Super Bowl Betting Odds & Picks: Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After one of the weirdest NFL seasons ever, we’re finally reaching the Super Bowl betting climax. On February 7, The Chiefs (16-2 SU, 8-10 ATS) will take on the Buccaneers (14-5 SU, 11-8 ATS) in the Super Bowl LV. And, we are surely in for a treat. This game may prove to be historic for many reasons. Tampa Bay will become the first team in SB history to play the big game on the home turf. The Chiefs could become the first franchise to win back-to-back in over 15 years. Tom Brady will appear in his 10th Super Bowl and look to win his 7th ring to cement his legendary status. On the other side is Patrick Mahomes, the one player who may have a shot at matching his legacy.
Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Betting Odds & Line Movement
The opening Super Bowl betting odds favored the Chiefs by 3.5. A bit of early action on the Bucs moved the line slightly to -3. The total was initially set at 56.5. But, it also dropped by half a point to 56. Tampa Bay and Kansas City combined for an average of 60.3 points this season.
Notes On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa’s identity at the start of the season was the one of a tough defensive team. However, they’re entering the Super Bowl as an offensive juggernaut. They scored at least 30 points in six straight games. Still, Brady’s 3 interceptions vs the Packers are a cause for concern. The Chiefs will certainly not provide that big margin for error. Also, a fair share of points in the previous two games came courtesy of defense. The defensive unit also managed to pressure Aaron Rodgers all night. They recorded 5 sacks and 8 hits. The bigger worry may be the secondary. This department features mostly young names, although they’ve improved over the season. However, in Week 12 Mahomes had a field day against them.
Tom Brady finished the regular season among the top 3 in passing yards. He was also top 5 in passes for touchdowns. If he limits turnovers, he could be in for a great game next week. Picking the right player among Brady’s receiving corp may be a bit of a crapshoot. Evans, Godwin, and Brown are all capable of having a big game. Still, Evans is probably the safest DFS pick. He’s been steadily getting the largest target share of the three. On the RB front, Leonard Fournette has taken over the primary role over banged-up Roland Jones. He’s averaging 5.7 yards per carry in the playoffs.
Notes On The Kansas City Chiefs
For Kansas City, everything revolves around Patrick Mahomes’ health. He reportedly entered the Conference Championship with an injured toe. It was supposed to limit his movement, but he still ended with 325 yards, 3 TDs, and no interceptions. With two weeks to rest and heal, we can expect him to be in full force. The main issue for the Chiefs is the state of their offensive line. Star left tackle Eric Fisher ended the season with an ACL injury on Sunday. Offensive linemen Andrew Wylie and Mike Remmers are also doubtful.
There’s no need to make a special case for Patric Mahomes, fantasy-wise. Leaving him out of the DFS lineup could come back to bite you hard. Depending on the ownership numbers, both Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill could also be excellent captain picks. RB Darrel Williams may be a perfect value pick. He outcarried Clyde Edwards-Helairealst week 13-to-6. In addition, the rookie RB is nursing an ankle injury.
Super Bowl Betting Prediction & Pick Kansas City Chiefs
It’s tough to bet against Brady in a big Super Bowl betting game, but the Chiefs are simply too good. Tampa Bay won only once against teams with winning records in the regular season. And their playoff games could have easily gone the other way. If they weren’t playing in Tampa, the spread would probably be higher. Still, the home stadium won’t be as much of an advantage as it seems. The number of fans will be limited. Also, plenty of available tickets will be handed out by the NFL.