All of those bets on the Cincinnati Bengals brought about the sportsbooks to make a major change within the level unfold of the AFC Championship Sport.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at the moment are underdogs at residence for the AFC title sport. The Bengals, who have been 1.5-point underdogs on Monday morning, flipped to a 1.5-point favourite at BetMGM on Monday afternoon.
It is uncommon to see a sport with this a lot anticipated betting deal with see the favourite change. However there are plenty of reasons bettors are excessive on the Bengals going into the sport, and the most important is Patrick Mahomes’ ankle damage.
Mahomes suffered a high-ankle sprain within the first quarter on Saturday in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars and was affected the remainder of the sport. He’ll undoubtedly play on Sunday nevertheless it’s unclear how injured he’ll be.
There’s additionally respect for the Bengals, who seemed excellent beating the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Bengals have been getting greater than 80 p.c of the cash guess on the unfold for the AFC Championship Sport at BetMGM as of Monday morning.
It’s very rare for the Chiefs to be an underdog within the Mahomes period, and even weirder to see them as a house underdog. The Chiefs have accomplished properly as an underdog with Mahomes at quarterback. Maybe the favourite shifts once more because the week goes on, however as of Monday afternoon, the Bengals have been the group giving factors.