Could the Bears finally earn their first Super Bowl win since 1985? Many bettors think so.
Multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks have reported ( via ESPN ) that the Bears have received the most bets to win Super Bowl 54.
“It’s been kind of overwhelming, the support [for the Bears],” said Alan Berg, the senior oddsmaker for Caesars Sportsbook. “Every time the Bears go to the playoffs, the following year, the money just pours in. Everybody gets optimistic.”
Right behind the Bears are the Browns, who have also received a multitude of bets to win the Super Bowl. The Bears are 9-1 to win the Super Bowl at Caesars, while the Browns are 10-1. The Patriots and Chiefs are the co-favorites with 7-1 odds and the Saints have 17-2 odds.
The MGM sportsbooks in Nevada reported those five teams are the only ones that have brought in more than $1 million worth of bets.
Much of the Bears and Browns’ high bet rates have to do with their young quarterbacks. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield are the most popular choices to win league MVP.
Trubisky’s MVP odds are 22-1 at Caesars, while he has 50-1 odds at the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas.
“The support from Trubisky has been ridiculous,” Berg said. “Trubisky, at 22-1, is an insane number.”
Interestingly, the Philadelphia and New Jersey sports books have received the most bets on the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, with more than half the bets tabbing Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz as NFL MVP.
Both DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest sportsbooks in New Jersey, have the Eagles coming out on top. DraftKings has the Eagles winning the Super Bowl with 13-1 odds, with Wentz taking home MVP honors with 14-1 odds.
“It makes sense,” DraftKings sportsbook director Johnny Avello said. “It matters where you’re located and if you’re pretty good, and the Eagles look like a pretty good team.”
In Las Vegas, the Eagles are roughly in the middle to win the Super Bowl.