The Kansas City Chiefs kick off their season with a shot at doing something no NFL franchise has accomplished in nearly two decades.
The defending Super Bowl champs have as good of a shot at repeating in 2023 as any franchise since New England last achieved the feat in 2003 and 2004. The Andy Reid-coached club enters the 2023 NFL season with the best odds of winning it all this year. Although there is no legal sports betting in Missouri, national oddsmakers list Kansas City at +600 to hoist its third Super Bowl in the last half-decade.
The Chiefs kick off their Super Bowl repeat quest against Detroit at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 7 on NBC. BetMissouri.com utilized data from SportsOddsHistory.com to see how the past 10 Super Bowl winners performed ATS the following season.
How Teams Perform ATS After SB Win
Although there are no Missouri betting apps, nationally operators list the Chiefs as 6.5-point favorites in their season opener Sept. 7 against Detroit.
Can Chiefs Avoid Super Bowl Repeat Blues?
The last 10 Super Bowl champs have faced their share of struggles the following season, posting a 51.54% cover percentage, with five of those teams posting ATS records of .500 or worse.
One of those was the L.A. Rams, who went from 12-5 and Super Bowl champs in 2021 to 5-12 chumps in 2022, with a 6-10-1 ATS record. The best Super Bowl champ ATS since 2013 was the Patriots of 2017, who went 11-5 ATS and 13-3 outright, en route to a Super Bowl defeat at the hands of Philadelphia. Conversely, the worst Super Bowl champ ATS wise was the Rams, whose 38.24% cover percentage beat out the 2020 Chiefs and the 2018 Eagles (7-9 ATS each).
Luckily for the Chiefs of 2023, they’ll have quarterback Patrick Mahomes at full speed come Week 1, which is good news given the reigning MVP’s standing entering the year. There is no BetMGM Missouri, but BetMGM Kansas lists Mahomes as the top contender to lead the NFL in passing yards this fall, with +300 odds. Mahomes also has the best Associated Press MVP chances of any NFL player on BetMGM at +600.