Super Bowl LV Betting Odds: Chiefs Open as Favorites Over Buccaneers

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs opened as Super Bowl LV favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs opened as Super Bowl LV favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (photo credit: Imagn/USA TODAY Sports)

The final matchup of the NFL season is set, with the Kansas City Chiefs set to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. It’s a battle of two great quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady and a clash of two high-powered offenses. It’s also a chance for the Chiefs to defend their Super Bowl title from last season.

The opening point spread for Super Bowl LV was Chiefs (-3) or Chiefs (-3.5), depending on the sportsbook. The opening line didn’t adjust too crazy once posted, staying between Chiefs (-3) and Chiefs (-3.5) with odds between +100 and -120, depending on where you looked.

On the moneyline, Kansas City opened as -175 favorites, give or take depending on the sportsbook, and Tampa Bay opened as a +140 underdog. By the time the clock was going to hit midnight on Sunday, things had settled to have the Chiefs around -165 favorites and the Buccaneers maintained right around +140.

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The total for Super Bowl LV opened at 57.5 and quickly saw movement, dropping down to 56. These two teams have very high-powered offenses, but they’ve also got decent defenses that could keep the scoring down a little bit.

If you’re interested in tracking the Super Bowl line movement for the point spread, moneyline, and total, we suggest you check out our sister site, where you can compare odds across multiple sportsbooks, track line movements, and more.

The Buccaneers finished the regular season with an 11-5 record to place second in the NFC South division. They went on to win three road playoff games to get to Super Bowl LV, beating the Washington Football Team 31-23, the New Orleans Saints 30-20, and the Green Bay Packers 31-26.

The Chiefs finished the regular season at 14-2 to win the AFC West and the No. 1 seed in the conference. The top seed gave Kansas City a first-round bye week before they defeated the Cleveland Browns 22-17 and then the Buffalo Bills 38-24.

Super Bowl LV comes your way on Sunday, February 7, 2021, and is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, which is, interestingly enough, the home stadium of the Buccaneers. It’s the first time a Super Bowl team will be playing the big game in its home stadium.

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