The Colts, with new quarterback Philip Rivers in tow, have attracted the largest bet to win Super Bowl 55 in the futures pool at one national sportsbook.
A bettor placed $10,000 on Indianapolis at 45/1 odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy in Tampa, according to an email to media from William Hill U.S. The wager prompted the book to tighten the Colts’ price to 25/1.
Other large futures action this offseason at William Hill includes a $6,000 bet on the Bills at 35/1 odds and one for $4,000 on the Titans, Indy’s AFC South rival, at 40/1. Buffalo and Tennessee have been adjusted to 20/1 and 35/1, respectively.
The Chiefs, the Super Bowl favorites at 4/1 odds, have attracted the most money in this futures book by a wide margin, accounting for 23% of the handle. The defending champs also lead in ticket count, with 8% of the wagers on Kansas City to repeat.
The Tom Brady-led Bucs (14/1) are second in both categories, with 7% of both dollars wagered and tickets, as the club looks to become the first in NFL history to compete in a Super Bowl in its home stadium.
The Colts, thanks largely to the aforementioned five-figure bet, are tied for sixth in handle with five other teams but are not in the top 10 in ticket count.
There hasn’t been much love for the Bears, meanwhile, as Chicago does not appear in the top 10 of either category. The Bears are offered at 40/1 odds to be crowned champs, lengthened from an opener of 30/1.