Sportsbook expect busy Sunday as NFL regular season wrap up. Seven playoff berths are to be won entering the final day of the regular season. Those are the most open positions in 31 years for the season’s final weekend.
Other teams will have their feet kicked up. The Kansas City Chiefs are one of them. With the No. 1 seed in the AFC secured, several key players, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, will remain the reigning Super Bowl champions and championship favourites for most of this season. Thus, against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Chiefs, who are strong favourites most weeks, are 4.5-point underdogs at home.
In all, 18 teams – more than half the league – remain in the running for Super Bowl LV. There hasn’t had more than 18 teams in contention entering the final week since there were 20 in 2006.
“There’s no Thursday night, no Monday night and there’s no Saturday games this week. It’s everyone playing at the same time,” said Andrew Mannino, the senior sports content analyst at PointsBet.
“So much is on the line. Some teams will be resting players and making sure they have no injuries heading into the playoffs but a lot of teams will be playing for their lives, and a lot of divisions and playoff seedings will be determined on Sunday. It’s going to be a busy day for us with so many games.”
In the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans are fighting for four playoff spots. Indianapolis and Tennessee are vying for the up-for-grabs AFC South, as well.
The regular season will conclude on Sunday night with Washington as 4-point favorites at the Philadelphia Eagles. With a victory, Washington would win the laughingstock NFC East with a 7-9 record. If Washington loses, the crown could go to Dallas so long as it wins at the New York Giants. At FanDuel, 81 percent of the money is on the Cowboys as 1.5-point favorites – the most lopsided game of the week.
[image: Kansas City]