Over at William Hill, the sportsbook has released their updated “Championship Futures” as well as which of those teams have been the most popular bets from the public. They, along with many other books have also released their NFL Over/Under Win Total Props as well.
Now that the Draft is over, check out the updated 🏈 Championship futures and which teams are the most popularly bet at the William Hill Sports Books across America.
— William Hill US (@WilliamHillUS) April 28, 2020
Not surprisingly, the Kansas City Chiefs are the most popular team on the board to win the Super Bowl at 4/1 odds. Even with the lowest odds, the Chiefs also lead all teams with 8% of the total bets, and nearly 1/4 of the total money wagered at 23%! The Chiefs’ opening Super Bowl odds were listed at 7/1 before coming down to 4/1.
Following the Chiefs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the second most popular bet of the offseason. With newly signed QB Tom Brady along with the trade for his former teammate in TE Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay has 14/1 odds to win the Super Bowl and ranks second in both total bets and total dollars at 7%. The Bucs have moved all the way from 50/1 odds back on January 20th, to 14/1 at the end of April.
The most surprising name on the list? How about the Las Vegas Raiders! Jon Gruden’s squad is 30/1 to win Super Bowl LV and have received 6% of the total number of betting tickets! Despite the NFL Draft, their odds at 30/1 have remained the same since.
Biggest Super Bowl Bet So Far?
At the moment, the folks at William Hill may be rooting against Philip Rivers, T.Y Hilton and the rest of the Indianapolis Colts to shock the football world with a Super Bowl win. At one point, the Colts were down to 45/1 to win Super Bowl LV, but one better decided to place a $10,000 bet on Indianapolis which would net him $460,000. The Colts have since fallen to 25/1. Many Indianapolis fans, or bettors in the state of Indiana may have wished they could’ve gotten those 45/1 odds considering the drop-off.