The start of a new NFL season brings optimism for all 32 teams, as everyone’s Super Bowl dreams are alive and well.
Before the defending champion Chiefs and Texans kick off tomorrow, let’s take a look at which teams William Hill bettors envision hoisting the Lombardi Trophy on the first Sunday in February.
The Buccaneers were the team of the offseason, bolstering their roster with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Leonard Fournette and other key additions.
Over the past month, the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl odds have dropped from +1200 to +850. Other notable movers during that time frame include the Seahawks (+1800 to +1300), Colts (+2500 to +2000), Packers (+1800 to +2800), Eagles (+1800 to +3000) and Patriots (+2500 to +3500).
William Hill bettors are quite bullish on Tampa Bay, as the Bucs lead all teams with 8% of the total number of tickets among all Super Bowl 55 futures wagers. The Chiefs (+375 favorites) and 49ers (+800) are right behind at 7%, followed by the Cowboys (+1200), Seahawks and Raiders (+2800) at 6% apiece.
“There’s a lot of positives in Tampa,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “They made a lot of good moves. If Brady, Gronk and Fournette have anything left in the tank, this is a very dangerous team.
“Their defense showed improvement last year. Should be an interesting year down there in Tampa. I’m sure we’ll be rooting against them most weeks, that’s for sure.”
Meanwhile, the Chiefs lead the way with 15% of the total dollars wagered, with the Buccaneers at 9%… along with another NFC South team.
“Saints have been getting strong action recently,” Bogdanovich said. “Super Bowl futures were quieter than usual because I think people just finally realized that there’s going to be an NFL season and are getting down to business now. Before, they didn’t want to tie up their money with all the uncertainty.
“And what’s not to like about the Saints? They’ve been so close for three straight years. They were bet down from 12/1 and 11/1. So people must have seen some value there.”
One New Jersey bettor placed $22,000 on Saints at +1100 for a total potential payout of $264,000, which is the largest Super Bowl 55 futures wager taken at William Hill thus far. New Orleans is now +1000, which is the fifth-lowest odds on the board.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for Super Bowl 55 futures below.
|TO WIN PRO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 55 @WILLIAMHILLUS||CURRENT ODDS (9/9/20)|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||15/4 (+375)|
|BALTIMORE RAVENS||13/2 (+650)|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||8/1|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||17/2 (+850)|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||10/1|
|LAS VEGAS RAIDERS||28/1|
|GREEN BAY PACKERS||28/1|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||35/1|
|LOS ANGELES RAMS||40/1|
|LOS ANGELES CHARGERS||55/1|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||125/1|
|NEW YORK JETS||200/1|
|WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM||250/1|
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