Betting markets are adjusting to Andy Reid’s announcement that superstar tight end Travis Kelce hyperextended his knee in practice.
His status for Thursday Night Football against Detroit is suddenly in question and the Chiefs quickly moved from -6.5 favorites to -5.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Kelce hasn’t missed a game due to injury since 2013, so the news comes as a shock to fans. Given the tension around Chris Jones’ contract situation, the vibes aren’t off to a great start.
How Travis Kelce Injury Impacts Chiefs vs. Lions Spread
The Chiefs moved from -6.5 to -6 at most sportsbooks, but DraftKings brought Kansas City all the way down to -5.5.
Kelce is the game’s most consistent receiving threat, posting seven consecutive 1,000 seasons while displaying remarkable chemistry with Patrick Mahomes. His absence would be massive for the Chiefs offense.
Two days before the game, Kelce’s status throws a huge wrench into Kansas City’s plans. The organization is optimistic about Noah Gray’s development and Kadarius Toney is expected to play, but the Chiefs know they’ll need to score as much as possible to outgun an explosive Lions attack.
We’ll see if the odds continue to shift in Detroit’s favor as we approach kickoff. For now, Kelce’s health is the biggest story in Kansas City this side of Chris Jones.
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