Chiefs move from 1-point favorites to 8-point favorites with Aaron Rodgers out

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Las Vegas thinks the difference between Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love is about a touchdown.

Before today’s news that Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play for the Packers on Sunday against the Chiefs, Kansas City was a one-point favorite. After the news broke, the line shifted to Kansas City by eight.

The line can still move as more bets come in, but suffice to say that Love in the first start of his NFL career is not expected to be anywhere near the player that Rodgers is.

This sudden shift also points to how valuable inside information about the NFL can be. If anyone knew Rodgers tested positive before the betting public knew, that person could have placed a very big bet on the Chiefs with a very favorable point spread.

Last week, the point spread on the Cowboys-Vikings game shifted to the Cowboys by about five or six points because Dak Prescott was out and Cooper Rush replaced him. Rush managed to lead the Cowboys to an upset, as Packers fans — and Packers bettors — will hope Love can do.

10 responses to “Chiefs move from 1-point favorites to 8-point favorites with Aaron Rodgers out

  1. And suddenly, KC gets a possible huge break to surge past .500 and into potential playoff contention.

    Convenient and coincidental.

    Well, let’s see what Mr. Love can do. Because if that Packers defense shows up, GB may still notch the win.

  2. how were the chiefs favored at all…
    have they beaten anybody with a winning record?
    have they beaten a paid contender?
    with love, id favor the chiefs by 2 1/2

  3. As a Packer fan I love it. The Chiefs have zero tape on Love and not much on LaFluer to game plan against. The Saints just beat the bucs with Simien – the pack surely can roll up a weak Chiefs team with a young solid QB. This is why we got Love. Place that bet!

  4. Uh, y’all clearly haven’t watched the chiefs lately, I’m taking a backup QB on a good GB team over KC.

  5. Now everyone will get to see if wasting that #1 pick on Love was a good idea.

    The good news for the Packers is it’s the Chiefs. They can’t stop anyone and lead the league in turnovers by a large margin.

  6. Foolish.

    Won’t be surprised if the Packers lose, but the defense held the Cardinals down, and the running game is rounding into form nicely.

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