NFL rookies are beginning to report to training camp and that means the regular season is right around the corner. If the NFL regular season is approaching, that means bettors are going to start looking at Super Bowl futures.

DraftKings Sportsbook is already releasing early betting splits for Super Bowl 56 and it’s no surprise to see who is leading the charge. The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the two favorites to win it all next season. Those two teams account for 36% of the money wagered on Super Bowl futures on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s take a closer look at the betting odds and handle for Super Bowl 56:

 

Super Bowl 56 Betting Odds & Handle

2021 NFL Championship Splits

Rank

Teams

Odds

% of Handle

% of Bets

1

KC Chiefs

+500

19%

17%

2

TB Buccaneers

+600

17%

15%

3

BUF Bills

+1100

6%

7%

4

LA Rams

+1300

6%

6%

5

NE Patriots

+3500

5%

3%

6

DEN Broncos

+3500

5%

4%

7

CLE Browns

+1600

5%

4%

8

IND Colts

+2800

4%

5%

9

TEN Titans

+2800

4%

4%

10

GB Packers

+2000

4%

5%

 

The Chiefs and Bucs account for more than one-third of the total money wagered on Super Bowl futures. The Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and New England Patriots round out the top five.

The public seems to like AFC teams more than NFC squads this year. The top 10 in betting handle is comprised of seven AFC teams against just three from the NFC.

 

Chiefs & Buccaneers Top of The Food Chain

The Chiefs are expected to make another strong run at a championship after last year’s disappointment. Kansas City has gone to the last two Super Bowls, winning one. They made some upgrades to the offensive line, but they are largely bringing back the same roster.

As for the Buccaneers, they are running it back with almost the exact same team that won last year’s Super Bowl. Tom Brady looked rejuvenated in Tampa Bay and they are banking on him having another great season.

 

 

LA Rams Reboot With Stafford?

Are the Rams going to be for real this year? Los Angeles lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, but they have made drastic changes in the offseason. They flipped Jared Goff and picks for Matthew Stafford while keeping their elite defense intact.

Stafford is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL and he should be a dark-horse MVP candidate in Sean McVay’s offense. The public is buying into this line of thinking with 6% of the total cash and bet tickets on Los Angeles to win Super Bowl 56.

 

Patriots & Broncos Action

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos had disappointing seasons in 2020, but the public seems to believe in both teams going into next year. Despite this public faith, both teams have fraught quarterback situations.

The Pats are going to have Cam Newton and rookie Mac Jones competing for the starting job. Newton didn’t have a great year in his debut with the Patriots last year. And as for Jones, it’s always tough for rookie quarterbacks.

Meanwhile, in Denver, Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are set to duke it out. Lock has been inconsistent in his first two years in Denver while Bridgewater has bounced around the league.

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