Sportsbooks Take A Hit As Record Total Is Obliterated In Rams vs. Chiefs Shootout

Written By Chops on November 20, 2018
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Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams matchup had high expectations. Two division leaders. Two high-powered and exciting offenses.

The NFL moved the game from Mexico City to Los Angeles. Las Vegas sportsbooks set a massive 64 over/under on the game. The line closed at 63 or 63.5 at books across the US, marking the highest total for game since betting data started being tracked in 1986.

Sometimes these types of hyped match-ups fizzle out. Not this one.

Chiefs vs. Rams blew away all expectations. It also blew away the 64 over. It ended with a Rams 54-51 victory.

105 total points!

Vegas could’ve set the total at 100 and it still would’ve comfortably gone over.

The public typically bets the over. In a game this hyped, they REALLY bet the over.

According to William Hill via ESPN, 69% of the public took the over for the game, leaving William Hill with a “healthy seven-figure loss.”

It wasn’t all bad news for the books, as South Point took some “pretty decent-sized” under bets. And over at DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey, 85% of moneyline bets came in on the Chiefs (+143) for Monday night’s game. Kansas City was the most popular moneyline team on the Week 12 slate.

Meanwhile, MGM had a $90,000 bet on the Chiefs at +3.5 that will definitely leave a mark.

In case you missed it, here are the highlights from the third-highest-scoring game in NFL history:

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