This Sunday was supposed to feature one of the more prominent NFL games of the 2021 season.
Some (primarily located in Wisconsin and Missouri) would argue it would perhaps be a preview of Super Bowl LVI.
In Week 9, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Green Bay Packers, a game that was supposed to feature two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Emphasis on “supposed to.”
This week, though, Green Bay will go without franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who will not play because of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Naturally, oddsmakers have shifted the odds heavily in the Chiefs’ favor.
That said, not all is lost when betting on this game in Arizona. In fact, FanDuel Sportsbook has brought an added incentive to place a wager.
With boosted odds, win $150 on $5 moneyline bet with FanDuel Arizona
This weekend, any FanDuel Arizona user who makes their first deposits and places a wager on the moneyline of Packers-Chiefs will receive boosted odds of 30/1.
That’s right. Simply choose the winner of this game and get a boosted payout.
Bettors can only wager a maximum of $5. But, that single Abe Lincoln can turn into $150 if your bet proves a winner.
Between now and just before kickoff on Sunday, Arizonans can take advantage of this offer. All winning bets will be fulfilled within 72 hours.
Consider the value in this offer. As it stands, FanDuel — as well as most betting apps in Arizona — lists Kansas City as a favorite, essentially saying that the Chiefs will win by at least a touchdown and extra point. As a result, the Packers go in as underdogs.
That’s without the boost. A $5 bet on that Chiefs moneyline () would result in about a $1.50 payout. With the odds boost, you can move that decimal point two spaces to the right.
With FanDuel Arizona odds boost, who ya got?
With no Aaron Rodgers, the Packers must turn to the quarterback who (reportedly) caused such epic consternation because Green Bay drafted him in the first round of the 2020 draft: Jordan Love.
And without Rodgers, at least in the eyes of oddsmakers, the Packers (7-1) don’t seem to stand much of a chance against Kansas City. Stands to reason: The Chiefs (4-4) have underwhelmed so far this season with the franchise’s most losses through nine weeks since 2015. Green Bay also went through some COVID-related roster issues a week ago against the Arizona Cardinals. (Although, the Pack did upset Arizona, albeit with future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers leading the way.)
Without Rodgers, Green Bay might not have that magical play-making ability that its star quarterback provides. What’s more, a virtually inexperienced QB squares off against a Kansas City defense that’s looking to unleash eight weeks of pent-up frustration.
Then again, the Packers did surprise many last week with the Thursday Night Football win over Arizona. And the Chiefs don’t exactly feature the strongest of run defenses. Plus, Kansas City has turned the ball over a league-high 19 times, including 10 interceptions from Patrick Mahomes. In his first full season as a starter, in 2018, Mahomes was picked off 12 times. In the two years since then, he has a combined 11 interceptions.
Crazy things have happened during the NFL season. Pick your side. FanDuel awaits.