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Super Bowl LV is nearly a month away, and several William Hill bettors have futures tickets still alive heading into the postseason. Additionally, William Hill has taken its two largest Super Bowl futures in the first couple days of 2021, as the new year has already brought more excitement for a couple bettors.
When William Hill released its 2021 Super Bowl futures on January 20, 2020, the five teams with the lowest odds were the Chiefs (+700), 49ers (+700), Ravens (+700), Saints (+1000) and Patriots (+1200). With just 14 teams remaining in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy, the five lowest Super Bowl odds now belong to the Chiefs (+150), Packers (+500), Bills (+550), Saints (+900) and Seahawks (+900).
Yet, William Hill’s biggest Super Bowl futures liability is one team outside of the current top five.
“Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl would 100% be the worst-case scenario for us,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “We’re in pretty good shape with most of the teams, but the Bucs are a big loser. Chiefs and Packers are good, I’d sign up for either one of those. We don’t do very well with the Bills, we have a lot of money on Buffalo.”
The Super Bowl favorite, though, has been drawing the most action. The Chiefs lead the way in both total number of tickets (12%) and total dollars wagered (25%) among all remaining Super Bowl futures. That includes one Nevada bettor who laid $115,000 on Chiefs +150 for a total potential payout of $287,500, which is the largest Super Bowl LV futures bet taken at William Hill.
The Buccaneers rank in the top three in each category, as they’ve captured 11% of the total number of tickets and 12% of the total dollars wagered. The Packers (11%) and Seahawks (10%) are the only other teams to be in double digits for total number of tickets, while the Packers (10%) and Saints (10%) fit that criteria for total dollars wagered.
A Washington D.C. bettor put down $40,000 on Buccaneers +1200 for a total potential payout of $520,000. Not only is that the second-largest Super Bowl LV futures bet at William Hill, it’s also the biggest total potential payout of any remaining wager in this market.
William Hill’s biggest Super Bowl long shot has attracted a recent noteworthy wager as well. Another Nevada bettor placed $2,000 on Washington +12500 for a total potential payout of $252,000. Washington’s odds are now down to +8000 heading into its Wild Card matchup with the Buccaneers.
Other notable Super Bowl LV futures wagers placed throughout the season include $10,000 on Colts +4500 ($460,000 total potential payout), $22,000 on Saints +1100 ($264,000 total potential payout) and $6,000 on Bills +3500 ($216,000 total potential payout).
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for Super Bowl LV futures below.