Iowa residents and visitors bet over $6.5 million on this month’s Super Bowl alone.
So there is certainly an appetite for the NFL in the Hawkeye State.
Helping matters is that Iowa is completely surrounded by rabid NFL fanbases.
There are the Vikings to the North.
The Packers to the Northeast.
The Chiefs to the South.
And the Bears to the East.
Midwestern monsters – Chiefs Packers Vikings Bears
Every state goes through NFL betting withdrawals this time of year. But it’s never too early to start looking at next season.
All of Iowa’s neighborhood NFL teams are expected to be contenders once again. Three of the four neighbors made the playoffs this past season with the lone exception being Chicago. The Bears, of course, did make the postseason in the season prior. So 2020 could certainly be a rebound year for Matt Nagy’s crew.
Here are the Super Bowl odds at top legal online sportsbooks for the aforementioned set of teams.
There’s always the XFL
Need a football fix right now? There’s always the XFL.
The lone Midwest representative of the XFL are the St. Louis BattleHawks, who are 9/1 to win the league championship right now at most sportsbooks.
The BattleHawks are currently 1-1 on the season after beating Dallas in Week 1 and falling to Houston in Week 2.
St. Louis hosts the New York Guardians this Sunday on ESPN (3 p.m.).