Chiefs dominating Super Bowl odds – and action

The Kansas City Chiefs have the shortest Super Bowl odds, but that isn’t dissuading bettors from backing the defending champions.

The Chiefs are being offered at +190 by DraftKings, where they are being backed by 28 percent of the total bets and 21 percent of the total handle.



Part of that is due to Kansas City being among the top two favorites throughout the season. The Baltimore Ravens passed them at some books early in the season, but quickly fell off following a loss to the Chiefs and are now fighting just to make the postseason.

The Ravens are now +1400 to win the Super Bowl by DraftKings, but are still second only to the Chiefs with 10 percent of the total bets. Seven percent of the handle has been placed on Baltimore. Similarly, the Dallas Cowboys (+10000) are backed by three percent of the bets and handle despite needing to win and get some help on Sunday just to make the playoffs.

Tyrann Mathieu
Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports_

Tampa Bay also made a surge up the odds before a midseason slump. They’ve clinched a wild card spot and are backed by nine percent of the bets and 12 percent of the handle. The Buccaneers are currently being offered at +1100.



The second Super Bowl favorite is now Green Bay, which can lock up the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye with a victory over Chicago on Sunday. The Packers are listed at +525 and are being backed by five percent of the bets and seven percent of the handle, the same as the Pittsburgh Steelers (+2200).

Green Bay is a 5-point favorite against Chicago, with 75 percent of the spread handle backing the Packers.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)