MONDAY night’s NFL match up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the LA Rams set all kinds of records after a high scoring affair, but reports out of Vegas suggest not everyone was over the moon with the result.
The Monday night slugfest – which the Rams won 54-51 – was the third highest scoring game of all-time and the only match up in NFL history that saw both teams scoring over 50 points.
At one point the live over-under was a never-before-seen 104.5, a triple-digit over-under that actually got covered due to the high octane style of the game. The result hit Vegas hard.
Bettors took the overs – which was set at 63.5 prior to the game – resulting in a ‘healthy seven-figure loss’ according to William Hill US.
William Hill spokesperson Michael Grodsky, which has 108 sportsbooks in Nevada, told ESPN 69 percent of customers bet the over on Monday night.
The game had opened and closed at 64, the highest over/under in an NFL game since at least 1986. The previous highest total was 62 in a November 2000 game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers, which the Rams won 34-24.
The Rams opened last weekend as consensus 1-point favorites at Las Vegas sportsbooks, and the line was bet up to Rams -2.5 last Monday before being taken off the board due to uncertainty about where the game would be played. The game was ultimately moved to Los Angeles following concerns about the field condition at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca.
The victory for the Rams saw them move to the top of the NFL Super Bowl betting market alongside the New Orleans Saints.
Both teams are at the +333 quote, with Kansas City on the third line of betting at the +500 mark.
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