It’s no secret that the Kansas City Chiefs have an elite offense, captained by the best quarterback in the league alongside the best tight end and best offensive head coach.
While the Lions made substantial defensive improvements last year, this was still one of the league’s worst units. As a result, the Chiefs are poised to EXPLODE in Week 1 against Detroit.
The Chiefs’ team total OVER 30.5 points is one of my favorite bets of the week and we’ve got a long history documenting just how powerful this offense is under Mahomes.
Let’s look at why I’m confidently backing Kansas City’s offense.
Chiefs vs. Lions Team Total Odds
Why I’m Betting the Chiefs Team Total OVER
Look, Patrick Mahomes is an unstoppable force in Week 1. In his five career Week 1 contests, the Chiefs scored at least 33 points every single time. Despite that, the Chiefs’ team total is set at only 30.5 against a Lions team that ranked among the league’s worst defenses last year.
Detroit ranked 28th in opponent points per game (25.1) last season. The organization made improvements on that side of the ball, but Mahomes lights excellent defenses on fire with regularity and should have no problem dismantling the Lions.
When you combine Mahomes’ early-season excellence with Andy Reid’s dominance when he has time to prepare, I expect an offensive onslaught this Thursday. Kadarius Toney is expected to play too, giving Mahomes a full arsenal of weapons to unleash havoc with.
It would take an unprecedented performance from Detroit’s defense to prevent Kansas City from putting up at least 31 points. Considering Chris Jones is unlikely to play and the Chiefs’ defense is dealing with injuries at every level, the offense knows it needs to score to stay ahead of the Lions’ excellent offense as well.
I’m fully confident backing Mahomes, Reid and Kelce to do what they’ve always done in Week 1: put up points in BUNCHES. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Trust the Chiefs to clear their team total with ease.
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