NFL Divisional Round Odds: Bettors Backing Chiefs to Win, Browns to Cover
Sunday's first game features the Buccaneers and Browns in the most lopsided game, according to oddsmakers, of the weekend. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs welcome the Browns and Baker Mayfield to KC. Cleveland comes in off a win over the Steelers while the top-seeded Chiefs are coming off a bye.
Here's what the betting data says.
Last week, the Browns upset their NFC North rivals the Steelers to win their first playoff game in over 20 years. This week, the task is even taller with the Chiefs on the schedule. Kansas City is a whopping -455 on the moneyline, odds that imply a 82% chance of winning. The Browns come into Sunday at +400. As a result, 79.1% of all moneyline wagers are on KC to win.
NFL Divisional Round: Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs Spread Odds
As far as the spread is concerned, things are looking much more optimistic. The spread is currently sitting at 9.5 points, the largest point spread of the entire weekend. Kansas City, the favorite, was the AFC's best team this season, but they were below average against the spread at 7-9. Cleveland was one of the NFL's worst teams ATS with a 6-10 record during the regular season. Still, 57% of all point spread bets have come in on Cleveland to cover.
NFL Divisional Round: Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs Total Points Odds
With total currently sitting at 55.5, the betting public has not been scared away from the over. 67% of all total bets are on the over, despite it being the biggest total of the weekend. It makes sense, Cleveland has the No. 1 rushing attack in football and the Chiefs have more talent on offense than any team.
|Team||ML Odds||Point Spread|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-455||-9.5 (-110)|
|Cleveland Browns||+400||+9.5 (-110)|
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