Bills, Chiefs Major Players for Super Bowl LVI Crown

The NFL season is underway, and there have been some interesting betting trends to follow through two weeks that indicate how the public feels.

Fans of NFL teams are making knee-jerk reactions about how they feel about their teams, while bettors are doing the same when looking for Super Bowl contenders. 

Two teams currently drawing interest in the betting market regarding their Super Bowl odds are strong contenders in the AFC, the Buffalo Bills, and Kansas City Chiefs. 

Line movement (Week 2, current)

  • Bills +500 to +400
  • Chiefs +750 to +650

Bills Look Unstoppable Through 2 Games

The Buffalo Bills not only made a statement in Week 1 against the defending Super Bowl champs but also followed that up with a beatdown of the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football. Josh Allen and company have now combined to score 72 points in two weeks while only allowing 17.

Buffalo Bills Super Bowl Insights @ BetMGM

  • Highest Ticket%
  • Highest Handle%
  • Biggest Liability

Buffalo was a trendy Super Bowl pick heading into the season, and their dominant opening two performances certainly didn’t hurt their case. The Bills still have the shortest Super Bowl odds at +400 after being bet down from their +500 odds entering Week 2.

In addition, the Bills have seen some clear big money placed on them, owning 13.8% of tickets and 21.9% of the handle. This says that the sharps have gravitated towards Buffalo, which shouldn’t be surprising when looking at their early performances.

Chiefs Finding New Ways to Win

Like the Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs also look like a contender. They blew out the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 and followed that up with a close divisional victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Patrick Mahomes hasn’t missed a beat, and the early concerns surrounding what their offense might look like have been put to rest. 

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Insights @ BetMGM

  • Second-Highest Ticket%
  • Second-Highest Handle%
  • Second-Biggest Liability

With the Chiefs again looking like a formidable squad, they’ve seen their Super Bowl odds bet down from +750 to +650 over the last week. The public was curious to see how they would fare against the Chargers, and they passed that test, which now has them holding 11.3% of tickets and 13.4% of the handle