Premier League 2022-23 Betting Odds Update: Bettors Backing Tottenham, Arsenal to Lift EPL Crown
Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images. Pictured: Tottenham standouts Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
With just a few days to go until the new Premier League campaign gets underway, bettors are getting their futures in on who is going to win the title and they're not looking at the usual contenders.
Manchester City and Liverpool have been the teams that have typically been competing for glory over recent years, but they're not the ones receiving the most action.
Rather, bettors are looking at rivals Tottenham and Arsenal to get the job done in the English top flight.
Spurs haven't won an EPL title since the revamped structure of the competition, while Arsenal hasn't claimed the honor since the 2003-04 season.
However, that isn't stopping the tickets flowing in, with Tottenham amassing the biggest portion of wagers and handle at 23.8% and 31.5%, respectively at BetMGM. The club, led by Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, opened at +2800, but the massive influx of action has moved it to +1200 odds.
Similarly, Arsenal debuted at +4000, but an 18.8% ticket percentage and 9.8% handle has moved the Gunners to +3300 odds.
The two clubs represent the biggest liabilities for BetMGM.
Manchester City, which is a solid -140 favorite to claim yet another Premier League title, has taken 7.6% of the tickets and 22.7% of the handle.
The squad that was already one of the deepest in the world — yet, also top-heavy to say the least — added striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window to make the team even more formidable.
Liverpool, which took City out in the Community Shield last month, has moved from +200 to +250 odds. The Reds have received 15.4% of the tickets and 15.1% of the handle.
Chelsea jumped from +1200 to +1600 despite being the third-biggest liability for BetMGM. The Blues have taken 12.3% of the tickets and 10.6% of the handle.
The final "big six" club, Manchester United, moved from +2000 to +3300 after a summer full of drama and a mere 6.2% ticket percentage.