It was a busy sports weekend at William Hill, including several odds shifts following a bombshell signing in the NFL. Here are the latest odds, trends and big wins:
Odds Shift After Patriots Sign Former MVP Cam Newton
The NFL offseason never sleeps, and the Patriots sent shockwaves around the league on Sunday after signing former MVP Cam Newton.
But how has Newton joining New England impacted NFL betting markets at William Hill?
On Sunday morning, the Patriots were tied with the Steelers and Colts for the 10th-lowest odds at 25/1 to win Super Bowl 55. They were also tied with the Bills for the third-best odds to win the AFC at 10/1.
After the acquisition of Newton, New England’s Super Bowl futures moved to 18/1 (tied for seventh) and its AFC futures dropped to 8/1.
There were some smaller shifts involving the Patriots as well. Their price to capture another AFC East went from 3/2 (+150) to 7/5 (+140), with the Bills remaining the 5/4 (+125) favorite. The Patriots’ win total remained at 9, though the over is now favored at -125 from +120.
One New Jersey bettor placed $1,050 on Patriots over 9 wins (-105) Sunday night for a potential total payout of $2,050.
While New England remains a 6.5-point home favorite over the Dolphins in its season opener, its moneyline has gone up slightly from -270 to -280. The Patriots’ spread did change in their Week 2 contest at the Seahawks, as they are now 3.5-point underdogs instead of +4.
Newton himself has also generated noteworthy action on some player props.
A Nevada bettor put down $500 on Newton 100/1 to be awarded the 2020-21 MVP Sunday night for a potential total payout of $50,500. He is now listed at 40/1 to win his second MVP, tied with fellow signal-callers Baker Mayfield and Matt Ryan for the 16th-lowest odds.
Meanwhile, another New Jersey bettor placed $200 on Newton 10/1 to be named the 2020-21 Comeback Player of the Year for a potential total payout of $2,200. Newton is currently 4/1 in this market, just behind the co-favorites of Rob Gronkowski and Ben Roethlisberger at 7/2 (+350).
To see William Hill’s odds shifts for every market involving Cam Newton and the Patriots, which are all available to bet in Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa, check out the full write-up on our website: https://www.williamhill.us/cam-newton-signs-with-patriots-odds-shifts-recent-notable-bets/
William Hill Announces Win Totals for all 30 MLB Teams
We’re less than a month away until MLB Opening Day is slated to go, and William Hill has just released win totals for all 30 teams for the 60-game abbreviated season.
For these win total markets, teams must play at least 58 games in the regular season for action and the regular season must be completed by Jan. 31, 2021.
The Dodgers lead all MLB teams with a win total of 37.5, with the Yankees right behind at 37. Los Angeles and New York are also atop the odds board for 2020 World Series futures and are the favorites for their respective league’s pennant futures.
The next three teams with the highest win totals all reside in the American League. The defending AL pennant-winning Astros sit at 34.5, in between the Twins at 35 and the Rays at 34.
The 2019 World Series champion Nationals are listed at 33.5, which is tied for the second-highest total in the National League with the Braves.
It’s a different NL East team, however, that has drawn the biggest MLB win total bet early on at William Hill. One New Jersey bettor placed $1,100 on Phillies over 30.5 wins for a potential total payout of $2,100.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Orioles and Tigers are tied for the lowest win total at 31.5 apiece.
To see William Hill’s 2020 MLB win totals for all 30 teams, which are available to bet in Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa, check out the full write-up on our website: https://www.williamhill.us/new-2020-win-totals-for-all-30-mlb-teams-released/
William Hill Bettors Win Big
It was a thrilling sports week that resulted in some notable big wins by William Hill bettors. Here are the highlights:
Biggest Travelers Championship win:
$20,000 on Dustin Johnson -400 InPlay to win the 2020 Travelers Championship to collect a total payout of $25,000
Other notable Travelers Championship wins:
$5,400 on Dustin Johnson -180 updated odds to collect a total payout of $8,400
$4,200 on Scottie Scheffler -105 in matchup vs. Brian Harman to collect a total payout of $8,200
$3,000 on Dustin Johnson +160 updated odds to collect a total payout of $7,800
$150 on Dustin Johnson 22/1 to collect a total payout of $3,450
Biggest UFC individual bet win:
$23,000 on Maurice Greene -230 to collect a total payout of $33,000
Other notable UFC wins:
$19,200 on Dustin Poirier -240 to collect a total payout of $27,200
$2,500 on Julian Erosa +500 InPlay to collect a total payout of $15,000
Biggest UFC win on an underdog:
$6,000 on Khama Worthy +210 to collect a total payout of $18,600
Notable NASCAR wins:
$5,000 on Kevin Harvick 11/2 to win the Pocono Organics 325 to collect a total payout of $32,500
$5,000 on Denny Hamlin 4/1 to win the Pocono 350 to collect a total payout of $25,000
To see other notable wins at William Hill in the past week of Premier League, La Liga, boxing, KBO and more, check out the full write-up on our website: https://www.williamhill.us/william-hill-winners-notable-payouts-from-the-past-week-in-golf-ufc-nascar/