- The Kansas City Chiefs have opened as three-point favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
- The Chiefs will try to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in the 2003 and 2004 seasons
- A look at the opening odds, lines and spreads for Super Bowl 55 can be found below along with analysis
The Buccaneers will be the first team to ever play on its home field in a Super Bowl. However, Tampa Bay won’t be favorites.
The Kansas City Chiefs have opened as three-point picks over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55, which will be played Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
The Chiefs (16-2) will be looking to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
The Buccaneers (14-5), who have won all three of their playoff games on the road, were 5-3 both straight up and against the spread at home during the regular season. The Chiefs were 7-1 SU on the road but 4-4 ATS.
Chiefs vs Buccaneers Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||-3 (-128)||-186||Over 57.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+3 (-104)||+156||Under 57.5 (-110)|
Odds taken Jan. 24 from FanDuel
Make it 10 for Brady
The Buccaneers advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since the franchise won its lone title in 2002 by beating the Packers 34-26 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in Green Bay as three-point underdogs.
In his first season with the Buccaneers, Brady reached the 10th Super Bowl of his career by throwing for 280 yards. Brady also had three touchdown passes, which helped offset three interceptions.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, SCOOTER?! ?
?: https://t.co/RwWO3c7TxT pic.twitter.com/U6gzxyy6bU
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 24, 2021
Chris Godwin caught five passes for 110 yards.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also threw for three TDs. He completed 33 of 48 passes for 336 yards and was picked once.
The Buccaneers brought pressure on Rodgers throughout the game. Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul combined for five sacks.
Chiefs Repeat in AFC
In the AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs defended their conference title by beating the Buffalo Bills 38-24 at home in Arrowhead Stadium, covering as three-point favorites.
The Chiefs, as usual, were led by Patrick Mahomes. He finished with 325 yards passing and three touchdown passes.
CATCHING KELCE ?
?: https://t.co/p7gycaVnZ5 pic.twitter.com/PWNw0CKZad
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 25, 2021
Travis Kelce proved to be a mismatch for the Bills’ defense as he had 13 receptions for 118 yards and two TDs. Tyreek Hill added nine catches for 172 yards.
Kelce and Hill became first teammates in NFL history to go over 100 yards receiving in two consecutive playoff games.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns while being picked off once.
A Raymond James Rematch
The teams also met at Tampa in the regular season in Week 12 with the Chiefs winning 27-24 as 3.5-point favorites while rolling up a season-high 534 total yards.
Mahomes had 462 passing yards, completing 37 of 49 attempts with three touchdowns. Hill caught all three of Mahomes’ scoring throws – covering 75, 44 and 20 yards — as he had a monster game with 13 receptions for 269 yards.
Tyreek Hill has 7 receptions for 203 yards & 2 TDs in the FIRST QTR ?
Fantasy owners are happy, that’s for sure! #Chiefs #Buccaneers
— MatrixSportsZone (@MatrixSportZone) November 29, 2020
Brady threw for 345 yards and three TDs but was also intercepted twice. Rob Gronkowski had six catches for 106 yards and Chris Godwin caught eight balls for 97 yards.
Where Will Spread Go?
The public loves Tom Brady and home underdogs. Thus, it is easy to see a lot of early money going on the Buccaneers and the line shrinking over the next two weeks.