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Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/07/2021 Super Bowl LV Betting Odds, Picks and NFL Predictions
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Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/07/2021 – Big-time Super Bowl betting takes centerstage as Patrick Mahomes and the back-to-back seeking Kansas City Chiefs go up against the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7. The action starts at 6:30 PM ET at Tampa’s home field, the Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers have a sure edge in terms of home turf but opening lines pick the Chiefs as three-point favorites to win the NFL’s grandest stage for the second consecutive year.
Tampa Bay went through the wildcard phase where they beat the NFC East champions Washington; buried their NFC South foes New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Playoffs; and topped the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship to earn a ticket to the Super Bowl. On the other hand, Kansas City earned a bye after having the best record in the AFC. When they stepped on the field in the playoffs, the Chiefs outclassed Cleveland Browns in the Divisional round and trampled the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship to gain their second straight Super Bowl appearance. The Chiefs are expected to cover the spread and go home as winners again as per online NFL picks but the Buccaneers are no pushovers especially when Tom Brady is at the center.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/07/2021
Kansas City Chiefs
After beginning the 2020-21 season with a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs won 16 of their last 17 games (including the playoffs) to make it to Super Bowl LV. This includes a 27-24 victory over the Buccaneers on November 29 at the SB site, the Raymond James Stadium. In this game, Kansas City scored 17 unanswered points in the first quarter to set the tone. The lead stood at 17, 27-10, in the next two periods until the Bucs rallied to trim the scoreline. Mahomes had a big night offensively as he threw for 462 yards and recorded three touchdowns.
His teammate Tyreek Hill caught 13 of Mahomes throws for 269 yards and scored three TDs. Their defense also played well with Tyrann Mathieu and Bashaud Breeland intercepted Brady’s passes that gave the Chiefs some extra possessions. The Chiefs are known for their potent offense with five of its players catching at least 421 reception yards during the regular season. Aside from Hill, Travis Kelce is another receiving threat with 1,276 yards and 15 TDs. Their running back crew has been great all season long despite falling behind the shadow of the receivers. Chris Edwards-Helaire, Le’Veon Bell, and Darrel Williams combined for over 1,200 rushing yards and seven TDs.
Players to watch: P. Mahomes QB (GP 2, CMP 50, ATT 68, CMP% 73.5, YDS 580, AVG 8.5, YDS/G 299.5, LNG 71, TD 4, INT 0, SACK 1, SYL 0, RTG 118.5), D. Williams RB (GP 2, ATT 26, YDS 130, AVG 5, LNG 16, BIG 0, TD 1, YDS/G 65, FUM 0, LST 0, FD 9), T. Hill WR (GP 2, REC 17, TGTS 21, YDS 282, AVG 16.6, TD 0, LNG 71, BIG 4, YDS/G 141, FUM 0, LST 0, YAC 151, FD 12).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reinforced by Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski, began the season with four straight victories. Then, they went into a mini-slump where they lost their next three of four outings, including a 3-38 humiliation at home against the Saints. Following that big defeat, the Buccaneers stepped up big time as they won six of their last eight games to make it to the wildcard phase. When the playoffs came, Tampa Bay rode on Brady to beat Washington, New Orleans, and Green Bay to make it to the Super Bowl.
Their offense will revolve around Brady, who has a lot of weapons to choose from. He has the option to run the football with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones II as running backs. Brady can opt to go wide with Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Cameron Brate, Antonio Brown, and Gronkowski doing the damage there. Their defense is superb as well with Shaquil Barnett and Jason Pierre-Paul leading the sack party. On the other hand, Sean Murphy-Bunting is doing his best to disrupt passes with three interceptions. Devin White and Lavonte David are tackle monsters during the postseason with a combined 46 tackles.
Players to watch: T. Brady QB (GP 3, CMP 60, ATT 109, CMP% 55, YDS 860, AVG 7.9, YDS/G 286.3, LNG 52, TD 7, INT 3, SACK 5, SYL 31, RTG 90.8), L. Fournette RB (GP 3, ATT 48, YDS 211, AVG 4.4, LNG 20, BIG 1, TD 2, YDS/G 70.3, FUM 0, LST 0, FD 11), C. Godwin WR (GP 3, REC 14, TGTS 28, YDS 223, AVG 15.9, TD 1, LNG 52, BIG 2, YDS/G 74.3, FUM 0, LST 0, YAC 92, FD 10).
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Numbers
Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Picks
The Super Bowl LV battle between Kansas City and Tampa Bay is expected to be a slugfest, with American Football betting enthusiasts believing it will be a high-scoring affair. The Chiefs will bring out their main weapons while the Buccaneers will parade their vaunted crew as they seek to win it all. The Buccaneers will have a home-field advantage as the match will be held at the Raymond James Stadium but the Chiefs have the capability to negate this edge due to their explosive plays and excellent playmaking. The Bucs will have experience on their side with Tom Brady while Patrick Mahomes and his gang are fresh from winning last year’s Super Bowl. In the end, the Chiefs will win the close encounter to the tune of 31-25.