DraftKings Sportsbook is pretty much guaranteeing Andy Reid will be the winning coach in the 2020 NFL season opener.

At least from an NJ sports betting perspective.

His defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs fall under the “No-Brainer” category of bets.  

Can you think of a better way to describe the DraftKings odds boost of Chiefs +101 against the Houston Texans?

In other words, this is one of those hard-to-pass-up deals from DraftKings. A $50 wager (the max amount allowed) will result in a $95.50 payout.

For those wondering what about the actual line is minus the insane odds boost, KC is a 9.5-point favorite (as of late Wednesday morning).

DraftKings Sportsbook + no-brainer odds boost

No-brainer wagers are one of those successful returning promotions DK likes to offer customers.

Last season, bettors had the opportunity to wager on whether the Philadelphia Eagles would score a touchdown in Week 1. The Birds ended up scoring four touchdowns in the 32-27 victory over the former Washington Redskins.

Getting a piece of the latest no-brainer action is easy. If you don’t have a DraftKings account, download the app and follow the instructions to create one.

Once you log in, the promo link is located in a banner ad at the top of the page. As far as the rules go, here are the terms:

  • The wager must be placed by 8:20 p.m. ET on Sept. 10.
  • Users will be issued a single-use odds boost for the Chiefs to cover +101 point spread (boosted to -110).
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Chiefs chances of winning the Super Bowl

While deciding to take the Chiefs +101 points is a no brainer, there is a much bigger question to ponder.

What are the Chiefs’ chances of defending their AFC and Super Bowl titles? To be fair, there are still plenty of New Jersey bettors rooting for Reid to succeed.

During his 13 seasons with the Eagles, he set the franchise mark for coaching wins with 130. Sure, he didn’t bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Philly (like Doug Pederson did in 2018), but he remains one of the greatest of all-time in Philadelphia pro sports history.

As far as KC goes, DraftKings has the Chiefs as a slight favorite over the Baltimore Ravens to repeat as AFC champs. Here is a rundown of the current favorites on the app:

  • Chiefs +300
  • Ravens +320
  • Colts/Patriots +1100
  • Bills/Steelers +1200
  • Titans +1300

The same two teams are leading the field in the Super Bowl betting picture:

  • Chiefs +600
  • Ravens +650
  • 49ers +900
  • Saints +1100
  • Buccaneers +1400
  • Cowboys +1500
  • Eagles/Patriots/Seahawks +2000

Figuring out how this will play out will require brainpower and some luck.

The no-brainer odds boost, on the other hand, is as sure a thing as it gets. Think about it.

What are the chances Houston outscores Kansas City, 102-0?

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Bill Gelman

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Bill Gelman is a veteran sports writer based just outside of Philadelphia and not too far from the Jersey Shore. Bill spends time in Atlantic City writing about casino openings and expansions, special events and world championship boxing at Boardwalk Hall. He is now adding NJ sports betting and online gambling to the mix.