In a crazy year for sports betting, online sportsbook giant BetOnline is doing something crazy - paying out bets on Chiefs to win AFC West after just four games.
Sportsbooks have paid out bets early, when outcomes are more or less already decided, but the Chiefs lead in their division isn't predetermined just yet. The Las Vegas Raiders are 2-2 and they head to Kansas City this weekend for a Sunday afternoon showdown at Arrowhead.
Dave Mason, brand manager at BetOnline.ag, said. "The only way Kansas City doesn't come out on top is if Andy Reid eats too many hamburgers or Patrick Mahomes suffers a season-ending injury, and nobody wants to see that." When pressed about the upcoming matchup he added, "With the way the AFC West is unfolding, we felt very comfortable moving forward and rewarding Chiefs bettors early."
The odds to win the AFC West are now closed at BetOnline.ag, but should any other team come out on top, an insider told us that this early payoff will cost BetOnline an amount in the low six-figure range.
Chiefs bettors who missed out on the AFC West futures, can still look at Kansas City to win the AFC Championship and Super Bowl LIV. At 4-0, and looking very strong, the Chiefs are the odds on favorite to win the AFC at +180. The Ravens are at +350 and the Bills and Steelers are still in the mix. The rest of the AFC is currently listed at 12-1 or longer odds. To become NFL champion, the Chiefs are at +350 and should the Ravens, Seahawks or Packers falter, those odds are sure to go lower.
Kansas City opened the season at -350 to win the division and bettors who took any of the other three AFC West teams do still have action. Tickets for the Broncos, who got their first win of the season last Thursday and are on their third starting quarterback of the season, and the Chargers, who managed to beat only the Bengals so far this season, are the longest of shots . . . at best. The Raiders do have a shot and are listed at several online sportsbooks at around +1500, but all Kansas City bets have been graded winners at BOL.
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