Las Vegas oddsmakers say the Kansas City Chiefs are projected to win 10.5 games in the 2022 season.
Now that the official 2022 regular season schedule is out in full, the Kansas City Chiefs know exactly who, when, and where they are going to play in the coming months. That allows oddsmakers to go to work on projections for the coming year, and they have pegged the Chiefs at 10.5 wins in the coming season (per our friends at BetSided).
If that sounds off, just know the total is intended as a sort of center point for those interested in betting on NFL Futures. Since teams cannot win a half-game, the total itself doesn’t make sense, but as those who wager on sports already know, the projected win total is intended to force a bettor to take the “over” or “under”—meaning you believe the Chiefs will go over that win total or under when the dust settles on the ’22 season.
Given the gauntlet of a schedule the Chiefs have this year, the under might become a popular pick in some circles. The Chiefs face both Super Bowl competitors from last year, face non-divisional foes like the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then must defend their AFC West title against a division that completely reloaded top to bottom.
Then again, the Chiefs have won more than 10.5 games in 7 of 9 seasons under Andy Reid’s leadership, and with Patrick Mahomes as the starter, 12 wins are the least this team has had in four years. With the extension of the regular season to 17 total games now, a new threshold that began last year, it’s hard to picture the Chiefs losing the 7+ games it would take to go under.
Then again, that’s what makes betting exciting is the uncertainty of it all. Given what you know about the Chiefs and their new schedule, what would you bet? Sound off in the comments or tell us on Twitter.