The second has lastly come: Tremendous Bowl LV is right here. It’s going to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking part in a uncommon dwelling sport as they tackle the defending champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs with the winner hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. For the Buccaneers, they discover themselves again at Raymond James Stadium after profitable three highway playoff video games in a row, together with a victory within the NFC title sport in opposition to MVP winner Aaron Rodgers and his Inexperienced Bay Packers at Lambeau Area. As for the Chiefs, they took down arguably the most well liked workforce in soccer within the Buffalo Payments within the AFC Championship Sport and are actually seeking to change into the primary workforce because the 2003-04 Patriots to win back-to-back titles.
Right here, we’ll dive into all of the completely different betting angles that this sport has to supply and inform you our consultants’ take from a playing scope. We’ll additionally get an help from our associates over at SportsLine, who’ve put collectively a incredible and in-depth information to all of the Tremendous Bowl LV participant props. We are going to spotlight just a few under, however try the complete 26-page information right here.
Are you prepared for Tremendous Bowl LV? Extra importantly, are you able to make some cash? Let’s get after it.
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The right way to watch
Date: Sunday, Feb. 7 | Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
TV: CBS | Stream: CBS Sports activities App
Chiefs at Buccaneers unfold picks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
“For many of this season, this Kansas Metropolis workforce did not look as dominant because it did final 12 months. However the Chiefs amped it up massive time in opposition to the Payments. When Patrick Mahomes is cooking, they’re nearly unimaginable to cease. We all know the Bucs and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles like to blitz, however that is suicide in opposition to Mahomes, who’s the very best within the league in opposition to the blitz. Accidents to each beginning tackles for the Chiefs might imply much less blitzing is required, however I nonetheless suppose the Bucs will likely be true to who they’re, which is an assault protection. That might and will imply plenty of massive performs. — Pete Prisco on how Kansas Metropolis edges out a 35-30 win over the Bucs.
“The one factor extra spectacular than Andy Reid off the bye is Patrick Mahomes off the bye. In his profession as a starter, not solely is Mahomes 7-0 coming off a bye, however the Chiefs have averaged 35.7 factors per sport in these seven wins. In Mahomes’ profession, the Chiefs have additionally averaged 33.3 factors per sport when taking part in a workforce for the second time throughout a season. I believe what I am attempting to say right here is that the Chiefs are going to attain plenty of factors and I am unsure the Buccaneers are going to have the ability to sustain. The Chiefs have an opportunity to change into the NFL‘s first repeat champion in 16 years and I believe they are going to pull it off. ” — John Breech, who’s 16-2 selecting Chiefs video games this 12 months — on why he likes them by a landing in opposition to Tampa Bay.
In his daring predictions piece for Tremendous Bowl LV, CBS Sports activities’ Cody Benjamin has Tom Brady and Mahomes combining for 800 (!) yards and 6 landing passes. To learn the remainder of Cody’s daring predictions (plus a prediction for this sport), click on right here.
“Whereas the uncommon home-field benefit ought to assist the Bucs, additionally they have just a few intriguing traits leaning their manner. Groups coming into the Tremendous Bowl with a worse document than their opponent have received 10 of the previous 12 video games. Tampa Bay went 11-5 over the common season whereas Ok.C. claimed the No. 1 seed within the AFC at 14-2. The Chiefs had a tremendously profitable season by way of their precise document, however they went 8-10 ATS, which is presently tied for the second-worst cowl share coming into the Tremendous Bowl. Groups who’ve beforehand entered the Tremendous Bowl a number of video games under .500 ATS misplaced (1997 Packers, 1979 Rams). ” — Tyler Sullivan explains why he likes the Buccaneers to edge out a 33-27 victory.
SportsLine’s legendary handicapper Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg enters Tremendous Bowl LV on a 51-34 document on his NFL greatest bets over the previous year-and-a-half. For this matchup, he has three greatest bets that he’s coveting, together with the “big issue” why the Chiefs won’t win this sport. To seek out out what that’s alongside along with his different greatest bets for Tremendous Bowl LV, head on over the SportsLine.
Chiefs at Buccaneers complete picks
“The over/below has dropped a full level from the 57 factors it opened at. Each of those offenses have the potential to place up factors in a rush, however I am not so positive that may occur come Sunday. Curiously sufficient, the entire was additionally 56 factors the primary time these groups met, but they mixed for simply 51 factors. Six of the previous seven Tremendous Bowls with a complete of 50-plus factors have stayed below relationship to 2001, and with dangerous climate within the forecast, it is laborious for me to not lean towards the below.” — Jordan Dajani on why he is leaning towards the Beneath for this matchup. To learn who he likes on this matchup, click on right here.
Greatest prop picks
- Patrick Mahomes complete passing yards: Beneath 327.5 (-115). Mahomes has topped 330 yards in simply seven of his 17 video games this season and has gone below that complete in 4 straight, together with each postseason video games. He hasn’t thrown for greater than 325 yards in any of his seven profession postseason video games.
- Travis Kelce anytime landing: Sure (-162). Kelce scores a landing in 70% of our simulations, and with a worth of -162 needing a participant to have a 62% likelihood of scoring a landing, the Sure is a high quality worth play.
- Chris Godwin complete receiving yards: Beneath 71.5 (-110). Our projections have a slight lean on the Beneath on this prop with a projected complete of 66 yards. Antonio Brown’s absence within the NFC Championship Sport allowed Godwin to prime 100 yards for simply the second time all season.
- Tom Brady complete passing yards: Beneath 296.5 (-115). Brady is anticipated to battle some in opposition to a Chiefs go rush that seemed nice within the AFC Championship Sport win over the Payments. He threw for nicely over 300 yards in 4 straight video games heading into the divisional-round matchup in opposition to the Saints however hasn’t reached that mark in both of his previous two.