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The NFL has two undefeated teams left, and new gambling lines released Wednesday offer a hint at which club is favored to enter Week 7 with its perfect record intact.
According to new odds at Bovada (via OddsShark), the Los Angles Rams are listed as -280 (bet $280 to win $100) favorites to lose before the Kansas City Chiefs do. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are +185 (bet $100 to win $185).
The lines are especially noteworthy because the Rams are currently listed as a seven-point favorite for their Week 6 clash with the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Conversely, the Chiefs are three-point road underdogs for their meeting with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
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However, bettors should take note of start times.
The Rams will kick off against the Broncos at 4:05 p.m. ET and could have a tally in the loss column before the Chiefs’ game against the Patriots begins at 8:20 p.m. ET. For that reason alone, any bet on the Chiefs will carry additional risk.
Still, it’s hard not to like the Rams’ chances of moving to 6-0 on Sunday.
Los Angeles owns the NFL’s third-ranked scoring offense (34.6 points per game), and it’s going up against a Broncos defense that gave up 34 points and 512 total yards, including 323 on the ground, in a Week 5 loss to the New York Jets.
The Chiefs, also 5-0, will hope to keep their undefeated streak alive against a Patriots team that has found its footing the past two weeks with 38-7 and 38-24 romps past the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts, respectively.
And considering the Chiefs own the NFL’s 31st-ranked pass defense (343.0 yards per game), it’s hard to be bullish on their chances against a Patriots passing corps that’s finally operating at full strength.
Still, the Chiefs marched into Foxborough last year and stunned the Patriots, 42-27, to open their 2017 season—a result that’s almost certainly still fresh in the minds of Tom Brady and Co.