Super Bowl Sunday is the sports betting world’s biggest day, regardless of which teams are competing for the Lombardi Trophy. While the Super Bowl is only one game, the number of betting options available is beyond comprehension, and range from the simple point spread to the most exotic of prop options. You can even bet other sports happenings that day against the stats or results of the football game. If you’ve never taken the time to digest all of the betting opportunities available on game day, be sure to do so, because at the very least, you will be amazed by the creativity of the oddsmaking minds.
This year’s Super Bowl, the 55th in NFL history, features arguably the most intriguing quarterback matchup of all. If that storyline weren’t enough to carry the game on its own, there are plenty of others. How about defending champions versus a franchise that was rescued by the league’s most iconic and decorated star? How about a team becoming the first in league history to play in the Super Bowl on its home field? I tell you what … if you aren’t fired up for watching and/or betting on this year’s game, I don’t what would excite you!
The Chiefs’ road to getting back into a position to defend their title was not exactly a smooth one, regardless of what their 16-2 record suggests. Unlike last season, when they seemed to play their best football in the latter part of the season, this year’s team stumbled late, going just 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games. Last season’s Kansas City defense emerged as a championship-level unit late in the year, while this season’s bunch allowed 26.7 points per game in its last 10 games. Coach Andy Reid’s team was hit by injuries and other factors that kept key players in and out of the lineup consistently, including Patrick Mahomes, who was forced out of the divisional-round playoff win over Cleveland, a game they were fortunate to survive. However, the Chiefs will be mostly intact for the biggest of games, and we’ve all been privy to the talent and explosiveness they offer on both sides of the ball when right. Surely, they will be dead set on showcasing that on the world’s biggest stage.