Football - American By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Predict Biggest Ever Super Bowl

Bookmakers William Hill predict that this year’s Super Bowl will be the biggest betting event in US sports history.

“Every year we see growth in Super Bowl betting around the world and this year we’re set to take the most money ever on a US sporting event,” said William Hill bookmaker Jon Ivan-Duke.


“The ideal Super Bowl for betting turnover would be if New England face Dallas, because you’ve got two great teams with huge numbers of supporters. There is what could be called ‘The Brady Factor’ – put poster boy Tom Brady in the biggest sporting event, on the biggest stage in front of millions of fans and the sportsbooks would be inundated with bets.”


New England Patriots are currently 15/8 favourites to win the Super Bowl (bet 10, returns 28.75), with Dallas Cowboys next in the betting at 4/1 (bet 10, returns 50). New England Patriots are 4/6 favourites to win the AFC and Dallas Cowboys 6/4 favourites to win the NFC.


The worst possible Super Bowl for British bookies William Hill would be if the New York Giants played the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s at least according to the current liabilities on William Hills’ online sportsbook.


“A Super Bowl win for the New York Giants would be the worst possible result for William Hill. In fact, this would be five times worse than if any other side won. That is because all year we have rated them as underdogs and we have continued to take bets on them at big odds as we think they are unlikely winners,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Green Bay are all favourites in their respective Wild Card Round games this weekend.


William Hill Betting Odds:


Super Bowl Winner: 15/8 New England Patriots, 4/1 Dallas Cowboys, 8/1 Pittsburgh Steelers, 9/1 Atlanta Falcons, 9/1 Green Bay Packers, 9/1 Seattle Seahawks, 10/1 Kansas City Chiefs, 25/1 New York Giants, 66/1 Houston Texans, 80/1 Detroit Lions, 80/1 Miami Dolphins, 100/1 Oakland Raiders


NFC Winner: 6/4 Dallas Cowboys, 7/2 Atlanta Falcons, 4/1 Green Bay Packers, 9/2 Seattle Seahawks, 14/1 New York Giants, 33/1 Detroit Lions


AFC Winner: 4/6 New England Patriots, 7/2 Pittsburgh Steelers, 4/1 Kansas City Chiefs, 33/1 Houston Texans, 40/1 Miami Dolphins, 40/1 Oakland Raiders


NFL Wild Card Round


Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans

Money Line       17/10 Oakland, 1/2 Houston

Match Spread  20/23 +4 Oakland, 20/21 -4 Houston

Total Points     10/11 Over 36.5, 10/11 Under 36.5


Detroit Lions @ Seattle Seahawks

Money Line       29/10 Detroit, 5/19 Seattle

Match Spread 10/11 +8 Detroit, 10/11 -8 Seattle

Total Points     10/11 Over 43.0, 10/11 Under 43.0


Miami Dolphins @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Money Line       15/4 Miami, 2/11 Pittsburgh

Match Spread 10/11 +10 Miami, 10/11 -10 Pittsburgh

Total Points     10/11 Over 46.0, 10/11 Under 46.0


New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers

Money Line       9/5 New York, 5/11 Green Bay

Match Spread 10/11 +4.5 New York, 10/11 -4.5 Green Bay

Total Points     10/11 Over 44.5, 10/11 Under 44.5


Money Back Treble – Dolphins @ Steelers & Giants @ Packers – 12+ Touchdowns, 8+ Sacks & 6+ Turnovers: 9/1

(Min £10 stake to qualify for free bet promo. All 3 correct = winner, Any two correct = £20 free bet, Any one correct = £10 free bet)


Money Back Treble – Raiders @ Texans & Lions @ Seahawks – 10+ Touchdowns, 8+ Sacks, 5+ Turnovers: 9/1

(Min £10 stake to qualify for free bet promo. All 3 correct = winner, Any two correct = £20 free bet, Any one correct = £10 free bet)