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How the public is betting 2020 Super Bowl champ

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the fifth best odds to win the Super Bowl, but sports bettors are all in on Tom Brady’s new team.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Training Camp Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The futures odds on DraftKings Sportsbook continue to change and adjust as the amount of money comes in on particular options to choose from. After a long offseason, plenty of sports bettors are eager for the start of the NFL season and getting their picks in for the Super Bowl.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to repeat as the champs with +600 Super Bowl odds, but they are coming in second when it comes to percentages of bets placed on them as well as the percentage of handle. Of all the bets placed on Super Bowl futures, Kansas City is receiving 12% of the bets with 15% of the handle.

With the addition of Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the fifth best odds in the league to win the Super Bowl. However, sports bettors are betting Tampa Bay aggressively to win the title in the 2020-21 season. The Buccaneers have +1400 odds to win the Super Bowl, but they are receiving 21% of the handle and 17% of the bets to lead the NFL. Plenty of futures bettors are all in on Tampa Bay this season.

Interestingly, Brady’s former team the New England Patriots are receiving plenty of bets with the seventh best odds at +2000. Currently 4% of the of the bets are coming in on the Patriots, which is eighth in the league, and 5% of the handle is going toward New England, tied for fifth in the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 13th best odds in the NFL at +2500, but they are getting a decent amount of action coming their way. They head into Week 1 receiving the eighth most bets of any NFL team at 4%, to go along with 4% of the handle.

One team not receiving much attention despite having fairly high odds is the Seattle Seahawks. They are tied for the seventh best odds to win the Super Bowl at +2000 but do not appear inside the top 10 in percentage of handle.

Super Bowl 55 betting splits, Sep. 5

Handle Rank Teams Odds % of Handle % of Bets
Handle Rank Teams Odds % of Handle % of Bets
1 TB Buccaneers +1400 21% 17%
2 KC Chiefs +600 15% 12%
3 BAL Ravens +650 8% 8%
4 NO Saints +1100 6% 6%
5 NE Patriots +2000 5% 4%
6 DAL Cowboys +1500 5% 4%
7 SF 49ers +900 5% 7%
8 PIT Steelers +2500 4% 4%
9 IND Colts +2200 4% 5%
10 PHI Eagles +2000 4% 5%

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