More people bet on Browns to win Super Bowl LI than Falcons
Before this season, more people put their money on the Cleveland Browns than the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI, according to ESPN's David Purdum.
Atlanta advanced to Super Bowl LI on Sunday after beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. The Browns finished the season 1–15.
The Falcons are three-point underdogs against the New England Patriots in the upcoming Super Bowl.
"We took a $5,000 bet at 40-1 on the Falcons to win the Super Bowl," CG Technology vice president Jason Simbal said. If the Falcons win, the bet would net $200,000. "And we still win almost a million on the Falcons. That's how few people bet them."
According to sports book William Hill, more people bet on New England to win the Super Bowl than any other team.