The Buffalo Bills Emerge as the Most Significant Super Bowl Risk for Sportsbooks

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The Buffalo Bills are becoming a huge liability for sportsbooks as they are the most popular team for betting on the Super Bowl LVII 1. According to Caesars Sportsbook, of the 206 bets of at least $1,000 wagered on Super Bowl LVII, 41 have been on the Buffalo Bills. Bills tickets have accounted for 14.4% of the betting handle overall, which more than doubles the next-highest handle percentage, 1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank second with 6.8% of the betting handle 1.

Buffalo is also the biggest liability at BetMGM. The Bills have secured the largest share at 11.9% and account for 17.5% of the total Super Bowl season 2 wagering volume.

The Raiders are, by far, the largest liability at Las Vegas books, which will lose millions of dollars if the hometown team wins all 3.

It’s interesting to see such a significant percentage of the championship futures bets coming in on an organization that hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since losing four consecutives nearly 30 years ago 1. With the 2022 NFL season still months away, there will be plenty of line movement and changes to the betting trends over the coming months.

The Buffalo Bills Emerge as the Most Significant Super Bowl Risk for Sportsbooks

Super Bowl Favorites in the Loaded AFC West

The AFC West is poised to claim the title of the NFL’s most competitive division this season. The Kansas City Chiefs, led by the dynamic Patrick Mahomes, remain the frontrunners, boasting an explosive offense.

The Los Angeles Chargers have strengthened their lineup by adding outside linebacker Khalil Mack, while the Denver Broncos have acquired Russell Wilson to bolster their offensive capabilities. Not to be outdone, the Las Vegas Raiders made a significant move by trading for the NFL’s top wide receiver, Davante Adams, previously with the Packers.

In the race for Super Bowl glory, the AFC West is hotly contested. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Chiefs lead the way at +1000, followed closely by the Chargers at +1400 and the Broncos at +1700, with the Raiders positioned at +4000.

Caesars reveals a similar trend, with all four AFC West teams ranking among the top seven contenders to win the Super Bowl. The Raiders stand in second place (7.3%), the Chargers at third (5.7%), the Chiefs at fourth (5.4%), and the Broncos at seventh (4.9%). This dominance is unparalleled in any other NFL division, underscoring the AFC West’s competitiveness and the fierce battle ahead.