Super Bowl LV: How The Final Two Teams Can Cover The Spread
Records will be broken this weekend, and Bruce Arians is one of the names the come up in the same sentence as that. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach is in the running to become the oldest head coach to win the Super Bowl. At 68-years old, he can break the current record held by Bill Belichick, who was 66 when he grabbed the Super Bowl LIII title with the Patriots and candidate for Super Bowl LV MVP odds, Tom Brady. The only one standing between him and that title is Kansas City head coach Andy Reid, who is 1-1 in his last two Super Bowl appearances.
The 55th installment of the Super Bowl is set to be televised on CBS at 6:30 p.m. ET. Kansas City is the clear favorite to win the match in the latest Chiefs vs Buccaneers odds listed on William Hill, with the over-under for total points scored is 56.5. Before locking in your picks, SportsLine senior analyst and expert on Kansas City, Larry Hartstein, shares his thoughts on the bout. He holds a 16-3 record on his last 19 spread picks that featured Kansas City.
How the Chiefs can cover
Reid is a master strategist who hides plenty of tricks up his sleeve. For one, they have an athletic defensive team that can lock in on Tampa Bay’s deep passes–a tactic that Tom Brady enforced as they led the regular season and 2021 NFL playoffs in the percentage of pass attempts for at least 20 yards downfield.
Furthermore, Kansas City has the most interceptions in the league at eight on deep throws and allowed the seventh-lowest passer rating of 63.6 on those attempts.
How the Buccaneers can cover
At the other end of the spectrum, we have Chris Godwin and his hot hands. The fourth-year receiver has five receiving touchdowns in his previous six appearances for the Buccaneers. Early on in the season, he recorded three receiving touchdowns in his first nine games. He also logged 223 receiving yards just in the 2021 NFL playoffs alone, making it a single postseason record for the franchise.
Another way the Buccaneers can cover and win the Super Bowl LV is through the defense. They have scored 41 points off seven turnovers, lining up in third place with most post scored by any NFL team off turnovers in the playoffs since 1993.
Locking in your Buccaneers vs Chiefs pick
Ultimately, Hartstein’s knowledge of both teams draws him closer to an over on the total pick. So, all there is left to do is find a Bitcoin sportsbook that compliments your prediction and houses the best NFL odds before the match begins.