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Super Bowl 55 Opening Lines and Spread – Chiefs Favored by 3 Over Buccaneers

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in NFL Football

Jan 24, 2021 · 7:51 PM PST

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrating with his teammates after the AFC championship game.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates with teammates after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 38-24. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • 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

Team Moneyline Spread Total
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.

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.

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.

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.

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