View From Across The Pond: British bettors having been heavily backing the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LIII. In the run-up to Sunday's clash in Atlanta our friends at Oddschecker UK have revelaed the most popular bets that the punters across the Atlantic have been putting money on.
Football, or American Football as they know it, is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, as demonstrated by the success of the NFL's London Games. Over the last few years the audience has become more informed and knowledgeable, so it's worth looking at where their money has been placed.
Brits are hammering the Patriots to win, backing New England to win the match (-130) and to cover the 2.5 spread (-105), with both of those bets being amongst the top three Super Bowl bets. The final bet to make up that trio is Tom Brady to win MVP (+110) which is perhaps unsurprising given that most fans expect the Pats to win.
Besides Tom Brady the other man that the Brits are backing is former first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson. It's possible that former-Vikings and Raiders receiver could add to his three touchdowns on Sunday and he's the most popular first-touchdown scorer (+6600) on the market, perhaps in part down to the large odds.
It's not all bad news for Rams fans though, the Rams to win by 1-13 points (+180), is the most popular selection in the winning margin market.