NFL 2021: What are the odds of Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl?
The Kansas City Chiefs won more football games in 2020 than they'd ever won before. With an additional regular season game this year, fans are expecting the Missouri-based team to break the record again and commemorate the season with another victory.
Depending on the data one prefers, the Chiefs' over/under regular-season win total sits at 12 1/2 in the Las Vegas sportsbooks, shy of the 14-2 milestone they reached a year ago. Meanwhile, the game-by-game projections in the NFL's first slate look promising for the Chiefs. For now, they are also favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to The Kansas City Star.
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The first NFL slate features 17 games, and the Chiefs are favored in 16 of them. The other is a pick 'em. As noted by the Kansas City Star, the odds are sure to change, considering "some lines will grow, others will shrink and some might even flip from a favorite to an underdog." At the moment, however, the Chiefs are slated to be favorites in most of their games. The only time they will not be a favorite is when they visit Baltimore to face the Ravens in the second week. The odds are currently even.
Considering, the Chiefs are also slated to enter the season as the Super Bowl favorites, listed at 5-to-1 to overturn last year’s result. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who beat the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, is second on the sheet at 7-to-1. They are followed by the Bills (11-1), Rams (14-1), Ravens (14-1), Packers (14-1), and 49ers (14-1). The Chiefs, who are expected to at least reach a third straight Super Bowl, are also listed 2-to-1 to win the AFC. In that race, the Bills (7-1) are a distant second at 7-1.
The Chief's chances are reportedly even better in the AFC West, a division they have thoroughly dominated in recent seasons with five straight titles. According to The Kansas City Star, they are 1-3 in that race, meaning it would require $300 just to win $100. The rest of the group stands as follows: Chargers (9-2), Broncos (7-1), and Raiders (20-1). The odds further favor the Chiefs in terms of individual player accolades. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is currently on top of the MVP odds charts at 5-1, leaving the reigning winner, Aaron Rodgers, a distant second at 10-1.
According to the newspaper, Vegas oddsmakers have envisioned the Chiefs' season per the following projected lines game by game:
Week 1: Browns at Chiefs (-6)
Week 2: Chiefs at Ravens (pick ‘em)
Week 3: Chargers at Chiefs (-7)
Week 4: Chiefs (-8) at Eagles
Week 5: Bills at Chiefs (-4 1/2)
Week 6: Chiefs (-6 1/2) at Washington Football Team
Week 7: Chiefs (-4 1/2) at Titans
Week 8: Giants at Chiefs (-10)
Week 9: Packers at Chiefs (-7)
Week 10: Chiefs (-7 1/2) at Raiders
Week 11: Cowboys at Chiefs (-7 1/2)
Week 12: Bye
Week 13: Broncos at Chiefs (-9 1/2)
Week 14: Raiders at Chiefs (-10 1/2)
Week 15: Chiefs (-6 1/2) at Chargers
Week 16: Steelers at Chiefs (-8 1/2)
Week 17: Chiefs (-7 1/2) at Bengals
Week 18: Chiefs (-3) at Broncos
Fans must also consider the Chiefs' homes schedule at Arrowhead Stadium this season, which may be more difficult than expected. They were favored in every game a year ago, except the finale when Mahomes and several starters took the week off. In 2020, however, only two of their nine home games featured a double-digit line. Regardless, the odds are bound to change with each performance, so stay tuned.