In less than two weeks we will be crowning the Super Bowl LV champion in Tampa Bay. There will be an abundance of wagering going on between now and Feb. 7, with the usual Super Bowl props like “coin toss winner” and “length of the National Anthem” about to be available at top US sportsbooks. Of course, the most popular bets for each year’s Super Bowl involves the traditional spread, moneyline and total for the game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers punched their ticket to Super Bowl 55 with a 31-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday. With that victory, the Bucs will become the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. It will also be Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady’s 10th trip to the big game. The Buccaneers are 2-1 in the postseason so far Against The Spread (ATS) and were 9-7 ATS in the regular season.
The Kansas City Chiefs advanced to the Super Bowl via their 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC title game. Kansas City will be looking to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champs since the 2003-04 Patriots.
Super Bowl LV odds
The Kansas City Chiefs opened as -3 or -3.5-point favorites over the Buccaneers at most US-facing sportsbooks. Here’s a look at the odds as of Sunday night.
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Why bet on the Super Bowl early?
Betting on the Super Bowl nearly two weeks in advance can be beneficial. If you get ahead of the betting public, you can capitalize on the original number the oddsmakers set.
For instance, say the Buccaneers are 3-point underdogs against the Chiefs. If the spread moves closer to a Chiefs -2 or Chiefs -1, that will certainly be significant come the day of the game. One or two points can mean a world of difference when wagering on pro football spreads.
Of course there is also risk involved in betting on a game more than 10 days in advance. A lot can change over the course of two weeks, including key players possibly being ruled out of the Super Bowl. This is an even greater concern this season considering the late scratches there have been due to positive COVID-19 cases.
Super Bowl lookahead line
Sportsbooks had lines posted for individual Super Bowl matchups ahead of Sunday’s championship games. Here is a look at where things stood on Championship Sunday just prior to kickoff of the first game (NFC title game between Packers and Buccaneers).
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills||Bills -1||Bills -116, Buccaneers -102|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs||Chiefs -3||Chiefs -154, Buccaneers +130|
|Green Bay Packers vs Buffalo Bills||Packers -2.5||Packers -130, Bills +110|
|Green Bay Packers vs Kansas City Chiefs||Chiefs -2.5||Chiefs -136, Packers +116|