Happy New Year! 2021 Sports Betting Superlatives

Written By FairwayJay on December 31, 2021
2021 sports betting

As 2021 comes to a close and we move on to 2022, DraftKings Sportsbook has provided TheLines with some data and top insights from 2021 sports betting.

DraftKings online sports betting is now available in 14 states. The information below includes highlights of the most bet teams, players and sports betting handle (total amount of money wagered on a bet).

Also included are the biggest upsets in each sport and popular prop bets. With the NFL Playoffs approaching to kick off 2022, you’ll note the biggest bets and most money bet on Super Bowl futures.

Before we ring in the new year, let’s take a look back at 2021 sports betting at DK.

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Most Bet Teams By Handle

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Phoenix Suns
  4. Brooklyn Nets
  5. Green Bay Packers

Most Bet Teams By Ticket Count

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Buffalo Bills
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers

Most Bet Athletes and Players by Handle

  1. Conor McGregor
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  4. Nikola Jokic
  5. Dustin Poirier

Most Bet Athletes and Players by Ticket Count

  1. Nikola Jokic
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  3. Jonathan Taylor
  4. Luka Doncic
  5. Conor McGregor

Most Bet Games by Handle

  1. Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Feb. 7)
  2. Tom Brady’s Return: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots (Oct. 3)
  3. AFC Championship: Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 24)
  4. NFC Championship: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers (Jan. 24)
  5. Sunday Night Football Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs vs Baltimore Ravens (Sept. 19)

Most Bet Games by Ticket Count

  1. Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Feb. 7)
  2. Tom Brady’s Return: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots (Oct. 3)
  3. NFC Championship: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers (Jan. 24)
  4. AFC Championship: Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 24)
  5. NFL Playoffs: Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 17)

Players Who Won Most Money for Bettors

  1. Mike Evans
  2. Stefon Diggs
  3. Davante Adams
  4. Jonathan Taylor
  5. Leonard Fournette

Players Who Lost Most Money for Bettors

  1. Travis Kelce
  2. Ezekiel Elliott
  3. Lamar Jackson
  4. Tyreek Hill
  5. Christian McCaffrey

Teams that Won Most Money for Bettors

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. Phoenix Suns
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Brooklyn Nets

Teams that Lost Most Money for Bettors

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Buffalo Bills
  5. Clemson Tigers (CFB)

Biggest Moneyline Upsets by Sport

  1. NFL (Nov. 7) – Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars (+850)
  2. NBA (Nov. 4) – Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers: Thunder (+900)
  3. NHL (Dec. 12) – Nashville Predators at New York Rangers: Predators (+450)
  4. MLB (July 9) – Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: Diamondbacks (+350)
  5. CBB (Dec. 6) – Texas Southern at Florida: Texas Southern (+1600)
  6. CFB (Nov. 13) – Kansas at Texas: Kansas (+2500)

Most Bet on Props

  1. Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks (June 27) – Giannis Antetokounmpo To Record a Double Double: -650 Boosted to +100
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (Nov. 14) – Jonathan Taylor Anytime TD Scorer: -175
  3. Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns (Nov. 21) – Nick Chubb Anytime TD Scorer: -165
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (Dec. 5) – Leonard Fournette Anytime TD Scorer: -165
  5. Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (Dec. 12) – Tyreek Hill Anytime TD Scorer: -135

Longest Odds Winners

  1. Pac-12 Basketball (March 12) – Oregon State Beavers Conference Winner: +100000
  2. US Open Golf (June 20) – Russell Henley Leader After Round 2: +56225
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins (April 3) – Correct Score 5-7: +55000
  4. Race Hungarian Grand Prix (April 3) – Esteban Ocon to Win: +50000
  5. Big East Basketball (March 12) – Georgetown Conference Winner: +50000

Biggest Payouts

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Feb. 7 Super Bowl)
  2. Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 9) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 24) – Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 26) – Green Bay Packers
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (Jan. 17) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Longest Parlay Payout

No winning parlay among 2021 sports betting tickets at DK had longer odds than this one. A $2 wager to win $85,652 at +4282500 odds. The four legs of the parlay were:

  1. Mike Evans to score the 1st TD & Buccaneers to win (+2200) – Tampa Bay at New Orleans (Jan. 17)
  2. Patrick Mahomes to score the 1st TD & Chiefs to win (+1800) – Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 17)
  3. Stefon Diggs to score the 1st TD & Bills to win (+1300) – Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills (Jan. 16)
  4. Davante Adams to score the 1st TD & Packers to win (+600) – Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers (Jan. 16)

 

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