We are halfway through Super Bowl week and the betting action is already heating up at sites such as DraftKings Sportsbook!
The site offers a wide range of bets on the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs and its customers have been busy placing bets over the last few days.
The data on those bets makes for intriguing reading to find out who DraftKings Sportsbook customers have been backing and on what markets. So, let’s take a look where the money is going on the big game in the build-up to Sunday.
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Super Bowl LV Line Betting
We know that the handicap has been set at -3 for the Chiefs and +3 for the Buccaneers on the Points Spread market for Sunday’s game and despite having home field advantage, the majority of the money being bet on this market is going on the Chiefs.
DraftKings reports that 79% of the dollars bet on the game so far have backed the Chiefs, with 72% of the number of total bets made also backing Andy Reid’s team.
Just over a fifth of the money staked at those handicap levels has gone on the Bucs while 28% of bets made are backing Tom Brady to land a seventh Super Bowl ring.
For the Over/Under points bet, the line has been drawn at 56.5 and that’s a great call by the bookmakers. Given the offensive power of Kansas City and Tampa Bay, it is little wonder that 74% of the money bet and 74% of total bets have been made on the Over 56.5 total points market.
In truth, when you have teams that have offenses that can rack up 21 or even 28 points in a quarter, it is little wonder that almost three-quarters of the money and bets made on this market are suggesting a high-scoring Super Bowl.
The Chiefs remain the favourites on the moneyline bet at -162, with the Buccaneers rated at +143. This seems to be the market that has attracted the most interest from Bucs fans, with 56% of the bets made and 51% of the cash wagered backing Tom Brady and the Bucs.
Still, there’s still a significant number of punters willing to take the shorter odds Chiefs as an option and it is interesting to note that the handle on this market is split almost 50/50.
Super Bowl First Touchdown Scorer
Another hugely popular market is the First Touchdown Scorer in the Super Bowl. Unsurprisingly, with a number of top quality offensive players on the field, there are a number of players that have been well-backed in this market.
Tampa Bay Wide Receiver Mike Evans (+1000) has received both the largest number of bets (20%) and the most money (22%) in this market. Many fans predicting that it will be the Buccaneers on home soil that will get off to the faster start.
That’s a fair call given the Chiefs performances in other big games of late where they have often fallen behind early on.
My pick however would be Chiefs’ Tight End Travis Kelce, who has attracted just 12% of the bets and 14% of the cash wagered on the market, although at odds of +600 it may well be that he doesn’t offer as good a value as Evans.
Chris Godwin (+1300) (15% of bets, 12% of handle), Leonard Fournette (+1050) (14% of bets, 12% of handle) and Tyreek Hill (+600) (10% of bets and 11% of handle) are the other notable names in this market.
Patrick Mahomes (+1800) Turf Toe injury seems to have put people off backing the quarterback for a rushing touchdown with just 4% of bets backing the Chiefs quarterback to run the first touchdown into the end zone.
The same amount and number of bets have been made on Tampa Bay Tight End Rob Gronkowski (+1800) as have been made on Mahomes and that is a surprise.
Clyde-Edwards Helaire, Mecole Hardman and Cameron Brate finish out the top ten players backed for the first touchdown score in the game, but don’t be too surprised if a defense comes up big, or a special team play also gets a team in front on Sunday.
Other Popular Early Super Bowl Bets At DraftKings Sportsbook
There are a number of other popular bets made with DraftKings Sportsbook in the run up to Super Bowl LV. These include:
- Patrick Mahomes to win the Super Bowl MVP (39% of bets, 51% of handle)
- Tom Brady to win Super Bowl MVP (30% of bets, 29% of handle)
DraftKings are also offering a number of popular Odds Boost offers on specific SuperBowl bets this week which includes:
- Brady & Mahomes to Combine for 55+ Completions – Boosted to +115 from -105
- Brady & Mahomes to Combine for Over 650.5 Passing Yards – Boosted to +125 from +100
- Kelce/Hill/Evans to all record 55+ Receiving Yards – Boosted to +400 from +205
- Over 13.5 Points Scored in the 1st Quarter – Boosted to +125 from -110
Join us again later in the week when we bring you our special preview of the big game and the lowdown on which markets we are going to back, as well as which team we think will become the next Super Bowl Champions!