- The Chiefs are favored to win their second consecutive Super Bowl title entering Week 7.
- A significant percentage of the handle favors the Buccaneers to win it all this season.
- All Super Bowl betting data courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook
Week 7 of the pandemic-impacted 2020 NFL season has arrived, and we’ve already witnessed a spectacular Thursday night game between the Eagles and Giants (spectacular, of course, unless you’re a fan of the latter). But the bulk of the matchups has yet to take place, so with a fantastic slate of games approaching, let’s take a look at the updated NFL Super Bowl betting splits, via DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Handle Rank||Teams||Odds||% of Handle||% of Bets|
Bettors Love TB Bucs
Entering Week 7, the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit at No. 2 on the list, with 13% of the money and 9% of the bets going towards them winning the Super Bowl. This is, of course, after their overly impressive 38-10 win over Aaron Rodgers and the favored Green Bay Packers. Many, including myself, thought the Packers would continue their then-perfect season on the road, and while they did take a 10-0 lead, it was all Bucs thereafter. Brady threw for 166 yards and two scores, while Rob Gronkowski finally caught a touchdown for his first of the year.
The Bucs now sit atop the NFC South.
Chiefs Leading the Way
The Chiefs are coming off a big bounce-back game against the Bills in which they ousted Buffalo by a score of 26-17. This came after they were soundly beaten by the Raiders 40-32 in Week 5 for their inaugural (and still only) loss of the 2020 campaign. Despite that one defeat, bettors still favor the Chiefs to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the second consecutive year, with 21% and 31% of money and bets, respectively, being placed on them.
Before the Chiefs can even reach the big game, they’ll have to outlast teams like the Bills, Ravens, Steelers, Browns, and Titans in the AFC. Can that be done for the second straight season?
Sorry, Dallas Cowboys Bettors
At the No. 8 spot on the above list, we have the Dallas Cowboys, who are receiving 5% of the money and 3% of the bets to win the Super Bowl at +6000 odds. Newsflash everyone, this team possesses no chance to win the Super Bowl, especially after Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury.
We saw how they looked against the Cardinals in Week 6. The Cowboys defense is no good, sitting at the bottom of the league in average points allowed, and their offense can’t operate without Prescott. Andy Dalton is a decent backup, but the keyword here is “backup.” He’s not serviceable as a starter, or at least he wasn’t against Arizona.
Patriots Still Contenders?
The Patriots find themselves near the bottom of this list, possessing Super Bowl odds of +3300. While 4% of the money is going towards them, the Patriots are also receiving 2% of bets. Nonetheless, New England is coming off a tough loss to the Broncos and is now 2-3 heading into Week 7. The Pats are favored to emerge victorious in their upcoming matchup against the 49ers though — oddsmakers are having them lay two points to San Francisco in their battle this Sunday afternoon.
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