Kansas City Looks to Stay Ahead of Odds, Super Bowl Hangover

Kansas City Looks to Stay Ahead of Odds, Super Bowl Hangover
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It’s been nearly two decades since the NFL last had a repeat champion — the New England Patriots’ teams of 2003 and 2004.

Fast forward 19 years, and the Andy Reid-coached Kansas City Chiefs are seeking to join that exclusive club, still riding the high from last year’s 14-3 Super Bowl run.

While repeating the ultimate success is hard, staying ahead of the oddsmakers is even more challenging.

A note for those interested in Kansas sports betting: Of the last 10 Super Bowl champs, only five have posted a record at or above .500 against the spread the following season.

BetKansas.com utilized data from SportsOddsHistory.com to see how the past 10 Super Bowl winners performed ATS the following season.

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ATS Performance After Super Bowl Win

YearTeamATS RecordCover %
2022Rams6-10-138.24%
2021Buccaneers9-852.94%
2020Chiefs7-943.75%
2019Patriots8-7-153.13%
2018Eagles7-943.75%
2017Patriots11-568.75%
2016Broncos9-756.25%
2015Patriots7-7-250%
2014Seahawks10-662.50%
2013Ravens7-8-146.88%
TOTALS81-76-551.54%

Kansas sports betting apps list the Chiefs as 6.5-point favorites in their season opener Sept. 7 against Detroit.

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Recent Champs Have Faced Mixed Results

While the Chiefs enter the 2023 NFL regular season as the odds-on favorite to repeat as champions, it’s no sure thing Kansas City will do so.

The current Chiefs Super Bowl odds of +600 place them just ahead of No. 2 contender Philadelphia (listed at +800 to win it all this season).

It’s also hard for defending champions to outpace their elevated standing among oddsmakers. The last 10 Super Bowl champs have posted a combined against the spread mark of 81-76-5.

The NFL insiders at Pro Football Network rank Kansas City’s 2023 schedule as the 13th toughest in the league, just ahead of Denver.

The Chiefs continue their preseason Aug. 19 at Arizona, where BetMGM Kansas lists them as a 7.5-point favorite.

Kansas City fell 26-24 in its preseason opener against New Orleans last Sunday.

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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