The Buffalo Bills already have a ridiculous amount of Super Bowl backers.
Buffalo has amassed more than double the handle of any other team when it comes to NFL title futures, according to a release from Caesars Sportsbook. Per the operator, 14.4% of all money wagered has come in on Buffalo, compared to 6.8% on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In fact, out of 206 Super Bowl futures bets placed at Caesars of at least $1,000, 41 of them were on the Bills (19.9%).
“I’d think it’s very rare that one team just totally dominates like the Bills are doing right now. I think the Bills have all the momentum in the public’s eyes, like it’s a matter of when not if they’re going to win the Super Bowl,” Adam Pullen, Caesars Sportsbook assistant director of training, said in the release.
“I’m not surprised they’re a popular choice. But as far as betting goes, for it to be that big of a difference is surprising, especially on a team that has pretty low odds.”
Buffalo Bills sit as Super Bowl betting favorites
Currently, the Bills stand as +700 Super Bowl betting favorites compared to the Bucs at +800 and the Kansas City Chiefs at +900.
“On paper, the Bills are obviously one of the top teams in the league,” Pullen said in the release. “But there’s so much parity in the league, so much can happen. If you look at the sheet for Super Bowl futures last year, the Bengals were one spot from the bottom. Seeing that the Cincinnati Bengals could catch lightning in a bottle, you can’t really rule any team out.”
The Bills have yet to win a Super Bowl, losing four straight title games from 1991-94.
Bills roll into 2022 NFL season with momentum
Last season, it appeared as if Buffalo would snap a lengthy Super Bowl drought. In fact, only 13 seconds separated the Bills from hosting the AFC Championship game, only for them to lose for the second straight time to Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes. You will recall the Chiefs putting away Buffalo in the conference championship the previous season.
Still, with a superstar quarterback in Josh Allen, who had a 9-0 TD-INT ratio in the postseason, the Bills seem primed to make a run again this year.
Buffalo landed a marquee free-agent acquisition in pass rusher Von Miller. After anchoring a defense that helped the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl this past season, Miller arrived in Buffalo on a six-year deal with $45 million fully guaranteed at signing.
Caesars became a New York online sports betting partner of Buffalo in January.