Chiefs Kingdom was stunned this morning when Patrick Mahomes showed up on the Kansas City Chiefs' injury report with an illness.
Reports are that Mahomes has the flu but will play in frigid, snowy conditions, though the betting markets indicate that the man who has never lost to the Broncos will be just fine today.
In fact, Mahomes' passing props have gone UP across the board at sportsbooks, a strong indication that NFL sharps believe he's in line for a huge day.
Patrick Mahomes Update: Betting Markets Not Concerned About Illness
Mahomes' passing yards prop was listed at 273.5 yards yesterday when I recommended taking his over.
Typically, an injury designation or worrisome illness combined with poor weather factors would cause that prop to fall. On the contrary, Mahomes' passing prop has gone UP a full six yards to 279.5 over the last 12 hours.
Particularly given the nasty weather we're seeing in Denver, this is as great a piece of news as Chiefs fans could get. Sharp bettors have inside information we usually don't, so watching how the market moves in response to uncertain news tells us a lot.
In this situation, it's telling us that Mahomes will dominate once again.
Fear not, Kansas City, the two-time Super Bowl MVP won't let a little sickness get him down. Here's hoping this morning's shock was just the start of another incredible chapter in Mahomes' illustrious career.
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