We won’t know the 2021 Super Bowl winner until Sunday, February 13th, 2022, but that will not stop us from trying to predict who comes out on top. The public has already started deciding who they believe takes home the Lombardi, and you probably won’t be too surprised as to the results.
DraftKings Sportsbook has the always evolving odds posted and they’ve given us the betting splits to evaluate. The Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to win it all, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are seeing the biggest percentage of money and the same percentage of bets. Getting the champions, who will bring back their entire starting Super Bowl lineup at +650 instead of as the favorite at +525 does sound like a good deal.
Of course, winning back-to-back titles isn’t an easy task. All of those starters are a year older and injuries have derailed great teams in the past. As soon as you look away from the two teams who made it to the big game last season, the return on your hard earned dollar goes way up.
The Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills are the next tier in the championship odds department, with the Packers and Broncos trailing behind those two. The Bills have the third-most handle and bet percentage, but after the Bucs and Chiefs, they are all extremely close.
Nobody knows what’s going on with the Packers and Broncos, as rumors have pushed their odds sideways. If you want to bet against Rodgers leaving Green Bay, then now is the time to do it. Right now it looks like the public is playing both sides of that rumor, which makes sense with so much uncertainty.
There Bills, who still need to find a way to beat the Chiefs are probably my favorite play at +1400. The Chiefs aren’t going to be easy, but if they can get that monkey off their back, they have a good chance of taking the whole thing. But I do understand the Browns love, as that team is stacked. But since this is a quarterback league, I’m still leaning Josh Allen over Baker Mayfield until proven otherwise.
The Bears and Patriots likely got a news bump with their quarterback picks in the first round. But the Patriots are seeing the money come in at 6 percent. That’s likely sharp money coming in on Bill Belichick with better overall resources in year two away from Tom Brady. And it is hard to fault anyone from betting on Belichick with upgrades on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
TB Buccaneers: +650, 20% handle, 17% bets
KC Chiefs: +525, 18% handle, 17% bets
BUF Bills: +1400, 6% handle, 7% bets
LA Rams: +1300, 5% handle, 6% bets
GB Packers: +1700, 4% handle, 6% bets
IND Colts: +2800, 5% handle, 5% bets
DEN Broncos: +2200, 5% handle, 4% bets
CHI Bears: +5000, 4% handle, 4% bets
NE Patriots: +2800, 6% handle, 3% bets
CLE Browns: +1600, 4% handle, 3% bets