Chiefs Betting Odds: Kansas City Opens 2023 Schedule as Large Favorite vs. Lions

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With the release of the 2023 NFL schedule, it’s time to explore Chiefs betting odds as Kansas City aims to become back-to-back Super Bowl champions.

Three games revealed early highlight Kansas City’s schedule this season. The Chiefs host the Lions on Sept. 7 at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the 2023 NFL season. On Nov. 5, Kansas City faces Miami in the NFL’s International Series of games in Frankfurt, Germany.  The Chiefs and Bengals renew their rivalry on New Year’s Eve at Arrowhead in a game that could have massive playoff implications.

Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs, who’ll try to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots back in 2004-05.

Bet on the Chiefs at DraftKings Sportsbook

Lions vs. Chiefs Point Spread & Moneyline Odds

Here are Lions vs. Chiefs odds for the season opener at DraftKings. Mahomes & Co. are laying a full TD on the early line. Be sure to shop around the best sports betting apps for the best odds on your NFL plays.

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Chiefs Futures Odds for 2023 Season

Oddsmakers at top-rated sportsbooks are again expecting big things from the Chiefs this season. Here are Chiefs futures odds at DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM.

ChiefsDraftKingsFanDuelBetMGM: Promo Code TODAY
Super Bowl Odds+600+600+650
AFC Championship Odds+330+350+350
Odds to Win AFC West-165-160-160
Season Win TotalO 11.5 -140; U 11.5 +120O 11.5 -128; U 11.5 +104O 11.5 -125; U 11.5 +105
Odds to Make PlayoffsYes -450; No +360Yes -500; No +360Yes -400; No +310

Chiefs Super Bowl Odds

The Chiefs are the consensus betting favorite to win Super Bowl 58. Given the odds offered above, you’d make your bet on the Chiefs at BetMGM (+650).

For the sake of comparison, Kansas City entered last season as a +1000 favorite to win the Super Bowl, per Sports Odds History.

Also check: Super Bowl Futures for All 32 Teams

Chiefs’ Odds to Win AFC Championship

The Chiefs have played in a record five consecutive AFC Championship games. Kansas City defeated Cincinnati, 23-20, in last season’s AFC title game. It marked the first time Patrick Mahomes beat Joe Burrow in a head-to-head matchup. Mahomes is 1-3 against the Burrow-led Bengals.

Chiefs Betting Odds + 2023 Schedule
QB Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce have the Chiefs favored to win Super Bowl 58. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The best odds on the Chiefs to win the AFC Championship can be found at FanDuel and BetMGM, as both books are dealing +350 as of Thursday.

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Chiefs’ Odds to Win AFC West

Looking for plus-money odds on the Chiefs to win the AFC West? You’ll have to wait until the regular season unfolds. It will take the Chargers, for example, grabbing an early lead in the division to bring the Chiefs back toward even money.

Early odds have Kansas City in the -160 to -165 range to win the AFC West.

Chiefs’ Season Win Total

Kansas City’s season win total is pegged at 11.5. The Chiefs went Over that number last year with a 14-3 record in the regular season.

BetMGM is dealing the best price on the Over at -125 as of this post. DraftKings is offering the best odds on the Under at +120.

History favors the Over again, as the Chiefs have never won less than 12 games with Mahomes at QB:

2022: 14-3
2021: 12-5
2020: 14-2
2019: 12-4
2018: 12-4

Chiefs’ Mahomes Favored in Odds to Win NFL MVP

Mahomes captured his second NFL MVP Award last season after leading the league in passing yards and TDs. DraftKings is dealing Mahomes as the +650 favorite to win the 2023 NFL MVP Award. Joe Burrow (-700) is the second betting choice as of Thursday.

Chiefs’ Odds to Make Playoffs

Take a hard pass on this betting market unless you think Kansas City somehow fails to make the playoffs. Bettors taking the “Yes” option are looking at a -400 to -500 range on that bet. That’s one more example reminding us to shop around various sportsbooks before making NFL bets and particularly in futures markets.

FAQs

What is the first game of the NFL season?

The Kansas City Chiefs host the Detroit Lions Sept. 7 at Arrowhead Stadium in the first game of the 2023 NFL season.

What are the odds for the Chiefs game?

Early odds at DraftKings have the Chiefs laying -7 against the Lions.

What are the odds of the Chiefs winning Super Bowl in 2023?

Futures odds on the Chiefs to win Super Bowl are available in the +600 to +650 range at DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM.

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Kris Johnson

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Kris Johnson is a senior writer at Gaming Today with more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist. Johnson's work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and other publications. He also authored a sports betting novel titled The Endgame.

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