Sunday’s NFL divisional round features two intriguing matchups, and bettors are all over the games.
We’re tracking the major bets and the wagers with longer odds for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills games.
It’s no coincidence that the final game of the weekend (Chiefs-Bills) is expected to draw the most action, said Patrick Everson, who covers the sports betting industry for FOX Sports.
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“Chiefs-Bills, of course. Absolutely. The NFL got it right,” SuperBook senior risk supervisor Casey Degnon told Everson. “The fact that it’s the last game of the weekend means we’ll see even more money on this game.”
Let’s dive into a plethora of betting nuggets, with insights from oddsmakers, info on where the sharp money is and a couple of the biggest bets so far.
Chiefs 27, Bills 24
Kansas City Chiefs
The Patrick Mahomes-Josh Allen rivalry continues as the quarterbacks met for the seventh time.
The Bills won three of the four regular-season contests, but the Chiefs have won all three postseason contests.
A bettor in Michigan won $260,000 on their $200,000 bet on Kansas City moneyline.
One bettor put down $75,000 (at +122) on the Chiefs moneyline against the Bills — payout: $91,500.
Over bettors on the total Over/Under breathed a little easier early in the fourth quarter.
Bills quarterback Allen was a popular bet to score the first touchdown (+550).
Allen’s second TD paid out at +500.
Allen paid off for first-half bettors with 51 rushing yards.
On the other hand, Mahomes rushing yards bettors were anxious at halftime. He finished with 19 rushing yards.
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Kelce did catch a TD pass late in the second quarter.
Bettors who put some cash on Kelce hitting pay dirt twice collected a nice profit at +650.
Lions 31, Buccaneers 23
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detroit hosted its first NFC divisional game since the 1991 playoffs.
The Buccaneers and Lions played each other in Week 6, a 20-6 win for Detroit on Oct. 15 at Tampa Bay.
A Michigan bettor plunked down $110,000 to take the Bucs and 6.5 points against the Lions.
A bettor cashed in when Detroit’s Josh Reynolds scored the first touchdown.
But Reynolds scoring the first TD was a good outcome for the books.
Detroit’s Craig Reynolds (no relation) paid off at +1700 when he scored a TD on fourth and goal in the third quarter.
Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans had a big first half, which was good news for bettors.
The betting public is backing Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield to have a big game.
And Mayfield hit his rushing total in the first half.
Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton paid off at +240 for an anytime TD.
Bettors are backing Lions running back David Montgomery to score a touchdown.
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