Super Bowl LV is just a week away. Tom Brady is set to play in this 10th Super Bowl, while Patrick Mahomes will be in his second in a row. Everyone is hyped up for this huge game down in Tampa, and as the line suggests, this should be a very closely contested matchup. Still deciding which team to bet on? Let the experts below help you in coming up with a wager.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2021 SUPER BOWL MATCH-UP:
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
About the Kansas City Chiefs:
The Chiefs have booked their return ticket to the Super Bowl by going 14-2 straight up in the regular season and demolishing the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round and in the AFC Championship Game, respectively. The Chiefs’ two losses in the regular season were against the Las Vegas Raiders in a game that Patrick Mahomes and company still put up 32 points and against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, wherein Kansas City didn’t even bother playing plenty of their starters, including the 2018 NFL MVP. In other words, the Chiefs realistically had a shot of heading into next Sunday’s contest undefeated. Kansas City’s offense has simply been a juggernaut this season behind Mahomes. They always get what they want on offense. They finished the regular season fifth in scoring (29.6 points per game), first in total offense (418.3 total yards per game), and second in third-down conversion percentage (49.53%).
The Chiefs are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in the playoffs.
The Chiefs are 11-5 against the spread versus teams with winning records.
The over is 4-1 in the Chiefs’ last five games after a victory.
The under is 5-2 in the Chiefs’ last seven games after they racked up at least 350 total yards in the previous contest.
About the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
The Buccaneers finished the regular season with an 11-5 record straight up. They were not able to win the NFC South title but had no problem going past the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card Round, beating Ron Rivera and his men, 31-23. The Bucs then proceeded to end Drew Brees’ career in a 30-20 win in the NFC Divisional Round. In the NFC Championship Game, Tampa Bay took care of business and defeated Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on the road, 31-26. The Bucs’ defense has turned it on of late. They have recorded seven sacks in their last three games, including five against the Packers. That’s the kind of pass rush many people believe will put the Chiefs’ attack in trouble on Feb. 7, especially with Kansas City missing the services of Eric Fisher, who’s been one of the most important pieces of Mahomes’ protection unit. The Buccaneers ended the regular season ninth in scoring defense with 22.3 points allowed per game and eighth in total defense with just 330.7 total yards given up per contest.
The Buccaneers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games.
The Buccaneers are 3-0 against the spread in their last three home games.
The over is 3-1 in the Buccaneers’ last four games.
The under is 4-2 in the Buccaneers’ last six home games.
Updated Expert Picks and Predictions for Super Bowl 55 on February 7 2021
|Matchup Predictor, Matt Bowen, Jeremy Fowler, Dan Graziano, Jason Reid, Kevin Seifert, Mike Tannenbaum, Adam Teicher, Seth Walder, Seth Wickersham, Field Yates||Chiefs win|
|Jenna Laine, Mike Clay||Buccaneers win|
|Kristopher Knox||Chiefs win|
|Ben Halls||Chiefs win|
|Ryan Simpson||Chiefs win|
View Ryan’s complete betting preview for Super Bowl 55, including final score favoring the Chiefs.
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