Chiefs, Cowboys are Most Popular Week 18 Bets

Week 18 Chiefs And Cowboys Background

  • The Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys are the most popular Week 18 bets at BetMGM.
  • Kansas City has 92% of the total betting handle at -10.5 points at Denver against the Broncos..
  • Dallas has 62% of the total betting tickets at -4.5 points versus the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Week 18 gets underway on Saturday and interestingly, two teams that play on Saturday are the most popular bets for the week.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the most popular bet when it comes to total betting handle while the Dallas Cowboys are the favorite bet as far as betting tickets are concerned.

Chiefs Have Won 12 Straight Against the Broncos

According to early betting data from BetMGM, the Chiefs have 92% of the betting handle at -10.5 points at Denver. They also have 64% of the bets and 89% of the money at -450 at the Moneyline. The Chiefs however have won 12 in a row against Denver and are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 head-to-head meetings.

At -10.5, Kansas City is one of four teams that are double-digit favorites in Week 18. Double-digit favorites are 25-16-3 ATS or 61% this season. Mahomes is 14-2 SU as a double-digit favorite but is just 7-8-1 ATS in such games.

The Cincinnati Bengals meanwhile, went from a +3 to a +6 and have gotten 88% of the total betting handle for their road game against the Cleveland Browns. On the other hand, the defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers have captured 60% of the tickets and 87% of the total betting handle at -8.5 points in their finale versus the Carolina Panthers at the Raymond James Stadium.

Cowboys Tied for Best ATS Record

As far as betting tickets are concerned, the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular Week 18 bet. Dallas has 62% of the total betting tickets and 79% of the total betting handle at -4.5 points against the Philadelphia Eagles. That’s not a surprise, considering Dallas and Green Bay are tied for the best ATS record in the league this season at 12-4 ATS.

The Cowboys head to this matchup having covered the spread in four out of their last five games played while the Eagles are 2-1-1 ATS during their current four-game winning streak. Head to head, Dallas is 6-4 SU and ATS in their last meetings against the Eagles, including a 41-21 victory as -3.5 point favorites in Week 3.

AFC North champion Cincinnati is also a popular bet as far as betting tickets are concerned as 60% of the total slips in their season finale have been written for them. On the other hand, the Baltimore Ravens also have 60% of the total tickets at -4.5 points at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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