Each Sportsbook’s Worst-Case Scenario for Super Bowl 55
Getty Images. Pictured: Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, WR Mecole Hardman, QB Patrick Mahomes
Just like the rest of us, sportsbooks have bets they’ll be rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday.
From the side to the total, player props to Gatorade colors, the sportsbooks will be sweating plenty of results.
The Action Network reached out to four of the major sportsbooks in the United States to find out what the worst-case scenario looks like from a betting standpoint on Sunday.
Worst case for PointsBet would be a Chiefs blowout win with a lot of points scored. The book has 74 percent of the bets and 88 percent of the handle on the Chiefs (-3.5). Seventy-five percent of the money is on the over (56).
Props that are losers for the book include Tom Brady over 0.5 rushing yards, Brady to win MVP, Mike Evans to score the first TD and Tyreek Hill over 91.5-93.5 receiving yards.
BetMGM is one of two sportsbooks in the world that need the Chiefs to cover. That’s because they are one of two books that took a massive bet on the Buccaneers, to the tune of $2.3 million on Bucs +3.5. They’ve moved the line down to +3 on this liability.
DraftKings is the other sportsbook that is rooting for an all-out Chiefs win and cover. That’s because, on Thursday, Mattress Mack placed a $3.46 million bet on the Bucs +3.5 in Colorado.
FanDuel needs the Buccaneers to win and cover, as well as the under. Like PointsBet, there is a lot of liability on Tyreek Hill’s over on receiving yards and Travis Kelce scoring a touchdown (first scorer as well as anytime).