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On New Year’s Day, bookmaker William Hill U.S. took a six-figure bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, but the defending champions are not the sportsbook’s biggest concern heading into the playoffs.
The worst-case scenario for several bookmakers is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs are the consensus Super Bowl favorite, listed at +190 at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill. The Green Bay Packers are next at +450, followed by the Buffalo Bills (+700) and New Orleans Saints (+750). The Buccaneers are +1,000.
Super Bowl odds Team Odds Chiefs +190 Packers +450 Bills +700 Saints +750 Buccaneers +1,000 Ravens +1,100 Seahawks +1,200 Steelers +2,000 Rams +2,800 Titans +3,000 Colts +4,000 Browns +5,000 Bears +8,000 Washington +8,000 — As of Wednesday,
via Caesars SportsBook at William Hill
“Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl would 100% be the worst-case scenario for us,” Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill U.S., said in a post on the bookmaker’s website. “We’re in pretty good shape with most of the teams, but the Bucs are a big loser.”
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and BetMGM also reported significant liabilities on the Buccaneers, a lot