No sense in setting the table on what happened last night. The Chiefs, who had just lost two games in a row, saw Patrick Mahomes go down with a dislocated knee.
We thought it would be a good time to take a look at our new proprietary tool, which charts historical odds at legal sportsbooks, to see what happened to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl odds after the losses, Mahomes’ injury, and then following an Adam Schefter Tweet that a “best case” scenario would be only three weeks on the shelf:
Chiefs will be awaiting MRI results on Patrick Mahomes’ right knee Friday, but one league source said that “if there’s no damage, the best case would be around three weeks.” But that’s best case. Worst is downright dreary for the Chiefs, their fans and the league as a whole.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2019
Here’s what it looked like throughout the night as we learned more about Mahomes’ injury. Odds are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook and in Greenwich Mean Time:
Schefter moved the odds -400 points with a single, speculatory Tweet.
If Mahomes comes back or the Emergency QB Rule existed, the Chiefs represent an excellent value right now. Or, Andy Reid is the coach and you shouldn’t bet on them anyway.