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Lions move up Super Bowl oddsboard after upset win over Chiefs

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The Lions pulled off an impressive upset at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night, defeating the reigning-champion Chiefs 21-20 to open the season.

As a result, oddsmakers are giving Jared Goff and Co. a little more respect in the futures market even though the Chiefs were missing stud tight end Travis Kelce and All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones.

The Lions' odds shortened from +2200 (bet $100, win $2,200) to +1600 following the victory. They are now the eighth favorite to win the Super Bowl, ahead of highly touted teams like the Ravens and Chargers.

Super Bowl Odds

Team Odds Implied probability
Chiefs +650 13.3%
Eagles +650 13.3%
Bills +850 10.5%
49ers +900 10%
Bengals +1000 9.1%
Cowboys +1400 6.7%
Jets +1500 6.3%
Lions +1600 5.9%
Ravens +1800 5.3%
Chargers +2200 4.3%
Dolphins +2500 3.8%

Odds via theScore Bet. Teams above +2500 are not listed.

While it was only a small 1.6% increase in implied probability for the Lions to win the Super Bowl, the move is still substantial this early in the season.

Detroit's odds to win the NFC North also shortened from +140 to +100, an implied probability shift of close to 10%.

As for the Chiefs, they were the Super Bowl favorites at +550 but now share the top spot with the Eagles.

Kansas City's odds of winning the AFC West took the most noticeable hit. The team moved from -175 to -120, indicating the market believes it has nearly a 10% lower chance of winning the division after the loss to the Lions.

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