BetOnline has been offering a pandemic prop bet on the Over/Under number of players who will miss a game due to Covid-19. On Monday we learned of Two Chiefs players put on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Super Bowl LV.
Center Daniel Kilgore and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to close contact.
The team became aware of the issue on Sunday, coach Andy Reid said Monday, prompting the roster moves on Monday afternoon.
“We’ve been hammering this point home forever. You’re fighting the invisible man,” Reid said at his Super Bowl media availability. “It gets you when you least expect it, and we’re seeing that everywhere. These guys are being as safe as could be.”
BetOnline’s opening odds were here:
Over 1.5 (+225)
Under 1.5 (-350)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the league successfully implemented mitigation strategies to limit COVID-19 outbreaks up to this point. In additon to mask wearing, the NFL required players to wear “proximity devices” when in club facilities in order to track interactions among individuals.
The wearable devices rely on a sensor to measure the “distance and duration of contact” between two individuals, which ensures that contact tracing can be accurately performed in the event of a positive case.
– Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com