Best Sportsbooks for Betting on the Patriots

For most of the past two decades, the New England Patriots have been one of the best bets in the NFL. They won at least 10 games every season from 2003-19, the division from 2009-19, and the Super Bowl three times from 2014-18. 

But now that Tom Brady is gone, they are not a sure thing anymore. A tepid 2022-23 season left the Patriots out of the playoff picture. The Patriots were far from the worst in the NFC, finishing ninth in the conference with a record of 8-9. But in a conference crowded with exceptional teams—the Chiefs, Bills, and Bengals, to name a few—tepid isn’t good enough to get the postseason waters boiling. 

Looking Ahead To The Patriots’ 2023-24 Season

Without Tom Brady, the Patriots ambled through the season, nabbing a handful of wins and suffering some tough losses. Going into the 2023-24 season, there are two key things to watch: Quarterback chatter and the 2023 NFL draft.

Patriots QB Uncertainty

Mac Jones played most of the 2022-23 season behind center for the Patriots. It was a fine showing, full of ups and downs. During the 2022-23 postseason, though, the Patriots became the subject of much speculation. It seems New England is in the market for a star player to fill the Brady-sized hole created in 2019. On the other hand, the Patriots do seem open to building a roster to support Mac Jones, so whether a new player unseats Jones remains to be seen. There’s been talk of a potential Brady return, but most expect him to go elsewhere (perhaps the Raiders). Lamar Jackson’s free agency and lack of a big contract looms in Baltimore, so there’s been rumor of a potential jump to Boston Harbor for the speedster QB. Expect the chatter to rise to a fever-pitch this offseason.

Patriots 2023 NFL Draft Prospects

Second, the Patriots have a draft pick to consider. New England has the 14th overall pick in the 2023 draft. That pick is too hard to predict outright. IT could be a straight up asset-acquisition, though at which position is up in the air. It’s equally likely the Patriots will trade their pick to snag a new weapon: perhaps a receiver to build chemistry with Jones or someone to bolster the O-line.

The only thing we do know is the Patriots will wheel and deal this offseason to prepare the team for the 2023-24 season. When more concrete information becomes available, we’ll update this page to reflect it.

Where Can You Bet on the New England Patriots?

Massachusetts sports betting is finally on its way. Retail sportsbooks are launching at the end of January, with online sportsbooks to follow in March 2023.

In the meantime, bettors in Massachusetts can travel to one of several neighboring states to place a legal bet. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut all have both retail and online sports betting. 

Let’s take a look at some of the online sports betting options coming to Massachusetts.

DraftKings

DraftKings has yet to be approved for its Massachusetts license. However, it’s practically guaranteed to receive one, considering it’s based in Boston. 

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook will launch a retail sportsbook in Massachusetts in partnership with Encore Boston Harbor. An online sportsbook from Caesars will follow in March. 

FanDuel

FanDuel is awaiting approval of its Massachusetts license. FanDuel is typically one of the rest to market in a new legal state, so we expect the operator to be approved ahead of March. 

BetMGM

BetMGM has been approved for both retail and online sports betting license in Massachusetts. The retail sportsbook will go live at MGM Springfield, while the mobile betting platform will launch in March.

WynnBET

WynnBET, like Caesars, is partnered with Encore Boston Harbor. Expect an online sportsbook to go live in March once the state authorizes betting sites to go live.

Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool has a retail and online license through its partnership with Plainridge Park Casino.

Fanatics

Fanatics is Plainridge Park’s other partner and plans to launch sports betting in Massachusetts when allowed.

Other Operators

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans to review applications for the following licenses in January 2023:

  • Bally’s Interactive
  • FanDuel
  • Betr Holdings
  • DraftKings
  • Digital Gaming Corporation USA
  • PointsBet Massachusetts

Retail Sportsbooks

Massachusetts’ current three retail casinos — Plainridge Park Casino, Encore Boston Harbor, and MGM Springfield — plan to launch retail sportsbooks, which will be allowed to open in January 2023. The location’s partners are as follows:

  • Encore Boston Harbor: WynnBET and Caesars
  • MGM Springfield: BetMGM
  • Plainridge Park Casino: Barstool and Fanatics

Nearby States With Retail Sportsbooks

Connecticut Casinos with Sportsbooks

  • Foxwoods Resort Casino 
  • Mohegan Sun

New York Casinos with Sportsbooks

  • Resort World Catskills
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
  • Del Lago Resort and Casino
  • Point Place Casino
  • Rivers Casino
  • Tioga Downs
  • Turning Stone Resort and Casino
  • Yellow Brick Road Casino

Rhode Island Casinos with Sportsbooks

  • Twin River Casino Hotel
  • Tiverton Casino

New Jersey Casinos with Sportsbooks

  • Borgata Casino
  • Monmouth Park
  • Ocean Resort
  • Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment
  • Harrah’s Resort
  • Golden Nugget
  • Resorts Casino
  • Tropicana Atlantic City
  • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
  • Freehold Raceway
  • Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino

How To Bet on the New England Patriots in Massachusetts

Massachusetts bettors will soon be able to place sports bets at retail locations. A few months later, online sportsbooks will launch. 

To place a bet at a retail sportsbook, you’ll need to bring proof of your age and identity. Then you’ll be able to place bets at the counter or the kiosks at the retail sportsbook.

As for how to bet online once MA sports betting apps are live, you will want to do the following:

  1. Download your preferred sportsbook app or apps from the appropriate app store for your device.
  2. Register for a new account and be sure to claim the welcome bonus.
  3. Make your first deposit.
  4. Navigate to the page where the market you are interested in is located.
  5. Click on the market and enter the amount you wish to risk in the betting slip.
  6. Once you are ready, click “place bet” to officially place your bet.

What Kinds of Bets Can Be Placed on the New England Patriots?

Patriots Bets For 2023

As of this writing, we’re still in the thick of the 2022-23 NFL postseason. That means bets for the 2023-24 season have yet to be released. However, you can bet on things such as 2023 draft picks.

Once the Patriots schedule is out and sportsbooks set odds, there will be a whole bunch of wagers available to Massachusetts bettors. 

Standard Bet Types

Fans of the New England Patriots can put money down on their favorite team in several different ways. There is the betting line, of course — the odds for each game during the season. Sportsbooks will also typically have a wide, varied selection of prop bets along with many different futures markets.

Bettors can combine several game-related wagers into one bet called a parlay. Each leg will be a single bet on something like the moneyline, total, or point spread for a game. But if you lose just one leg of the bet, then you lose the entire bet. However, to make up for the increased level of risk, the potential payout is exponentially higher as you add more legs.

For games, sportsbooks will post the betting line, which has the point spread, moneyline, and total (Over/Under):

  • Point spread: The spread is what oddsmakers predict the margin of victory will be. For the favorite, the spread is listed as a negative number and subtracted from the team’s final score. If that team still has a higher point total than the underdog, you win your bet. For the underdog, the spread is listed as a positive number and added to the team’s final score. If the underdog’s point total is higher once the spread is applied, you win your bet.
  • Moneyline: If you want to bet on one team to win straight up, bet the moneyline. You can win more if you bet on underdogs and they win. And when you bet on the favorite, you win less. The moneyline for each team will be a three-digit number and either + (underdog) or – (favorite). When you bet on the underdog, the number is how much you win on a $100 bet. When you bet on the favorite, that number is how much you have to bet in order to win $100.
  • Total (Over/Under): The total, otherwise referred to as the Over/Under, is a way you can bet on a game without having to pick a winner. Instead, you bet on whether the combined final score will be over or under a given number.

    What Is an NFL Futures Bet?

    Futures bets are wagers bettors can make on the outcome of an event in the future, like the Super Bowl, division winners, award winners, win totals, make/miss playoffs, etc. Sportsbooks will often post the opening lines for futures bets once the outcome of the current season’s bet is decided. 

    For example, sportsbooks had the opening odds for Super Bowl 57 shortly after Super Bowl 56 ended.

    However, it is important to keep in mind that the odds for futures are subject to change throughout the offseason and into the regular season and playoffs.

    You can place futures bets as long as odds are posted and as long as they are live.

    How To Place Prop Bets on the New England Patriots

    Proposition bets, also known as prop bets, are bets fans can make on aspects of a game other than the outcome. Some of the most common are benchmarks for individual performance for particular players, or for different team-related benchmarks. 

    But they can also be things like Super Bowl MVP, whether a team will go 17-0 or 0-17, or who a rookie quarterback is going to throw his first touchdown pass to.

    Some of the most well-known prop bets are the ones listed for the Super Bowl, such as length of the national anthem, the coin flip, first score, first touchdown scorer, quarterback passing yards in first half, etc. The following is one offered prior to Super Bowl LV:

    • Will the Anthem Singer Forget/Omit a Word during the US National Anthem?
      • Yes +1200
      • No -5000  

    How NFL Betting Odds Are Calculated

    Most oddsmakers will use a combination of various algorithms, advanced mathematics, and every piece of relevant data on the teams involved to create odds. Once the opening line gets set, odds will change according to how the public is betting, because of new information about either team, weather conditions, injuries, etc.  

    This was the betting line for the New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans game in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season:

    Point SpreadMoneylineTotal (over/under)
    New England Patriots-7.5 (-112)-40038.5 (-115)
    Houston Texans+7.5 (-108)+31538.5 (-105)

    If you decided to take the Patriots against the spread, they would need to beat Houston by at least eight points for you to win the bet. It would take a bet of $112 to win $100. But if you took the moneyline instead, it would take a bet of $400 to win $100. However, if you took the Texans against the moneyline and they won, a $100 bet will win you $315.

    Should the two teams have combined for 39 points or more, you would need to bet $115 to win $100. But if you took the under and they combined for 38 points or less, you would need to bet $105 to win $100. 

    How’d that game go? The Patriots won 25-22.

    How To Bet on the Super Bowl in Massachusetts

      How you can bet on the Super Bowl in Massachusetts depends on the time of year you want to place a bet.

      First, you will have to travel to one of the neighboring states where sports betting is currently legal. Other than the two weeks prior to the Super Bowl, you can only place a futures bet on a team to win the big game.

      But once the conference title games are over and the opening line is set, you can bet via the point spread, moneyline, or total. Prop bets will often be posted during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Bettors can put money on them up until kickoff.

      Bettors in any state can put money on the game regardless of who plays.

      Massachusetts retail sportsbooks might be open in time to take Super Bowl bets, but online sportsbooks aren’t expected until MArch. Online bettors will need to wait until the 2023-24 season to place mobile bets.

      New England Patriots Sports Betting FAQs

        How popular is betting on the New England Patriots? 

        For most of the past two decades, the New England Patriots have been one of the more popular and safest bets in football. But ever since Tom Brady left, the team is not as good as it has been. Consequently, they are not nearly as popular to bet on.

          What is the closest sportsbook to the New England Patriots' stadium? 

          The closest retail sportsbook to Gillette Stadium is located at the Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. It is roughly a 30-minute drive (approximately 26 miles).

            Do the New England Patriots have any partnerships with a sportsbook? 

            No, the New England Patriots do not have a partnership with a sportsbook. As of now, MA sportsbooks are partnered with retail casinos in the state. That could change though, and we expect the Patriots to partner with one or more sportsbooks in the near future. 

              Where can I bet on the Super Bowl in Massachusetts?

              You will be able to bet on the Super Bowl in Massachusetts once the state’s retail sportsbooks open. Online sportsbooks are expected in March 2023, so online bettors won’t be able to bet on the big game until next season. 

                Which sportsbook has the best odds on the New England Patriots?

                Right now, there are no odds for the Patriots at major sportsbooks because the team did not make the playoffs. However, odds will spring up as the 2023-24 season nears.

                Does DraftKings offer odds on the New England Patriots?

                Yes, DraftKings carries odds on the New England Patriots.

                About the Author

                Travis Pulver

                Travis Pulver is a lifelong football fan, something he says comes naturally having been born in the football-crazy state of Texas. Through the years, his love of sports has extended into baseball, basketball, golf, and rugby. Life currently finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.