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A look at some of the biggest liabilities for WynnBET’s futures

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Tom Brady celebrates during the presentation of the George Halas Trophy after their NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.
Tom Brady celebrates during the presentation of the George Halas Trophy after their NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. / Mark Hoffman / USA TODAY NETWORK
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A potential chaotic NFL postseason is expected to begin with Super Wild Card weekend on deck. Earlier this week, Gabriel Santiago and I made our postseason picks for every round and even predicted our Super Bowl matchup.

But now it's time to focus on what you think will happen.

WynnBET has been hanging futures odds for the Super Bowl champion, as well as who will win the AFC and NFC, all year. The lines have adjusted throughout the season, and bets have continued to come in. So before the postseason begins, let’s take a look at our biggest liabilities for such future props.

(All information as of Friday, Jan. 14)

Super Bowl liabilities

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates his rushing touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Green Bay Packers 24-14 win at Soldier Field.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates his rushing touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Green Bay Packers 24-14 win at Soldier Field. / Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Super Bowl odds: +6000
  • 1.4% of bets
  • 1% of handle

With a current price of +6000 to win the Super Bowl, WynnBET will be rooting against a storybook sendoff for Ben Roethlisberger's last postseason. Luckily, the Steelers are 12.5-point underdogs ahead of their Wild Card matchup against the Chiefs, and are getting just 23% of moneyline bets as of Friday morning.

Arizona Cardinals

  • Super Bowl odds: +2000
  • 11.4% of bets
  • 9.8% of handle

After opening at +4000 to win it all, the Cardinals are now +2000 ahead of the postseason. The team once considered the class of the NFC has received 11.4% of Super Bowl bets, which is more than any other team in the playoffs. Arizona has also garnered 9.8% of the handle in this market.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Super Bowl odds: +2000
  • 3.6% of bets
  • 3% of handle

It is easy to get excited about this Joe Burrow-led squad that went from worst to first in the AFC North this year. That level of turnaround was especially noticeable in the betting odds, where the Bengals opened at +7500 to secure the Lombardi Trophy and are now +1500 to do so. They host the Raiders on Saturday, vying for their first postseason victory since 1991.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Super Bowl odds: +5000
  • 2.5% of bets
  • 1.7% of handle

The team facing Cincinnati this weekend is also considered a liability for WynnBET. Las Vegas has had a tumultuous season to say the least, but has managed to make the playoffs after opening at +10000 to win the whole thing. Those odds have only been cut in the half since the Raiders bested the Chargers in the regular-season finale to make the dance.

New England Patriots

  • Super Bowl odds: +2000
  • 4.7% of bets
  • 4.8% of handle

Another team that exceeded expectations, New England is now +2000 to be the last team standing after opening at +5000. The Patriots will have to travel to Buffalo for their first playoff matchup, though that is a place where they earned a 14-10 victory during the regular-season meeting.

Dallas Cowboys

  • Super Bowl odds: +1100
  • 7.4% of bets
  • 6.8% of handle

America’s Team went 13-4 against the spread during the regular season, so they can keep being a thorn in WynnBET’s side if they manage to make a deep playoff run. Dallas, which is +1100 to win the Super Bowl, has received 7.4% of bets and 6.8% of money in this market entering the postseason. We shall see if Dak Prescott and this talented offense can get it done.

Green Bay Packers

  • Super Bowl odds: +350
  • 10.3% of bets
  • 13% of handle

Unsurprisingly, bettors believe in the Packers after they secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Green Bay has received the most money (13%) and is second in bets (10.3%) to win the Super Bowl. The Packers have not won the NFC since 2010, but football fans believe this is their chance to end that drought.

All other teams would be considered a win for WynnBET in this market.

NFC

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) scores a touchdown and gives the ball to a fan against the Carolina Panthers.
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) scores a touchdown and gives the ball to a fan against the Carolina Panthers. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay

  • NFC odds: +300
  • 8.7% of bets
  • 72.4% of handle

Who says history can’t repeat itself? After winning the Super Bowl last year, bettors believe that Tom Brady will be playing on the final weekend yet again. A total of 72.4% of the money and 8.7% of bets are on Tampa Bay to win the NFC. But the Bucs will face our other liability to begin the postseason.

Philadelphia

  • NFC odds: +300
  • 7.8% of bets
  • 2.0% of handle

Despite having to travel to Tampa Bay this weekend, Philadelphia is a liability in the NFC market for WynnBET. The Eagles, who did not beat a single playoff team this year, are getting 7.8% of the bets and 2.0% of the handle in this market. They are currently +3000 to win the NFC, which would require a trio of road victories to do so.

All other teams would be considered a win for WynnBET in this market.

AFC

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) attempts to throw the football against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium.
Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) attempts to throw the football against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

New England

  • AFC odds: +650
  • 17.6% of bets
  • 73% of handle

The only liability in the AFC market is the Patriots, who are currently priced at +650 to do so with rookie QB Mac Jones at the helm. The Patriots have received 73% of the money and 17.6% of the bets in this market. Their path starts with a road matchup against the Bills after splitting the series in the regular season.

All other teams would be considered a win for WynnBET in this market.

New to wagering on sports? For all you need to know, check out our "Sports Betting 101" series! (hosted by Claudia Bellofatto)
New to wagering on sports? For all you need to know, check out our "Sports Betting 101" series! (hosted by Claudia Bellofatto)
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