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Most popular NFL bets on March 17 reflect Tom Brady news

We break down how Tom Brady’s announcing that he intends on leaving the Patriots affects NFL betting angles.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium.  Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The sports world has come to a standstill, but that doesn’t mean the betting world has. NFL free agency has ramped up, and Tom Brady announcing that he intends to leave the New England Patriots has influenced bettors in a major way. We break down how Brady’s announcement affected the most popular NFL bets for March 17th at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win Super Bowl

Tuesday’s most popular NFL bet by both handle and total bets was on the Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl. Tampa bay has emerged as one of the top candidates to land Brady in free agency, and that has made them the favorite underdog among bettors. This bet also topped to list for most money spent. The odds clock in at +3000.

Buffalo Bills to win AFC East

Buffalo (+175) could be poised to claim the AFC East title if Brady leaves, as New England doesn’t appear to have a suitable replacement. The Bills finished 10-6 last season and ranked second in the division. They’re returning the most essential members of their offense and have upgraded their receiving corps. Buffalo winning the division was Tuesday’s second most popular bet. Bettors also spent the third most money on the outcome.

Los Angeles Chargers to win Super Bowl

The Chargers are neck and neck with Tampa Bay in pursuit of Brady, and their odds to the Super Bowl are +4000. The third most popular bet was on Los Angles winning the Super Bowl, and it had the second most money spent on it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the NFC South

Tuesday’s fourth most popular bet was on Tampa Bay winning the NFC South (+350). The odds aren’t bad, as the Buccaneers tied the Atlanta Falcons at 7-9 least season and were only second to the New Orleans Saints when it came to record. This option generated the fifth most revenue.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the NFC

If the Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl was Tuesday’s most popular bet, it’s only natural that bets on them winning the NFC (+1400) should see some movement. It was Tuesday’s fifth most popular bet and grossed the fourth most money of any NFL bet.

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