Now that we have the final two teams locked in for the biggest NFL event on February 7, we can start looking at the Super Bowl LV odds separating the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The latter will be playing the match in their home stadium, which alone can affect the numbers between both teams. The matchup features young vs old. By that, we mean Patrick Mahomes facing one of the all-time greats in the sport, Tom Brady.
Tom Brady and company are seen as the Super Bowl underdogs, but we can’t discount the fact that they just pulled off an upset against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship, closing out the match 31-26. Meanwhile, the Chiefs covered a three-point spread when they faced the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship with a 38-24 scoreline.
So what can we expect from the match? If you how Bitcoin sportsbooks and odds operate, you know that it’s best to get your bets in early as the lines can start to become unfavorable towards the start of the event.
Here’s a look at the odds and predictions as it stands:
Chiefs vs Buccaneers
- Moneyline: Buccaneers +145, Chiefs -165
- Total: O/U 57
- Spread: Chiefs -3
The last time these two teams faced each other was about 12 weeks ago in Tampa, with the Chiefs coming out on top 27-24. Kansas City took off with a huge 17-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Bucs reeled the Chiefs in slowly but surely to get back in the game. Tampa Bay scored 14 unanswered points late in the game. However, Kansas City was able to run the clock out and take the W home.
Our prediction puts a 55 percent chance on the Chiefs as favorites with an average score of 28-26. But despite that, there’s a big chance that they won’t cover the spread at most Bitcoin sportsbooks. It’s difficult to bet against Kansas at this point, but they can surprise everyone with a win together with lucrative returns. As for the 57-point total, that can get more complicated since the Buccaneers and Packers combined for 57 points in the 2021 NFL Conference Championships while the Bills and Chiefs had 62. Ultimately, there’s still a huge possibility that the numbers can go over the abovementioned total.