Online sports betting at the sports book is not likely to be very popular on the Kansas City Chiefs but it could get a shot in the arm if quarterback Matt Cassel is healthy.
Cassel was back at practice on Monday for Kansas City but his status for the regular season sportsbetting opener is still uncertain.
Online sports betting at the online sportsbook has the Chiefs as 13-point underdogs in their season opener at Baltimore. Cassel injured his knee in the third preseason online sports betting game against Seattle and was finally back at practice on Monday. "I think that as the week goes on, we’ll know a little bit more," said head coach Todd Haley about Cassel’s status. "We’ll know a little bit more with Matt for sure. But it was good that he was out there. He was able to get through some things. As the week goes on a little further, we’ll know a little more as far as where he’s at."
The Chiefs have poor backup quarterbacks in Brodie Croyle and Tyler Thigpen so if Cassel doesn’t play the online sports betting line could go up to 14 points on Baltimore. The Chiefs looked bad in the sportsbetting preseason as they went 0-4 under new head coach Todd Haley. Cassel didn’t play a lot but went 11 for 19 passes for 114 yards and one TD as online sports betting stats showed. "It’s good this is a long week. That will help with anybody who’s nicked up," said Haley. "I would say generally you would need to have a full practice to have a chance to play. Generally, you need to have a full Friday practice to have a chance." For Kansas City to have any chance in this online sports betting game they need Cassel to play.
The Chiefs are not given much of chance in online sports betting this season. Even though they play in the weak AFC West, the Chiefs are considered big longshots in sportsbetting. They are well back of the Chargers in the division in online sports betting and their Super Bowl sportsbetting odds are extremely long.
Baltimore is a 13 point online sports betting favorite against the Chiefs with a total of 36 at the online sportsbook. The money line in online sports betting on the game is very high with the Ravens -800 while the Chiefs are +600 in online sports betting.