In the offseason, William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook offered a proposition bet on “Will any team go 19-0?” with the “Yes” paying 20-1. Approximately 94 percent of the money bet on the prop was on the “Yes,” when the proposition was closed before Thursday’s kickoff. The book won’t have to worry about the Patriots anymore on that prop.
The Chiefs’ Super Bowl odds improved from 30-1 to 16-1 at the Westgate. The Patriots dropped back slightly from 3-1 to 4-1.
Kansas City’s upset jump-started a run of underdogs to start the season. Underdogs covered the spread in six of the eight early kickoffs Sunday, none bigger for the books than the Chicago Bears.
The Bears covered the spread as 7-point underdogs in a 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It was by far the largest decision of the day for multiple sportsbooks. For every one bet on the Bears at CG Technology, there were nearly eight on the Falcons. At the Westgate, 85 percent of the money bet on the Falcons-Bears point spread was on Atlanta.
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