When the schedule was released, Joe Burrow vs. Patrick Mahomes in a rematch of the last two AFC Championship Games was sure to be must-see TV.
With Burrow out for the season, there still looks to be plenty on the line when the two teams meet on New Year’s Eve. Both teams are fighting for playoff position and look to pick up a big conference win.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Kansas City (-7) is already a big favorite at home.
With Burrow out and Ja’Marr Chase looking to miss at least Week 16, possibly Week 17, the oddsmakers don’t seem to be giving the Bengals much of a shot. A team normally gets around three points for being at home, and as of now, the sportsbook added an additional four points for Kansas City.
If the Bengals offense continues to produce with another 30-point day this Saturday and Chase gets good news, we could see that spread shift a bit in the Bengals’ favor.
The line could change several times over the next 11 days, but as of now, the Bengals will head into Kansas City as big underdogs.