la if herbert proves he’s legit.

    & let’s be serious, if the chiefs are firing on all cylinders, they are almost impossible to beat. very high likelihood of first repeat superbowl since 92, 93.

  4. Blake Bortles minus a billion– that’s the bet right there– risk it for the biscuit!!!

  5. The last I looked the Ravens play the Chiefs in week 2 am I missing something

  6. I forgot didnt the 1 year dynasty Cheifs get blowed out in the Super Bowl? Yeah, i will take the under.

  7. Pretty sure the chiefs were favored in all but 1 game last year and the year before maybe only a handful of games…. 14-16 wins barring a mahomes injury is realistic for this group… even without mahomes they would still win probably 10-12 games like they did for years under Reid with smith at the helm…

  8. This is idiotic. According to the odds posted, the Eagles will end the season 2-14-1, with wins only against Washington, NY Giants and a tie against the Lions.

    How can odds be posted on games that don’t even happen for months? So much can change between now and when those games are actually played.

  9. Sorry, sports books, but why would it suddenly become easier to win 16 games since the season was extended to 17? Winning regular season games is, you will recall, extremely rare.

  10. jackofnotrades says:

    May 18, 2021 at 10:43 am

    no surprise, chiefs should be back in the afcc at minimum (their 4th straight which is just absurd). their only real competition as of now appears to be buffalo & maybe cle & bal. maybe la if herbert proves he’s legit.

    & let’s be serious, if the chiefs are firing on all cylinders, they are almost impossible to beat. very high likelihood of first repeat superbowl since 92, 93.

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    The Pats repeated in ’03 and ’04.
    Chiefs didn’t even win it last year so no chance of a repeat.
    If the chance of 4 straight conference title games is absurd how would you describe 8 straight conference games which the patriots recently accomplished

  11. I’ll bet $1.00 on Blake Bortles. It’s way better than a lottery ticket, IMO.

  12. petrolpig says:
    May 18, 2021 at 10:48 am
    Buffalo favored in 15 of 17. Go Bills
    ___________________________________________

    Is that games won or tables destroyed?

  13. They’ll beat Baltimore, I fully believe they will. They’ll slip up at least once to LV or LAC, always happens in the division. And this year both teams did in fact get better, so the challenge will be there. But if we’re betting, I’d go all on on KC vs. Baltimore

  14. tb12gronk87 says:
    May 18, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    The Pats repeated in ’03 and ’04.
    Chiefs didn’t even win it last year so no chance of a repeat.
    If the chance of 4 straight conference title games is absurd how would you describe 8 straight conference games which the patriots recently accomplished

    im saying repeat superbowl (as in both teams). & what the pats did from 11-18 was godly

  15. “Or Jordan Love (minus-13). Or Blake Bortles (minus-a billion).”

    You sure about that? One guy has reached a conference championship game, the other one hasn’t even been allowed on the field yet.

  16. is take the under on chiefs and pats. everyone is going to give both teams their best..
    .
    chiefs were the only team to manage only 2 losses last year…dont see it getting better, especially with their schedule

  17. Broncos fan here. Why shouldn’t the Chiefs be favored? They are a very good team and have gone to the last 2 SBs? And, they generational talent at qb and Andy Reid as HC. Nothing to see here. The Chiefs are still loaded.

  18. If you are gonna bash my Chiefs could you at least spell the word correctly. Also the Chiefs did not get blowed away, they got blown away. I’m not usually one to correct someones grammar, but, if you are gonna try to bash my team then I can’t let it slide. I won’t try to embarrass the commenter by saying there name, and if it turns out you are a 5 year old I apologize. That was a fine post for a 5 year old.

  19. OF course KC is favored. I think that if they lose games, it will most likely be in their division.

    The Chargers are looking good. Herbert is in his second year, and as long as they don’t completely revamp the offense, he should be even better this year. Their new HC is a defensive coach, so that should help.

    The Raiders beat KC last year, but I doubt that they will do it again.

    The Broncos are….well….the Broncos.

  20. Started 14 – 1 last year before resting their stars in week 17 and losing a meaningless game in week 17. Vegas seems to think it’ll be a similar season. I suspect week 18 will be meaningless too, this year.

    Wouldn’t bet against them until that week. Unless the week 18 spread is tight….

  21. Chiefs are good but definitely weren’t dominant enough in 2020 to think they will have a 17-1 record in 2021 with a MUCH harder schedule. They benefitted from a soft schedule and a lot of luck to get the record they had and get as far as they did to the superbowl. They lucked out in the wins they did get over the Raiders and Chargers who they split the series with and were one helmet to helmet ref call from Cleveland beating them in the division round and that teams defense only got better over the off season.

  22. The Chiefs favored by a touchdown over the Chargers in both games?? Can’t wait for the season.

  23. Why would they be a pick ‘em against a team that hasn’t declared a quarterback yet?

  24. Bobo Moonshine says:
    May 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm
    If you are gonna bash my Chiefs could you at least spell the word correctly. Also the Chiefs did not get blowed away, they got blown away. I’m not usually one to correct someones grammar, but, if you are gonna try to bash my team then I can’t let it slide. I won’t try to embarrass the commenter by saying there name, and if it turns out you are a 5 year old I apologize. That was a fine post for a 5 year old.

    =====================

    Their, not there. Their name. How silly do you look now, troll?

  25. Regardless, the remaining super-classy ’72 Dolphins will be there to pop the corks on champagne as soon as every undefeated team loses.

  26. AFW says:
    May 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm
    Regardless, the remaining super-classy ’72 Dolphins will be there to pop the corks on champagne as soon as every undefeated team loses.

    ===========================

    And conversely, the Browns is the Browns fans will be celebrating the preservation of their perfect season once every winningless team wins a game.

    God, I love those fans. The parade through downtown in the dead of winter after going 0-16 was the ultimate troll job. You deserve all the success you achieve this year!

  27. I would definitely take the under on that. The Chiefs Defense is the weak link. There were a lot of games that were way closer than they should have been and they haven’t made significant upgrades on that side of the ball.

    Not saying they are suddenly a 7-10 team, but it is easily possible for them to lose 3-5 games with a tougher schedule and a few of the close games they had last year going the opposite way. How weird is it that they could lose 3 games and still have 14 wins?

  28. “How can odds be posted on games that don’t even happen for months? So much can change between now and when those games are actually played.”

    Because these are not actual game predictions, they are just betting lines designed to get people to bet. All Vegas wants is for approximately same number of people to pick each side of the bet, and Vegas makes money. For example, there are always crazed Patriot fans who will bite on anything in defense of their team, so if Vegas sets the line low enough to get them to bet the over, whereas enough normal people take the under, then Vegas wins.

  29. This is interesting and I’m surprised a little. I think a lot of us, myself included, didn’t give the OL line issues for the Chiefs it’s due weight of an issue as it got worse and worse and culminated in that SB display that was Mahomes attempting to survive and then throw the ball when possible. They APPEAR to have put some new guys in place, there’s talent obviously. But until those guys play as a unit and I see it I won’t presume they play LIKE a unit. Mahomes moves a lot and his line needs to understand him, and him them before they get rocking and rolling again. So betting the chiefs season win total or saying yup those guys are favored over anyone with a quality rush I think is betting blind at this point.

  30. “ (their 4th straight which is just absurd).”
    Their 4th AFC championship is absurd??
    Seriously??? That Pats went to 8 straight, that’s what is absurd, LOL!!
    Once you have been to 9 Super Bowls and Won 6 , then I will be impressed!!!
    Until the then, not so much!

  31. Then why should anyone except that one team show up to play? The Gods have preordained it!

  32. “Once you have been to 9 Super Bowls and Won 6…” (.667)

    Or once you have been to 8 SBs and won 6 like the Steelers. (.750)

    😉

  33. Once you have been to 9 Super Bowls and Won 6…” (.667)

    Or once you have been to 8 SBs and won 6 like the Steelers. (.750)

    ——————— sorry, Winning with one QB, TB12 the goat is way more impressive!!!

  34. Surprise… they’re not favored at the Rams.
    ——-

    That Bucs D will eat Stafford alive.

  35. This is a good reminder that Vegas books set the lines at what they think will bring in equal money on both sides of the bet so that those bets cancel out and the house takes the vig with no risk. The lines don’t necessarily represent how they think the game will actually play out. Clearly the Chiefs will win a lot of games but I don’t think the people who set the lines in Vegas think they’ll actually go 16-1.

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