Sportsbooks sustain huge losses on over/under bets for Chiefs-Rams game
Nevada sportsbooks sustained heavy losses in the wake of Monday night’s high-scoring affair between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.
The over-under was set at 64 points and when the dust settled at the Coliseum, the Chiefs and Rams blew by that mark by an obscenely wide margin scoring 105 total points in Los Angeles’ thrilling 54-51 victory.
With 69 percent of bettors betting on the over, Michael Grodsky, spokesperson for William Hill, which boasts 108 sportsbooks in Nevada, said the outcome of the game brought upon a “healthy seven-figure loss,” per an ESPN report.
Research by ESPN’s Stats & Information indicates the 64 over/under was the largest for an NFL game since at least 1986, which eclipsed the 62-point mark set for a game between the Rams and 49ers back in 2000, which featured 58 total points in a 34-24 win by the Rams.
The absurd amount of points and touchdowns in the Chiefs-Rams showdown also places it among the most prolific scoring games in league history, as gleaned courtesy of research by the NFL Research department, via NFL.com.
» The Chiefs and Rams matchup was the first game in NFL history in which each team scored 50-plus points. A.K.A. First game in NFL history in which the losing team scored 50-plus points.
» The teams combined for the third-most points (105) in a game in NFL history.
» The teams combined for 14 total touchdowns, T-2nd most in a game in NFL history. (The Buffalo Bills have scored 13 TDs all season.)
In other words, the outrageous game between the Rams and Chiefs — which featured the most points ever scored on “Monday Night Football” — undoubtedly will be remembered for years to come.