The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have Travis Kelce or Chris Jones tonight, but they did have Patrick Mahomes. Any win over a healthy Mahomes at quarterback while playing in Arrowhead is impressive, no matter how you slice it.
For the Detroit Lions, this win was particularly encouraging as they entered the season with playoff expectations and aspirations to potentially contend for the Super Bowl.
After beating the Chiefs 21-20, the Lions couldn’t ask for a better start to the 2023 NFL season. With their win in Kansas City on national television, has there been a shift in the Lions’ Super Bowl betting odds?
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Detroit Lions Super Bowl Odds
Going into Thursday night’s game, the Lions were +2200 to win the Super Bowl, the ninth-shortest odds in the NFL. Now sitting at 1-0 with a victory over the defending champions, the Lions’ Super Bowl odds have moved to +1500.
Despite how impressive their win was, that’s quite an overreaction to one game. Yes, they beat their toughest opponent of the season on the road in a tough environment, but you usually don’t see that type of swing in odds after a Week 1 win.
But the Lions were already one of the most heavily backed teams by the public to win the Super Bowl going into tonight. For example, BetMGM says the Lions are the book’s third worst liability for Super Bowl futures.
The Lions aren’t just a popular Super Bowl bet — they’re popular in other futures markets as well. Dan Campbell is the favorite to win Coach of the Year and a popular pick at each of the sportsbooks.
Currently, Campbell is way ahead of the pack at FanDuel Sportsbook. He is +750 to win the award, while the next closest in odds is a five-way tie of coaches at +1600, representing a massive difference.
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