Bettors back underdog Chiefs against Rams on ‘MNF’

An MGM Resorts sports book bettor placed a wager approaching six figures on the Chiefs at plus 3½ points over the Rams on “Monday Night Football.”

The line dropped to 3 at most Las Vegas sports books on Sunday before creeping back up to 3½ on Monday at the South Point and Westgate.

“We just moved to 3½,” Westgate sports book director John Murray said Monday afternoon. “All week there was nothing but Kansas City money but we finally started to see some money show up on the Rams (Monday) morning.

“We still need the Rams pretty big. The take is 3-1 on Kansas City. If we can get the game to go Rams and under, that would be a very nice win for the book.”

Los Angeles (9-1) opened as 1-point favorite when the game was still scheduled to take place in Mexico City. The Rams moved to 2½-point favorites before poor field conditions caused the NFL to move the game to L.A., after which the line was moved to 3½.

Murray cautioned against betting on the popular underdog.

“I like the Rams because usually when you see the public line up to bet the underdog, that’s a bad sign for the underdog,” he said. “The Rams have been battle-tested with tough games the last few weeks against the Seahawks, Saints and Packers.”

A Westgate bettor placed a $5,000 wager on over the NFL record-high total of 63½.

“We’ll need the under for a decent amount, which is not a big surprise,” Murray said.

There are also plenty of props on the game. The same Westgate bettor who wagered on the over placed a $3,000 wager on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to go over 326½ passing yards and a $3,000 bet on Rams QB Jared Goff to go over 322½ passing yards.

Los Angeles’ team total is 33½ points and Kansas City’s team total is 30½ points. Todd Gurley’s total rushing yards is 106½ and Tyreek Hill’s total receiving yards is 90½.

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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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