An ideal result for Sunday’s Super Bowl 55 and William Hill Sportsbook was for the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 1-2 points, since that way, the books would win on the Bucs covering 3 points and not lose Tampa Bay at +145 on the Moneyline. It was a very good night for the books since Tom Brady’s Bucs won 31-9. Ever since 2006, the team with the better overall record- Kansas City, is now a shocking 2-11 overall and 1-12 against the spread in Super Bowls.
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63 percent of all tickets sold at William Hill was on the Kansas City Chiefs, as was 65 percent of all of the money that was wagered, and never once did it get off 3 points. The total score closed at 55.5 points and 55 percent of all money wagered and 68 percent of all tickets that sold, were on the Over. These were two huge wins for the books.
The book took a bit of a hit on the Moneyline with Tampa closing at +140. One bettor lost a $1.1 million bet on the Kansas City Moneyline as well as on the Bucs’ futures odds to win. Tampa Bay was +6000 at one point, but Brady dropped that number significantly and there was a heavier action on the Bucs to win it all than any team. Here are two notable winners on Bucs futures: One bettor placed $40,000 on them to win it all on January 2, at +1200, and won $40,000. Another bettor placed $7,500 on the Bucs at +1500 on June 6, 2020, and won $112,500.
Towards the end of the game, Kansas City scored nine points and one bettor turned $20 into $3,000 there. Tampa Bay finished with exactly 31 points and was +1400. The 2021 season will begin on Sept. 9, and the champion Bucs will host the Kickoff Game.