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Which US Sports Teams Are the Best to Bet On?

| December 18, 2020 10:59 am PDT
6 Best US Sports Teams to Bet On

During Tom Brady’s nearly 20-year tenure in New England, the Patriots covered the spread nearly 60% of the time – by far the most of any team in the National Football League.

Over TB12’s final seven seasons in Foxborough, the Pats were a reliable 42-21-3 ATS at Gillette Stadium. That means being on the right side of your sports wagers two-thirds of the time.

Essentially, blindly backing the Patriots during the Tom Brady era was a profitable decision for sports gamblers – especially when the games were being played in New England. With that being said, the magic behind betting on the Pats has vanished into thin air now that Brady is in Tampa Bay.

Staying in the present, let’s zero in on the best US sports teams to bet on.

Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

Forget about all of those years Milwaukee spent being a substandard NBA franchise. The Bucks are now really good, they’re fun to watch, and they can help you put money into your pocket.

Led by the back-to-back NBA MVP who just inked a massive $228 million extension, I’ll give you a quick summary of why the Bucks are one of the top US sports teams for betting on.

  • +8.8 point differential in 2018-19 (led the NBA)
  • +10.0 point differential in 2019-20 (led the NBA)
  • 100-75-5 ATS since 2018 (led the NBA)

Did I mention this squad led the NBA in scoring in each of the past two years, dropping more than 118 points per contest in each?

Jon Horst fulfilled his promise to Giannis and boosted the Milwaukee Bucks roster in 2020-21, so here’s my best advice.

Keep betting your money on Bucks throughout 2021.

Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

As long as Patrick Mahomes is under center in Kansas City, I’m actively exploring ways to bet money on the Chiefs. Watching Mahomes play football is pure entertainment, so that’s motivation right there. However, it’s also been a profitable gambling endeavor.

Since taking over as the starting quarterback at the start of 2018, KC entered Week 15 of the 2020 NFL Season with a 29-19-2 mark against the spread. That’s tops in the NFL.

Worth noting, the Chiefs had to start Matt Moore a couple of times in 2019 when Mahomes was nursing a knee injury. Accounting for the games Patrick has started, Kansas City has covered 60.9% of the time (28-18-2).

What makes betting on KC specifically exciting is their uncanny ability to light up the scoreboard in bunches.

Frankly, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen this team score 28+ unanswered points.

One of the top US sports teams to bet on? No doubt.

Alabama Crimson Tide, College Football

Nick Saban is the best college football coach in America, and the Crimson Tide consistently brings in one of the top recruiting classes each year. It’s no surprise the University of Alabama has a regular date in the College Football Playoff.

On top of that, the Tide are a great team to wager cash on.

Since 2007 when Saban was hired, Bama has not only won the vast majority of their games – they’ve covered the spread more than 55% of the time. While that number may not jump out at first glance, it’s significant enough for you to come out steadily “in the black.”

Interestingly enough, targeting Alabama on the road during the Nick Saban regime has produced a win rate of 59.3%.

As the football factory in Tuscaloosa continues to churn out first-round draft picks, nothing suggests that betting on the Tide isn’t a good idea. Everything about this program is top-notch.

San Diego State Aztecs, College Basketball

Being an alum of SDSU makes me bias toward the Aztecs, but the numbers don’t lie.

Since Brian Dutcher grabbed the reigns from Steve Fisher in 2017, the San Diego State men’s basketball team has routinely been in the national spotlight – most notably for being 30-2 when the 2020 season was paused.

On that note, have you been taking advantage of the “bad lines” associated with this team?

Carrying a career ATS record of 61-38-0 (61.6%), Brian Dutcher and the Aztecs aren’t getting enough respect from the top betting sites.

For example, SDSU opened the 2020 campaign as a three-point dog against UCLA and proceeded to smash the Bruins by 15. Traveling to Tempe was supposed to be another hard test as the line closed at ASU -2, and what happened?

The well-coached bunch from San Diego State dominated the game from start to finish and coasted to an easy 12-point victory.

Chicago White Sox, MLB

According to ATS numbers in 2020, the Chi Sox are one of the best US sports teams to wager your money on. Nobody covered the run line more often in 2020 than the White Sox, and there’s reason to believe the club will be even stronger in 2021.

Hiring Tony La Russa raised eyebrows around the MLB for a good reason, but the bottom line this roster is loaded with talent. Adding Lance Lynn to the mix helps shore up what was an already solid pitching staff, and you won’t find a single weak link across the entire diamond.

Thanks to emerging stars like Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez, along with locking up reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu, the White Sox aren’t going anywhere for a while.

Los Angeles Rams, NFL

All 32 teams in the NFL experience roster turnover to some degree (some more than others) – that’s just the nature of the beast. Nevertheless, when a trustworthy coach is in place for the long haul, betting on a team can become a bit more predictable.

Enter the Los Angeles Rams – guided by Sean McVay since 2017.

Thanks to a playbook littered with gadget plays and a gifted supporting cast, this offensive guru is turning the Rams into a juggernaut. In terms of betting on Los Angeles during the Sean McVay era, here’s some data to fall back on.

Rams ATS Numbers Since 2017 – By the Numbers
Situation Record ATS
Following a Loss 12-6-1
As a Road Underdog 7-2
Conference Games 28-20
Division Games 13-8-1
W/ Rest Advantage 9-3

Know that the Rams have covered the spread in at least 50% of their games every year since Sean McVay arrived. This dude is a flat-out winner.

Final Thoughts

It’s getting harder and harder to beat the spread. Rather than fire away aimlessly or just bet on the teams you root for, I recommend pursuing the best US sports teams to bet on.

You always have to put some thought into choosing your real money wagers when betting on sports. Few, if any, teams are a good bet every single time they play.

But there are definitely some teams that are more likely to win you money in the long run than not. I’ve highlighted six of them for you here. There are others, too, so it’s worth spending some time trying to identify them.

Remember, had you wagered money on the Patriots for every game that Tom Brady started, you’d be way ahead.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

Michael's a Las Vegas native and has been with the company since 2017.

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