Patrick Mahomes Betting: Can He Win the Super Bowl for the Kansas City Chiefs?
The Kansas City Chiefs will go as far as Patrick Mahomes takes them. Arguably the best player in the NFL has been the life force of the Chiefs since he took the reins from Alex Smith in 2018. Now he’ll lead Kansas City to their third Super Bowl appearance in four years as they prepare to do battle with Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5) on Sunday. With the Big Game approaching quickly, Bodog’s Patrick Mahomes betting is off the charts.
In the Alex Smith era, the Chiefs achieved record-breaking win streaks, won their first playoff games since the 1993-94 playoffs and won the AFC West in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history. But even with that remarkable improvement, they appeared to always hit a stone wall at the Divisional Round (or Wild Card Round) at the playoffs. Since Mahomes entered the picture, Kansas City has either won the Super Bowl, been runners up, or have at least competed in the AFC Championship Game. It’s been an exhilarating time to be a Chiefs fan and it’s all thanks to No. 15.
Fans can get into some Patrick Mahomes betting in the sportsbook through specials and props. There are a multitude of ways to bet on the Chiefs to win on Sunday, but you can also bet on Mahomes to be Super Bowl LVII MVP (+135), to score a touchdown at any point during the game (+375), to throw two or more touchdowns in a quarter (+180 Yes), or bet on what you think he’ll do first: throw a touchdown (-350) or throw an interception (+225). But before we start filling out our Super Bowl betting slips, let’s take a look at what Mahomes has accomplished this season and throughout his career as the Chiefs top signal caller.
If there’s one thing you can count on Patrick Mahomes doing every year, it’s starting the season with a bang. The Chiefs have won all of their season openers with Mahomes at the helm, and he’s never thrown fewer than three touchdowns in any of the games. This season, he reached new heights in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.
On the road at State Farm Stadium, Mahomes went 30 for 39 and threw a total of 360 passing yards—many of which were seemingly impossible-to-make throws that have become a signature of Mahomes. He tossed for five touchdowns, starting with a long drive on the very first possession of the game. He concluded the drive with a connection to Travis Kelce to get Kansas City on the board. By the end of the game, they had blown through their 6-point spread as favourites in the 44-21 road win. Mahomes nearly doubled Arizona QB Kyler Murray in passing yards, and more than doubled him with TDs. Now the Chiefs will return to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for the Big Game.
Before being drafted with the 10th pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, Patrick Mahomes played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 2014 to 2016. In his freshman year, he began as a backup and broke a Big 12 record for freshmen when he completed six touchdown passes, and registered 598 passing yards with just one pick. He was also playing as a relief pitcher for the college’s baseball team.
By Mahomes’ sophomore season, he was promoted to starting QB and led the Big 12 Conference in the major QB stats. By the end of his junior year, he led the country in passing yards, yards per game, total offense, points responsible for and total TDs. Despite that, his team did not qualify for the College Football Playoff. The Sammy Baugh Trophy was awarded to Mahomes, who decided to skip the final year of college football and enter the NFL draft.
Best Ever Season
Patrick Mahomes’ peak season was in 2018, when he won the NFL AP MVP award over Drew Brees (41 votes for Mahomes, 9 votes for Brees). That was an exceptional feat for Mahomes, as it was just his first season as starter for the Chiefs. He threw for 5,097 total passing yards in 16 games (average of 318.5 passing yards per game), 50 passing touchdowns, and had a career-best QBR rating of 80.3. In short, he was unstoppable and ushered in a new era in the NFL.
Super Bowl History
Mahomes led the Chiefs to glory in 2020 when they beat Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers in dramatic fashion. There was a little uncertainty that season, as the Chiefs experienced four losses in six games in the first half; Mahomes dislocated his kneecap in Week 7 and backup QB Matt Moore had to step in for three games.
But six straight victories in the second half of the season turned into a 12-4 overall record. That was more than enough to win the super soft AFC West, where the Chiefs were the only winning team that season. They beat Houston 51-31 in the Divisional Round, and Tennessee 35-24 in the AFC Championship, setting up the Super Bowl matchup against the No. 1 seed in the NFC: the 49ers.
Kansas City entered Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens as slim 1.5-point favourites and the razor thin spread was indicative of things to come. Following a back-and-forth first half that saw both teams tied 10-10, the 49ers pulled ahead in the third quarter and were leading 20-10; it looked all but certain that San Francisco would win. But in the final 6 minutes and 13 seconds of the fourth quarter, Mahomes went into overdrive and threw a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce and added two rushing scores (both to Damien Williams) for a final victory of 31-20—more than enough to cover the spread.
The Chiefs are facing another 1.5-point spread at press time, but this time, they’re in the underdog position against the talented Eagles. Will it be Patrick Mahomes adding a second ring to his collection, or Jalen Hurts capping off his breakthrough season with the Vince Lombardi trophy? Weigh in at our sportsbook.