There might be a few polished teams out there that experts believe have the talent to make it to the Super Bowl, but there seems to be two that are receiving more Super Bowl bets than everyone else heading into the start of the league’s 2019 regular season.
..and no, it does not involve the New England Patriots.
ESPN noted on Monday that the two NFL teams receiving the most Super Bowl bets for this upcoming season are the:
You read that correctly. One team that went win-less a few seasons age and another team that had a kicker double-doink a game-winning field goal in last year’s postseason.
“There are more bets on the Bears to win the Super Bowl than there are on any other team at multiple sportsbooks. The Browns are right behind the Bears in Super Bowl bets.
“It’s been kind of overwhelming, the support [for the Bears],” said Alan Berg, the senior oddsmaker for Caesars Sportsbook. “Every time the Bears go to the playoffs, the following year, the money just pours in. Everybody gets optimistic.”
The Bears have 9-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, which is 4th-best among all teams. The Browns, meanwhile, have 10-1 odds.
The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs are co-favorites at 7-1, and the New Orleans Saints at 17-2.
The Patriots, Chiefs, Saints, Bears and Browns are said to be the only teams that have attracted more than $1 million in Super Bowl bets at MGM sportsbooks in Nevada.