The start of the 2023 NFL season is still a few months away, but BetMGM has already released early Week 1 trends.
And the New England Patriots are so far one of the most bet-on teams across the country.
Specifically, bettors are using BetMGM Sportsbook to take the Patriots +4.5 and the Over in New England’s Week 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Massachusetts online sports betting launched in March, and BetMGM is one of seven betting apps currently available in the Bay State. An eighth, Fanatics Sportsbook, has launched its beta product in MA.
Patriots Week 1 matchup vs. Eagles
The New England Patriots begin their season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 10. As the reigning NFC Champions, it’s not a surprise to see the Eagles favored by a handful of points.
Oddsmakers have the Eagles favored by 4.5 points, but BetMGM bettors are all over the Patriots odds with the spread at +4.5.
More specifically, 60% of bets and 71% of the handle are on Patriots +4.5.
Bettors are also loving the Over.
The total for the game is 46.5 on BetMGM, and 90% of bets are on the Over. In addition, the over has garnered 88% of the handle.
According to a BetMGM spokesperson, Patriots vs. Lions has received the second-most Over tickets in the NFL. Only the Chiefs vs. Lions game has received more Over tickets. The total for that game is listed at 53.5.
Patriots not favored in many games this year
In fact, the Patriots are favored in just four games on their schedule this season.
The 4.5-point Week 1 spread against the Eagles is the second-biggest spread New England faces as an underdog this season. It’s a 5.5-point underdog in Buffalo in Week 17. It’s also a 5-point favorite against the Colts in Week 10.
BetMGM NFL Highlights: Week 1
Here is a closer look at some Week 1 information for BetMGM Massachusetts bettors to consider:
Most bet games (tickets)
- Chiefs vs. Lions
- Bengals vs. Browns
- 49ers vs. Steelers
Most bet teams (tickets)
- Lions +6.5
- Steelers +3
- Bengals -2.5
Most bet teams (handle)
- Lions +6.5
- Steelers +3
- Ravens -9.5
Most bet Overs (tickets)
- Chiefs vs. Lions – 53.5
- Eagles vs. Patriots – 46.5
- Dolphins vs. Chargers – 49.5
Most bet Unders (tickets)
- Packers vs. Bears – 44.5
- Cardinals vs. Commanders – 40.5
- Bengals vs. Browns – 47.5
As the NFL season rapidly draws near, operators will start to trickle out their Massachusetts sportsbook bonuses involving the Patriots. So bettors looking to take advantage of bonus bets to start the NFL season will want to keep an eye out for those.