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Popular bets on MVP, Super Bowl, Total Wins

Sometimes it is really smart to follow the wisdom of the masses. Not very often, though, and maybe not for future NFL betting.

The NFL season kicks off this week, and we’ve had months to win our favorite Super Bowl, MVP, and win of the season at BetMGM. We can also see how the public feels about this NFL season because of these bets.

Here are the top bets for each of the major NFL futures markets at BetMGM at the start of the season:

Super Bowl: bettors like Buccaneers repeat themselves

It’s hard to repeat, but the Buccaneers have all 22 starters back – a first in the era of the salary cap for a Super Bowl champion – and decent odds. The Bucs opened at +1200 to win the Super Bowl and that has dropped to +700.

Antonio Brown, Tom Brady and the rest of the Buccaneers want to repeat themselves. (Photo by Cliff Welch / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Bucs top the highest ticket percentage and handle percentage (amount of money) at BetMGM for the Super Bowl this season, with the Chiefs right behind:

Highest ticket%

  • Buccaneers 13.1%

  • Chiefs 10.1%

  • Bills 7.7%

Highest grip%

  • Buccaneers 19.2%

  • Chiefs 11.4%

  • Titans 6.5%

The last repeat champions were the Patriots in 2003/04. It’s hard to get to the finish line two years in a row in the NFL. A lot can go wrong. Bettors don’t worry about the Bucs winning again.

MVP: Tom Brady gets the most money

Imagine if Tom Brady, before his 40th birthday, believed that a 44-year-old QB would ever win an NFL MVP.

While Josh Allen has the most tickets to win MVP, Tom Brady dominates the money bet in this market. Brady’s chances of winning MVP were +1600 and down to +1400.

Highest ticket%

  • Josh Allen 18.5%

  • Patrick Mahomes 9.8%

  • Matthew Stafford 8.5%

Highest grip%

  • Tom Brady 26.7%

  • Patrick Mahomes 14.7%

  • Josh Allen 13.7%

With lots of targets to throw at and a team to be back in contention, Brady is a great choice for MVP. It would also be a historic choice. With more than a quarter of the MVP money going to Brady, a lot of people will fight for it.

Overall win of the season: Lions are the most popular bet

The story goes on

Everyone loves the Lions, just take a look …

Most betting overs

  • Lions over 5

  • Titans over 9

  • Broncos over 8.5

But wait …

Overall win of the season under: Lions are also the popular bet

Oh …

Most bets under

  • Lions under 5

  • Bengal under 6.5

  • Jaguars under 6.5

Hey, at least a lot of people will be watching Lions wins this season, good or bad. Michigan fans are likely to bet the over because they have done a remarkable job of assisting local teams with betting. The rest of the bets could be those who see the Lions as the second worst team in the NFL and not see them get five wins. It’s just crazy to see the same team leading in both categories.

Here are the teams whose total winnings have changed due to the size of the bets or other circumstances:

  • Broncos: opened 7.5, now 8.5 (over -135)

  • Chiefs: 12 opened, now 12.5 (below -125)

  • Rams: open 10, now 10.5 (below -125)

  • Vikings: open 9, now 8.5 (over -160)

  • Packer: 10 open, now 10.5 (below -130)

  • Ravens: open 11 am, now 10.5 (over -165)

And here are the top games for the other major awards on BetMGM:

Offensive rookie of the year

Defensive rookie of the year

Coach of the year

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