The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West last season, but they didn’t get a lot of love going in to this season because they lost top receiver Jeremy Maclin and running back Jamaal Charles during the offseason. So what does this mean for Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl betting?
Despite the lack of confidence by the oddsmakers, the Kansas City Chiefs stormed out of the gates, winning their first five games of the season, defeating the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles along the way.
Through five weeks, the Chiefs looked like the best team in the NFL, but they have since come back to earth, losing their last two games. Now that they are 5-2, the Chiefs have the third best odds of winning the Superbowl 52 at +800.
At +800, the Chiefs are a very good value bet to win the Super Bowl, considering their two losses were by a combined seven points, and the second loss came during a short week on the road to their biggest rivals, the Oakland Raiders.
The Chiefs still have some tough games ahead of them, but they also have some very winnable games against the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers. If the Chiefs offense continues playing as well as they have so far, and they are able to win home field advantage, it’s going to be difficult for an opponent to come into an extremely loud Arrowhead Stadium and defeat them in the playoffs.
After years of being called a game manager, Alex Smith is having the greatest season of his career and hasn’t thrown an interception this season.
Rookie running back Kareem Hunt leads the league in rushing, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been an unstoppable force catching passes and returning kicks.
If any AFC team can be considered a favorite to win Superbowl 2018, the Chiefs have to be that team.