- The Kansas City Chiefs are favored to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by three or three and a half points in Super Bowl LV.
- The AFC team has won and covered five of the last six Super Bowls.
- The O/U for Super Bowl LV is set at 56 points.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Super Bowl LV matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has become one of the most intriguing championship games in recent memory.
Super Bowl 55 will be historic in many ways and for NFL bettors this is their last chance to cash in on what has been a season unlike any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chiefs are favored to beat the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl by three points at Bovada but no matter what team you’re betting on there are a wide range of outcomes that could happen.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds – @ 6:30 p.m. EST
- Spread: Chiefs (-3)
- Moneyline: Chiefs (-160) vs. Buccaneers (+140)
- O/U: 56
There is a sea of Super Bowl LV betting odds to bet on but knowing some of the latest betting trends for both teams can help give bettors an edge in winning against the sportsbook. If betting on the Super Bowl in any capacity on Sunday these are the five trends you must know.
Victory Favors Those Who Wear White
The team that wears their white home jersey has won 81% of the Super Bowls in the last 16 years. The Buccaneers not only will be hosting the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, but they will also be wearing their white jerseys which means they could be in line to bring the franchise its second Lombardi Trophy according to this trend.
In the last 16 years, 81% of teams wearing their white home jersey have won and this will be a trend that should make some Chiefs bettors second guess where they will be putting their money down.
But let’s keep it going. Time to make it three in a row.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 28, 2021
It is worth noting, however, that during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only Super Bowl in Franchise history came when they wore their red jerseys.
Recent SB Winners Win By More Than Expected
The Favorite has won and covered the last two Super Bowls. Bettors don’t have to look far back to see the relation between the last two Super Bowls and SB 55 as the last two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl (Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady) will both be in action.
Mahomes and the Chiefs are favored which means they find themselves on the right side of this betting trend. The favorite has won and covered the last two Super Bowls and if this trend is true the Chiefs will be the first team since the New England Patriots in 2003-2004 to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
The AFC Has Dominated The Super Bowl
The team representing the AFC has won and covered five of the last six Super Bowls. Teams representing the AFC in the Super Bowl have found success in the big game as they’ve won and covered five of the last six Super Bowls.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have accounted for three of those five victories but now that Brady is with the Buccaneers in the NFC, it doesn’t mean his good fortunes in the Super Bowl switched conferences with him.
The Chiefs Have Coved Tight Spreads This Season
The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS this season when the line is between +3.5 and -3.5. The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most dominant teams in the NFL since Patrick Mahomes was named the full-time starter.
In games this season where the Chiefs are expected to be in a close game they’ve come out victorious every time. In each of these games, the Chiefs beat a team that made the playoffs one of which is the team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which they will be playing on Sunday. The other teams they defeated include the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, and New Orleans Saints.
Will It Be The Over or Under?
The points total throughout the history of the Super Bowl is even as there have been 26 times where the Over has hit and 26 times where the Under has hit. The last twenty Super Bowls point totals outcomes don’t help either as those have been split 10-10 by the over or under.
However, the last two Super Bowls have seen the Under hit and both of those Super Bowl featured Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. In the 12 Super Bowls that closed with a point total over 50 points, the Under is 7-5 in those games. Legal sports betting sites currently have the line set at 56. This could mean the Super Bowl total is going Under for the third straight year.
Super Bowl LV kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by CBS.
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