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Vegas: Patriots are going to blow out the Chiefs in 2017 season opener

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The Patriots are heavy favorites and the money agrees.

The New England Patriots are heavy favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 season opener and those placing the bets believe the Patriots are going to win in a blowout.

The Patriots are 7.5-point favorites, per William Hill, with an over/under set at 48.5. This suggests the Patriots winning in a 28-20.5 game. The 7.5-point line points towards Vegas challenging bettors on whether the favorite team will win by more than a touchdown.

William Hill reports that 62% of bets have been placed on the Patriots and that a whopping 77% of the money has gone to New England. This means that both those placing the bets and those that have a lot of financial capital believe the Patriots will beat the Chiefs by a lot.

The last time the Patriots and Chiefs played was in the 2015 playoffs and New England won 27-20. The Patriots are a lot better now than they were back in 2015.