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“We opened the Chiefs a 7 point road favorite and actually thought that was plenty high enough to attract some Raider action, but it wasn’t,” Peter Childs of Sportsbook.ag says. ” Literally of the first 100 bets on the game, 98 of them were on the Chiefs so we quickly got to 7.5 on Sunday evening.”
Action has evened out slightly, with the Chiefs now catching 65 percent of the action at -7.5.
“While we have all the respect in the world for this Chiefs team, it’s a terrible spot for them,” Child says. “Off a huge win vs the reigning Super Bowl champs and now have a very short week and have to travel, we believe they’ll be hard pressed to win by any considerable margin.”
Bad weather in Oakland has caused the total to drop to 42 from the opening 43. “but this is still a primetime NFL game and I believe we’ll see late action on the over. Bettors love rooting for offense as oppose to defense.,” Childs says.