With just hours to go until Super Bowl LV, there is no better time than now to break down the Chiefs-Buccaneers betting trends and take a look at how the public has wagered on the big game. BetRivers.com is proud to provide over 600 different Super Bowl bets, props, teasers and player markets for the big game.
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CHIEFS-BUCCANEERS BETTING TRENDS: MONEYLINE
#1 Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) vs. #5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5): The Chiefs (-162 ML) look to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since the 2004 and 2005 New England Patriots when they take on the Buccaneers (+140 ML) in Super Bowl LV on Sunday night. But in order to do so, the Chiefs will need to beat Tom Brady, who was at the helm of those Patriots teams and will need to beat Brady and the Bucs in their home stadium, marking the first time in NFL history a team has played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The Chiefs are currently backed by 55% of ML bets (up from 43% a week ago) and 55% of the ML handle (up from 47% a week ago).
CHIEFS-BUCCANEERS BETTING TRENDS: AGAINST THE SPREAD
Prior to covering against the Bills in the AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs had failed to cover in nine straight games and entered the Super Bowl 7-10-1 ATS. The Buccaneers enter the Super Bowl having covered in seven of their last ten games, including two straight. Tampa Bay covered in back-to-back games five times this season but failed to cover a third straight game four times. The public has been on the Chiefs (-3) to cover in Super Bowl LV from the jump, although late money is shifting in the Buccaneers’ direction. Bettors are currently backing the Chiefs -3 with 68% of spread bets (down from 73% a week ago) and 72% of the spread handle (down from 79% a week ago).
CHIEFS-BUCCANEERS BETTING TRENDS: OVER/UNDER
The Chiefs have hit the over in nine of 18 games this season, including three of their last five, but only once this season have the Chiefs hit the over in consecutive games. The Buccaneers have hit the over in 11 of 18 games this season, including three of their last five. The game total opened at O/U 57.5 points, but has since dipped to 56.5 points and down to 55.5 points Thursday afternoon. The public is currently backing Over 55.5 with 70% of O/U bets (down from 76% a week ago) and 72% of the O/U handle (down from 82% a week ago).
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Thanks to a November showdown between the two teams, there is some recent historical context to the Chiefs-Buccaneers betting trends. The Chiefs (then -3.5, -195 ML) went on the road to Tampa in Week 12 and immediately tallied 17 first-quarter points against a slow-starting Buccaneers (then +170 ML) team. But Brady rallied the troops, finding Mike Evans for two fourth-quarter TDs to fight back, while the Bucs’ defense held the Chiefs to just seven second-half points. Patrick Mahomes got the ball back leading by three points with four minutes to go, and the Chiefs picked up three first downs to seal a 27-24 victory. Although the Chiefs won (79% of ML handle), it was the Buccaneers who covered (28% of spread handle), with Under 56 (14% of O/U handle) bettors picking up a win as well.
SUPER BOWL LV FUTURES:
Another area of the Chiefs-Buccaneers betting trends that should come as no surprise is how the public backed to Chiefs and Buccaneers with futures bets. The Chiefs and the Buccaneers are two of the three most popular teams in terms of total 2021 Super Bowl handle. Kansas City (21.5%) and Tampa Bay (12.2%) are responsible for 33.7% of the total Super Bowl futures handle. The largest Super Bowl futures bet still in play is a $5,000 wager placed in mid-July by a Pennsylvania BetRivers.com bettor on Kansas City (+600) to win Super Bowl LV. A second-straight Super Bowl victory for the Chiefs would earn the bettor a payout of $35,000.
MOST POPULAR PROP BETS:
1. Tom Brady 0.5 Rush Yards: Over (+140), Under (-177)
2. Coin Toss Outcome: Head (-103), Tails (-103)
3. Tom Brady 2.5 TD Passes: Over (+125), Under (-157)
4. MVP Award: Patrick Mahomes (+100)
5. First TD Scorer: Travis Kelce (+650)
NOTABLE BIG BETS:
$39,000 on Buccaneers ML (+155)
$30,000 on Buccaneers ML (+143)
$29,500 on Chiefs -3 (-116)
$28,000 on Over 46 Points (-130)
$25,000 on Buccaneers ML (+148)
NOTABLE BETS WITH LONG ODDS:
Le’Veon Bell 3 TDs (+50000)
Tom Brady 3 Rush/Rec. TDs (+30000)
William Golston MVP (+25000)
Scotty Miller 3 TDs (+25000)
Chiefs 1st Score is a Safety (+12500)