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.

New England Patriots Super Bowl 57 Odds at the Best Sportsbooks

SportsbookOdds To Win Super Bowl 57
DraftKings Massachusetts+5000
BetMGM Massachusetts+4000
Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts+4000

Where Can You Bet on the New England Patriots?

Massachusetts has yet to legalize sports betting, so bettors in Massachusetts will have to travel to one of several neighboring states to place a legal bet. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have both retail and online sports betting. 

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

DraftKings

DraftKings is available in New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. New users can enjoy a 20% first deposit bonus match up to $500.

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook is available in New Jersey and New York. the only online provider in Rhode Island. New users can enjoy a $1,500 risk-free first bet when they sign up for an account. 

FanDuel

FanDuel is available in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. When new users sign up, they can enjoy a risk-free bet with a $1,000 max value. 

Retail Sportsbooks

Massachusetts’ current three retail casinos — Plainridge Park Casino, Encore Boston Harbor, and MGM Springfield — will almost certainly have sportsbooks when sports betting is legal in Massachusetts.

Until then, here are some options in nearby states for Massachusetts residents.

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

For now, since sports betting is not yet legal in Massachusetts, bettors will have to travel to a neighboring state to bet.

As for how to bet, let’s say you live close to New Hampshire. To place a bet, you will want to cross the state border into New Hampshire and do the following:

  1. Download the DraftKings app, or another app, 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?

Odds for the New England Patriots 2022-2023DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGM
To Win the Division (AFC East)+500+400+400
To Win the Conference (AFC)+2500+2200+1800
To Win the Super Bowl+5000+4000+3500
Win Total (Over/Under)8.5 (-115/-105)8.5 (-115/-105)8.5 (-120/+100)

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.

      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. Although, when sports betting is legalized in Massachusetts, that would change.

              Where can I bet on the Super Bowl in Massachusetts?

              You cannot bet on the Super Bowl in Massachusetts. To place a bet on the Super Bowl, bettors will need to travel to a neighboring state where sports betting is legal. It’s legal in New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, for instance.

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

                BetMGM and FanDuel have the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl 57 odds at +4000. But these odds could change throughout the offseason and closer to kickoff. Pay attention to multiple different sportsbooks to make sure you get the most favorable odds when you place your bet.

                  Does DraftKings offer odds on the New England Patriots?

                  Yes, DraftKings carries odds on the New England Patriots, but DraftKings is not legal in Massachusetts. When sports betting becomes legal in Massachusetts, you can be sure DraftKings will be among the first operators to get a license. 

                  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.