- The spread for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions moved from 6.5 points to 5.5 points in favor of the Chiefs.
- Betting odds for Kansas City’s 30.5-point total now favor the under with -160 odds.
- Kickoff is set for Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs are favored to defeat the Detroit Lions in their Week 1 bout, but betting odds slightly shifted towards the Detroit Lions as kickoff approaches. Kansas City went from 6.5-point favorites to 5.5-point favorites before Thursday night’s kickoff.
Kansas City is the most popular bet on the Super Bowl, but betting on the Lions may have influenced a shortened spread.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs Detroit Lions Betting Lines
|Kansas City Chiefs||-5.5 (-110)||-260||O53.0 (-110)|
|Detroit Lions||+5.5 (-110)||+215||U53.0 (-110)|
Kansas City is still the heavy favorite to win outright with -260 moneyline odds, but the potential absence of star defensive tackle Chris Jones hurts their chances. Head coach Andy Reid said that there’s been “no progress” with Chris Jones in Tuesday’s press conference.
Jones’ presence on the defensive line is critical for the Chiefs covering a 5.5-point spread. NFL sportsbooks are also favoring the Kansas City Chiefs to score under 30.5 points in the game.
Chiefs Now Favored to Score Under 30.5 Points
Less than a month after the Chiefs point total was favored to go over 30.5 points with -120 odds, there are now -160 odds for the under.
The Detroit Lions ranked 28th in the NFL last season for points allowed but only surrendered over 30.5 points in four games. Meanwhile, Kansas City scored under 30.5 points in 14 of 20 games in 2022.
Although the Chiefs Super Bowl 58 odds are dependent on their explosive offense, the 30.5-point total may be too high for the defending champions. Still, the +120 odds for the over are much more appealing than betting the -160 odds for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to score under 30.5 points.
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