The excitement is still building, as now Super Bowl LV is only 5 days away. Those looking to place a few wagers on the action are busy studying all available information before putting down their hard-earned money on the extensive number of traditional and prop bets that are available. There have already been a number of huge bets on the game, and the MVP lines are seeing a lot of movement, as well.
The long-awaited matchup features Coach Bruce Arians and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, comfortably out of the cold and snow down in Tampa Bay, awaiting the arrival of the defending 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs under head coach Andy Reid. Oddsmakers are playing it very tight this year only, giving the Chiefs a slight 3-point advantage over the venerable Tom Brady, who will be in quest of his seventh Super Bowl ring.
Big Bets On A Bowl Blast
The William Hill Sportsbook has the total set at 56, but if you don’t like those odds, just stick around. There are hundreds more props bets available for this year’s Super Bowl, coming to us from a nice, warm Raymond James Stadium down in Florida. Ironically, this marks the first time in NFL Super Bowl history that the big game is to be played on the home field of one of the participating teams in the contest.
The biggest football game of the year, Super Bowl LV will normally bring out some of the largest sports wagers of the year. Here are a few, starting with the largest amount wagered so far in a single wager made back on January 28 at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Las Vegas. At odds of 3.5, a bettor decided to risk $2.3 million to win $2 million on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl.
Most Action To The Chiefs
On January 25, again at BetMGM, a bettor put up $180,000 to win $100,ooo on the Chiefs playing the -180 moneyline wager. Then, on February 1 at the William Hill Sportsbook, a bettor put down $520,ooo to win $433,333 on the Chiefs at -3 to win the big game.
Another bettor, at Station Casino, is risking $139,833 to win $139,833 on the Chiefs at -3.5. The Chiefs continue to get more action, with another gambler putting down $120,000 to win $100,000 again on the Chiefs at -3 with William Hill.
On January 25, bettors risked $115,000 and $110,000, respectively, on the Chiefs at -3.5. Each stands to win a cool $100,000 if the Chiefs can manage to repeat as back-to-back Super Bowl Champs. There are lots of big-buck wagers going down on either side and we still have some five days to go before kickoff to Super Bowl LV.
Super Bowl MVP Lines On The Move
Who will be the MVP of Super Bowl LV is also open to much speculation. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is leading at the moment at +100, while Tom Brady is at +200. Brady already has four Super Bowl MVP Awards sitting on his mantel alongside his six championship rings.
As for sleepers, look no further than Leonard Fournette, the Bucs bulldozer running back, who is now listed as +2500 to win the MVP award. Or, possibly Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, who has surprised everyone this year racking up more catches and yards than Mike Evans. He was thought to be Tampa Bay’s number-one receiver at the beginning of the year, but is now at +3000 for the MVP award.
Then we have the MVP longshots, beginning with Chiefs’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins at +8000 or even the Bucs’ Rob Gronkowski, who has managed to remain healthy all season, at +7000. Only the great Jerry Rice has racked up more post-season passing yardage than “Gronk.” It will all come down to how the teams outwit each other and who can unleash the most magic.