One sportsbook operator pronounces fewer punters took the Atlanta Falcons to prevail Super Bowl LI than the lowly Cleveland Browns, who finished 1-15 overall
Nowhere is the relative quiet of the Atlanta Falcons marching to Super Bowl LI more pronounced than at the sportsbooks.
Sportsbook operator CG Technology told ESPN that fewer bettors residence futures gamblings on the Falcons to prevail the NFLs title game when the season kicked off in September than the Cleveland Browns, who finished with an anemic 1-15 record.
We took a $5,000 stake at 40 -1 on the Falcons to prevail the Super Bowl, CG Technology vice president Jason Simbal told the network , noting that the ticket would net $200,000.
And we still prevail almost a million on the Falcons. Thats how few people stake them.
The Falcons, who were installed as three-point underdogs against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, opened at 30/1 to prevail the teams first championship the summer months a number that drifted to as high-pitched as 150/1 after a season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. William Hills Nevada sportsbook said it wrote 184 futures tickets on Atlanta at odds of 100/1 or greater.
The win by the Patriots, who opened at 8/ 1 odds to prevail the Super Bowl, would mean a bigger loss for the sportsbooks. William Hill articulated 21 of the 24 largest continuing futures tickets by total dollars wagered are on New England.