In the eyes of the public sports bettor, the Kansas City Chiefs can do no wrong.
The Chiefs are 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games, but yet they continue to receive the majority of the betting action. Heading into their Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, the Chiefs are receiving 81.3% of betting action on them to cover the 10.5-point spread.
The last time that the Chiefs covered a double-digit spread came exactly one year ago to the day, when they beat the New York Jets 35-9 as 19.5-point favorites.
The Chiefs sit at 3-4 straight up this season and currently sit in last place in the AFC West. They entered the season as the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl, but WynnBET has dropped their odds to +1600. They now sit eighth on the odds list, but still have the shortest odds among all teams in their division.
Is there anything that the Chiefs can do that will cause sports bettors to stop wagering on them, or is Patrick Mahomes too electric not to bet on?
Speaking of Mahomes, he will be the solo leader in interceptions thrown this season if he turns it over in tonight's game against the Giants. He's currently tied with four other quarterbacks atop the NFL with nine interceptions.
Even if Mahomes begins to limit the turnovers, the Chiefs will need to sharpen up their defense for me to start betting on them again. They rank dead last in opponent yards per play, allowing an average of 6.6.
Until the Chiefs prove us otherwise, don't be among the people who continue to throw their money at them.