Kansas City Chiefs Betting Guide

Schedule, Odds, And Predictions

There may not be a team in the NFL that can stop Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and they find themselves back in the Super Bowl for the second straight season. Their biggest strength of the 2020 season has been their ability to topple the best teams in the league– often times by comfortable margins. Mahomes has helped bring Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to being the best players at their positions and rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been a great compliment to the passing game.

The defense has been solid through and through, led by newly-extended Chris Jones and rookie L’Jarius Sneed. Last season, the NFL was notified that the Chiefs were beginning a dynasty and, while repeating championships is hard (last time: Patriots in 2003 and 2004), Andy Reid is looking to add to the Super Bowl total.

The Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7. Check back to this page for a full game breakdown, plus predictions from our team of betting analysts on the game.

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl odds

Chiefs prop bets

Search below for Kansas City Chiefs team or player props currently being offered at sportsbooks. You can also look around at other teams and players using this tool. Happy shopping!

Chiefs futures odds

Chiefs Super Bowl odds

The current line for Super Bowl LV sees the Chiefs as favorites and to win the Big Game.

AFC West odds

The Chiefs clinched the AFC West, becoming the first team to clinch their division.

Kansas City Chiefs 2020 schedule and betting odds

Week DateTime OpponentOpening spread
Week 1Thursday, Sept. 108:20 ETvs. HoustonChiefs -10
Week 2Sunday, Sept. 204:25 ETat Los Angeles ChargersChiefs -6.5
Week 3Monday, Sept. 288:15 ETat BaltimoreRavens -1
Week 4Sunday, Oct. 44:25 ETvs. New EnglandChiefs -8
Week 5Sunday, Oct. 111:00 ETvs. Las VegasChiefs -11
Week 6Thursday, Oct. 158:20 ETat BuffaloChiefs -4.5
Week 7Sunday, Oct. 254:25 ETat DenverChiefs -7.5
Week 8Sunday, Nov. 11:00 ETvs. New York JetsChiefs -13.5
Week 9Sunday, Nov. 81:00 ETvs. CarolinaChiefs -16
Week 10BYE
Week 11Sunday, Nov. 228:20 ETat Las VegasN/A
Week 12Sunday, Nov. 294:25 ETat Tampa BayChiefs -2.5
Week 13Sunday, Dec. 68:20 ETvs. DenverChiefs -11
Week 14Sunday, Dec. 131:00 ETat MiamiChiefs -12
Week 15Sunday, Dec. 204:25 ETat New OrleansChiefs -1
Week 16Sunday, Dec. 271:00 ETvs. AtlantaChiefs -10
Week 17Sunday, Jan. 31:00 ETvs. Los Angeles ChargersN/A

How to bet on the Kansas City Chiefs

Moneyline

Pick the team to win the game and you bet the moneyline. You will often have to lay a pretty big price on the Chiefs to win if betting the moneyline. Kansas City was at least a touchdown (-6) or more favorite in 10 games last season, including the playoffs. A 7-point NFL favorite (-7) is approximately -370 on the moneyline, meaning you would have to lay $370 to win $100. An underdog of 7 points (+7) would be approximately +285 on the moneyline, so a $100 bet would return a profit of $285.  

Spread

The point spread is made by the oddsmaker to essentially set the margin of victory. If you bet on the Chiefs as a 7-point favorite (-7) then Kansas City would have to win by more than 7 points to win your bet. You would usually lay 10 cents on the odds, so an $11 bet would win $10 or $110 to win $100.

If the Chiefs are a 7-point underdog, conversely, then you win your bet if the Chiefs win the game or lose by less than 7 points. A margin of victory by exactly 7 points would be a push and there would be a refund of your bet.  

Total

NFL total bets, also referred to as the over/under, pay out based on the total combined points of the two teams in a contest. You make your bet on whether you believe the total amount of points scored in the game will be more or less than the oddsmakers posted total. Chiefs games are among the highest totals on the board each week. Kansas City had nine games last season including the playoffs with a posted total of at least 51 points. The over/under in those games was 5-4 (five overs and four unders).   

Props

Props or “proposition bets” are any type of side bet that generally does not directly affect the outcome of the game. NFL prop bets can range from individual player performances like QB passing yards or RB rushing yards, to exact scores, team win totals or props tied to which team a player might sign with or start for in Week 1. Sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings can offer more creative options and take more risk with larger betting volume.

Player props are posted at many sportsbooks, including FanDuel and DraftKings, for selected QBs, RBs and WRs with plenty of months ahead of the season to evaluate the players and projections. Mahomes gets a lot of interest from bettors and his 2019 Over/Under passing yards total is 4,550.5 and his passing touchdowns O/U is 35.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook. FanDuel has Mahomes’ O/U passing yards at 4,499.5. Tight end Travis Kelce’s receiving yards O/U is 1,225.5 (Under -125). 

Despite missing 2.5 games with a knee injury, Mahomes passed for 4,031 and 26 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He ranked No. 2 in the league in ESPN’s QB Rating which values the quarterback on all play types adjusted for the strength of opposing defenses faced. Mahomes passed for another 901 yards and 10 touchdowns in three playoff wins which included a Super Bowl victory. 

Following 50 touchdown passes and 5,097 passing yards in 2018, Mahomes was the +450 co-favorite to pass for the most touchdowns during the 2019 regular season. But he did not win, finishing top 10 with 26 TD passes. His season O/U passing touchdowns was set at 36.,5 which he also failed to reach. Mahomes missed 10 quarters and passed for 4,031 yards, which was short of his regular season O/U passing prop of 4,650.5 yards.

Futures

Any bet made on an event in the future is a future wager. In the NFL, those include odds on which team will win the Super Bowl, conference or division titles, or season over/under win bets. Player futures bets can be for Most Valuable Player (MVP), Rookie of the Year or other year-end awards in the future. Oddmakers adjust the futures odds based on amount of money wagered, public perception, personnel losses and additions to teams, winning or losing streaks during a season and other factors.

Teasers

Teasers are adjusted lines from the same game with at least two contests bet to complete the wager. A bettor is allowed to “buy” points and move the point spread. In the NFL, this is 6 (-120), 6.5 (-130) or 7 points (-140). The odds can be slightly higher at some sportsbooks. If the Chiefs are a 6.5-point favorite, you can move the line to -0.5 on a 6-point teaser and the Chiefs just have to win the game to complete the first leg of your teaser. If you made a two team 6-point teaser wager, then your other wager would have to also win.

In addition, if you teased an underdog like the Broncos from +2 to +8, for example, then Denver would have to win the game or lose by less than 8 points to complete the two team teaser. A $12 bet would win $10, or $120 to win $100 and both games/teams have to cover the adjusted point spread.

In-play

Also referred to as “in-game” wagering, these bets are more popular than ever and provide fans and bettors to watch and wager on more outcomes throughout a contest. It’s easy and accessible from a mobile app with a sports betting account at FanDuel or DraftKings and allowed within the state borders where those companies offer legal wagering with mobile betting. During the course of a contest, the odds, lines, totals change based on the current score, which team has the ball, field position and time remaining. Oddsmakers adjust, and bettors fire in bets as the lines and odds change from play to play.  

Chiefs 2019 recap

The 2019 Chiefs had their seventh straight season with a winning record under Reid, finishing 12-4 for their fourth straight AFC West title. KC went 10-5-1 ATS despite high expectations and being favored in 13 games.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes missed two full games with a knee injury and the Chiefs were underdogs in both contests going 1-1 SU/ATS. Kansas City surprisingly lost three home games, but the Chiefs were still 6-0 against AFC West opponents and the only AFC team to win all their division games.

Mahomes suffered a knee injury on Oct. 17 in a 30-6 road win at Denver and he missed the next two games. A huge adjustment in the point spread was made as the Chiefs were a 5-point home underdog to both the Packers and Vikings. Kansas City lost to Green Bay 31-24, but KC beat Minnesota on a last second field goal, 26-23.

The Chiefs QB returned from injury the following week at Tennessee and passed 50 times for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns. But the Chiefs blew a 9-point fourth quarter lead and lost, 35-32. Sitting at 6-4 on the season, Kansas City then went on to win its final six games to close the regular season and earn a first round bye in the playoffs. Five of those final six wins went under the total, and the Chiefs finished the season 8-8 Over/Under. The Chiefs defense made significant improvements in the second half of the season to complement its 30 points per game offense on their way to a Super Bowl win.

Chiefs 2020 offseason moves

Key trades: None
Key re-signings: RB Damien Williams (2020 team option of $2.3 million picked up), CB Bashaud Breeland (one year, $4.5 million), WR DeMarcus Robinson (one year, $2.3 million)
Key free-agent losses: CB Kendall Fuller (to WASH), LB Emmanuel Ogbah (to MIA), G Stefan Wisniewski (to PIT)
Key free-agent signings: OL Mike Remmers (Giants), CB Antonio Hamilton (Giants)

The Chiefs kept much of their Super Bowl championship team together. Running back Damien Williams was re-signed, and he’ll now be pressed for the starting spot with rookie first round draft pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire adding another multi-dimensional running back to the Chiefs’ awesome attack.

Free agent losses have weakened the defense, and second round pick Willie Gay can help at linebacker as he has quality-starter upside and could make rookie year starts. The Chiefs have a need at cornerback, however. They could certainly use more depth in the defensive backfield to add beyond two rookies drafted in rounds 4-7 this year.