$400 bet on Kansas City Chiefs may have inspired winOctober 04, 2011 3:00 AM by Mark Mayer
Last week a person at the Grand Sierra in Reno wagered $400 at 500-1 odds that the Kansas City Chiefs would win the Super Bowl. At that time, the Chiefs were 0-3 and that person’s undeniable optimism would have been defined as genuine "chutzpah," $200,000 worth.
One week later, the Chiefs are now 1-3 after defeating the winless Minnesota Vikings. That said, we have not heard of a rush to the windows for futures bets on the Chiefs.
Through three games, KC was outscored 129-27. This week the Chiefs are 2-point underdogs at Indianapolis, which has a short week coming off the Monday nighter with Tampa Bay.
Taking the "glass half full" instead of "half-empty" view, KC could be 2-2 heading to the bye week. However, the next home game at Arrowhead is not until Oct. 31.
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A homecoming four years in the making takes place in Cleveland tonight when LeBron James and the new look Cavaliers play host to Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.
Bob Christ’s Thursday NFL Football Breakdown | For the second time this season, and the 30th since 2008, a Thursday game will feature a home underdog when the Saints play the Panthers in Carolina in a Week 9 NFC South battle.
Las Vegas was good to Wynn Resorts Ltd. in the third quarter but not enough to make up for a stormy three months in Macau. Wynn reported that the company’s revenue dropped 1.4 percent to $1.37 billion in the quarter.
NBA Betting Capsules | Two teams expected to be in the thick of the Western Conference title chase square off in Portland where the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Portland Trailblazer. The Blazers are hefty -8 point favorites with the total at 201.5.
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