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Kansas City Chiefs are underdogs in 5 games this year, favored in all others

Cantor Technology has released the point spreads for every Kansas City Chiefs game (via ESPN) this year and I count five games where the Chiefs are underdogs. They are favored in all the other games. The Chiefs underdog games are all on the road, which makes sense. I don’t really have any qualms with these lines.

The Chiefs are a touchdown underdog against the Patriots in Week 1 and a 1-point ‘dog in Houston. They are 3-point ‘dogs at Oakland but 3-point favorites when the Raiders visit Arrowhead.

Outside of New England, the Chiefs longest odds are at Dallas where they’ll play the Cowboys. We’ll see about that one because I’m not convinced the Cowboys are as good as they were last year.

The rest of the lines sound about right to me. I’m kinda surprised they’re not bigger favorites hosting the Eagles in Week 2 - 4 points. They’re also a 1.5-point favorite over the Steelers after last year’s playoff loss.

Underdogs: at Patriots, at Texans, at Raiders, at Cowboys, at Giants

There are no Week 17 odds yet in case a team has clinched and sits their starters or something like that.

Week 1

Chiefs (+7) at Patriots

Week 2

Eagles at Chiefs (-4)

Week 3

Chiefs (-1.5) at Chargers

Week 4

Redskins at Chiefs (-5)

Week 5

Chiefs (+1) at Texans

Week 6

Steelers at Chiefs (-1.5)

Week 7

Chiefs (+3) at Raiders

Week 8

Broncos at Chiefs (-3)

Week 9

Chiefs (+6.5) at Cowboys

Week 10


Week 11

Chiefs (+2) at Giants

Week 12

Bills at Chiefs (-6)

Week 13

Chiefs (-4.5) at Jets

Week 14

Raiders at Chiefs (-3)

Week 15

Chargers at Chiefs (-6)

Week 16

Dolphins at Chiefs (-4.5)

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