The pressure is on in Kansas City. The Chiefs have made it to at least the AFC title game for four straight seasons, a run of success that plenty of teams would gladly sign up for. However, they’ve won just one Super Bowl over that span.
The team enters the season as one of the top favorites to win the Super Bowl, but just making it that far will be tough. The AFC appears to be loaded with potential contenders this year. The club has an interesting test in Week 1 as the Chiefs travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals. Here’s a closer look at the latest Chiefs odds and betting lines.
Kansas City Chiefs odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
Week 1 odds: Chiefs favored for potential shootout at Cardinals
The Chiefs made it to the AFC title game for the fourth time in a row last year, but they came up short in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cardinals were also a playoff team last season, but they lost early to the Los Angeles Rams.
According to the latest futures odds, Kansas City has a great chance to make the AFC title tilt once again. The Chiefs are currently second in odds to win the conference, behind only the Buffalo Bills. Arizona is also a potential playoff team, but it’ll have its work cut out in the competitive NFC West.
- Moneyline: Kansas City posted a record of 5-3 on the road last season and enters this contest as a decent-sized moneyline favorite (-150). Arizona was just 3-5 at home a season ago, but the home underdog role in Week 1 could serve as some extra motivation.
- Spread: The Chiefs are a field goal favorite for Week 1. Kansas City was 10-10 against the spread last season, while Arizona went 10-8.
- Over/Under: Neither club had trouble putting points on the board last season, so the 53 total at sportsbooks for Week 1 is no surprise. The Chiefs averaged 28.2 points per game, fourth in the league, while the Cardinals were 11th with 26.4. For the year, Kansas City was 12-8 on the over/under, while Arizona was 8-10.
Kansas City Chiefs odds to win the Super Bowl
Last Updated: June 30
When DraftKings released odds for 2023 Super Bowl this past January, the Chiefs were the top choice on the board at +700. The team’s odds have since lengthened to +1000, but Kansas City is still among the top five favorites to win it all.
Last season came to a close with a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game, but the Chiefs are still loaded with talent and likely to be in the title hunt one again. The Buffalo Bills are the current favorites to win the big game, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kansas City Chiefs futures odds for 2022-23
As one of the top favorites on the board, Kansas City appears ready to contend for a title once again. You can also spread out the action with other wagers on how the team will fare this season. Here’s a look at the NFL lines and odds for other futures bets.
Regular season win total
The Chiefs have notched 10 or more wins for the last seven seasons in a row, and they closed out last season at 12-5.
Odds to win the AFC West
BetMGM Sportsbook: +150
The AFC West could be one of the more interesting divisions to watch this season. The Los Angeles Chargers (+250) and Denver Broncos (+260) aren’t too far behind the Chiefs, while the Las Vegas Raiders (+600) are far from pushovers.
Odds to win the AFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +525
Kansas City has been a top AFC team for quite a while now. The Bills (+350) are the favorites to win the conference, while the Broncos (+850) and Chargers (+850) are right behind the Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +800
As one of the top QBs in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes will likely be in the MVP conversation for as long as he stays healthy. He’s currently tied for second on the board at FanDuel with Tom Brady. Josh Allen is the NFL MVP favorite, with odds of +700.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Patrick Mahomes +900
- Most rushing yards: Ronald Jones +6000
- Most receiving yards: Travis Kelce +1200
Mahomes is one of the top five favorites to lead the league in passing yards. Jones, however, is unlikely to rack up tons of yards in the pass-first attack, but Kelce is one of the top five contenders in receiving yard odds.
Kansas City Chiefs schedule
|1||Sept. 11||at Arizona Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||KC -3||Chiefs (-150), Cardinals (+130)||53 pts|
|2||Sept. 15||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||8:20 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||at Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET|
|4||Oct. 2||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:20 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||8:15 p.m. ET|
|6||Oct. 16||vs. Buffalo Bills||4:25 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||at San Francisco 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET|
|9||Nov. 6||vs. Tennessee Titans||8:20 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 13||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET|
|11||Nov. 20||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 p.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 27||vs. Los Angeles Rams||4:25 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||at Cincinnati Bengals||4:25 p.m. ET|
|14||Dec. 11||at Denver Broncos||8:20 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 18||at Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|16||Dec. 24||vs. Seattle Seahawks||1 p.m. ET|
|17||Jan. 1||vs. Denver Broncos||1 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8||at Las Vegas Raiders||TBD|
Kansas City Chiefs news and notes
In March, the Chiefs shook things up by trading star wideout Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a slew of draft picks. In free agency, the club shored up the receiving corps by signing JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Other departures include Charvarius Ward and Tyrann Mathieu.
Kansas City had two picks in round one of the NFL draft, selecting CB Trent McDuffie and DE George Karlaftis. The team snagged WR Skyy Moore and S Bryan Cook in round two and picked LB Leo Chenal in round three. The Chiefs have moved some pieces around during a busy offseason, but this remains one of the more talented rosters in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs FAQ
Are the Chiefs a Super Bowl contender this season?
Sportsbooks expect the Chiefs to be in the Super Bowl hunt once again. The team has made it to the AFC title game four years in a row, and it’s the second favorite to win the AFC this season behind the Bills and one of the top five clubs for Super Bowl odds.
How did the Chiefs do against the spread last year?
The Chiefs were 10-10 against the spread, counting the postseason. The team’s record was 14-6 on the moneyline and 12-8 on the over/under.
Whom did the Chiefs add and lose in the offseason?
The Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins for draft picks. In free agency, the team added JuJu Smith-Schuster and lost Tyrann Mathieu, among others. At the NFL draft, the Chiefs selected Trent McDuffie and George Karlaftis in round one.
Is Patrick Mahomes an MVP candidate?
Patrick Mahomes is one of the top contenders to win the NFL MVP this season. He’s tied for second on the odds board at FanDuel with Tom Brady, while Josh Allen is the current favorite. Mahomes was the 2018 MVP after throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 TDs during the regular season.