Super Bowl LV Betting Picks: Chiefs @ Buccaneers

Updated February 9, 2023
Updated February 9, 2023By Chris Boline

We now know for certain the two teams who will face off for Super Bowl 2021. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go head to head on February Monday, February 8th, 2021.  

For the first time ever, one of the two potential champions will enjoy home-field advantage. Will this be enough for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to overcome the perceived disadvantage they have against the Chiefs? 

Super Bowl Moneyline Picks

The bookies have a clear favorite when it comes to the moneyline picks in Super Bowl LV.  The Chiefs were always considered the favorite to win the Super Bowl, even since the beginning of the season. So it is no surprise that we are seeing that prediction reflected in the odds.

Now that the Bucs were able to pull off an upset against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, their odds have only improved. Right now at Bovada, the Chiefs are the favorites at -170, and the Bucs are the underdogs at +150. 

Our SBS pick is to go with the favorite here. If it were the Packers, it would be a harder choice. We do not expect the limited seating, and the nationalized crowd to give much home-field advantage to the Bucs. Go with the safer option here. 

Choosing the Over/Under

Of course the over/unders are always tighter matches. The bookies adjust the number to make the odds nearly even, making these bets always a little bit different across sportsbooks. At Bovada, it is set at 56.

Just to clarify, this means you are betting if the total number of points will be over or under 56. Just adding up their previous scores leads us to believe that under is more likely to be the winning bet. 

The SBS pick is under (-105) rather than the slight favorite (-115). 

Super Bowl Props

Apart from betting on the final score of the game, you can also bet on a number of Super Bowl props. Proposition bets are lots of fun and tend to be a bit quirky. For example, you can bet on if the coin toss to determine possession will be heads or tails. 

At BetUS the coin toss prop is listed at heads (-110) and tails (-110). There is obviously no clear favorite here. The SBS pick is to go with whichever one you want, but to go for it. It’s a fun bet that should be part of your portfolio. 

It is good to have some props in your portfolio. They are a lot of fun and can be a good spot to make some money because people tend to pay them less attention. 

In addition to the coin toss, other Super Bowl proposition bets include:

Final Super Bowl Picks

Our final SBS Super Bowl picks: 

About the Author

Chris Boline
Chris Boline

As a devout aficionado of sports, Chris Boline has carved a career within the athletic realm. A skilled scribe, he boasts a decade-long portfolio that encompasses coverage of the NBA G League, the Los Angeles Chargers, football and basketball across the country. Beyond his professional pursuits, Chris is deeply invested in his community and dedicates his leisure hours to serving on boards, collaborating with community organizations, and cherishing the company of loved ones. CURRENTLY Business Development and freelance sports writing RESIDES IN Reno, NV EDUCATION University of Nevada BS and MBA EXPERTISE -Sports writing proficiency in: NFL, NBA, UFC, boxing, golf, and some motor sports -Topical news -Promotional and marketing ideas/updates -Business development Summary Chris Boline serves in a business development sales capacity as his day job. He has previously held sales/marketing positions with The Applied Companies (TAC), KTVN 2 News and the NBA G League’s Reno Bighorns, affiliate of the Sacramento Kings. He is a Reno native and is a member of various community boards including the Nevada Sagebrush Alumni Chapter, NCET and the College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA). Chris graduated from the University of Nevada in 2015 with a bachelors in management and economics and also earned his MBA from Nevada in 2023. More about Chris: Past president of the College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA) 2022-23 Two-time honoree for University of Nevada Alumni Chapter of the Year (Nevada Sagebrush Alumni Chapter, 2017 & COBAA, 2021) 2021 NCET award for Professional Services Organization of the Year with TAC Northern Nevada Human Resources Association 2020 Best Places to Work-Northern Nevada, Second Place with TAC 2016-17 Reno Bighorns MVP from the Sacramento Kings The Nevada Sagebrush editor-in-chief 2013-15 Associated Collegiate Press 2015 Four-year Non-daily Newspaper Pacemaker honoree University of Nevada, Reno College of Business Dean's List honoree (5x) from 2011-2015 Nevada Press Association award for Best Sports Column – Community in 2015 Education

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