Sports Interaction opened its Puppy Bowl XI odds with Team Ruff set as a 3-point favorite over Team Fluff in the 3 p.m. ET matchup.
Last year, 13.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Puppy Bowl X before the Super Bowl and the event even featured appearances from USA President Barack Obama and the First Lady.
This year, Animal Planet will have three different “showings” of Puppy Bowl XI that puts Team Ruff against Team Fluff with the first kicking off a little after 3 p.m. ET.
Each showing may have different outcomes and MVPs, which will be decided by online voting. For betting purposes, Sports Interaction will use the first showing (3 p.m. game) to grade its odds. A total of 55 puppies between the ages of 12-21 weeks are in the starting lineup and points are awarded when a dog carries a toy into the end zone.
“Every year, we look to expand the delight of it all,” Melinda Toporoff, an Animal Planet executive producer for “Puppy Bowl” told reporters. “We’ve upped the absurdity of it all.”
We’re all for that, which is why Sports Interaction is also offering piñata odds on the first MVP of the first showing of Puppy Bowl XI. With the pinata betting option, a random pup is selected for you and if it wins the first MVP, you cash in a 50-1 wager.
And if you’d like to be more in control of your MVP picks, bet on which team will boast the game MVP – odds currently have Team Ruff at -133.