Super Bowl LV Opening Betting Odds - Are Oddsmakers Backing Tampa Bay or Kansas City?

SI Gambling analyst Frankie Taddeo reviews the opening betting lines for Chiefs vs. Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV from Tampa Bay.
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The matchup for Super Bowl LV is officially set after an exciting weekend of conference championship games. On Super Bowl Sunday, the greatest quarterback of all-\ time will match up against the greatest signal-caller in the game today.

In the early game, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3) advanced after upsetting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, 31–26, in the NFC championship game. 

Brady, who will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl, has led the Buccaneers to seven straight wins. Even more impressively, he spearheaded a 6–1 ATS mark over that stretch. 

Brady ended up throwing for 280 yards and three touchdowns and now gets an opportunity to raise the Lombardi Trophy for the seventh time in his career. He joins Peyton Manning as the second quarterback in league history to play for two different teams in the Super Bowl.

In the AFC championship game, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas Chiefs earned a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl after defeating Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, 38–24. The Chiefs (-3), who have won 12 of their last 13 games straight up (SU), covered for the first time this postseason. Despite their dominant SU run, Kansas City has only covered the spread twice in their last 10 games (2–8 ATS). 

Mahomes was sensational throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns. The aerial attack was once again led by Tyreek Hill, who hauled in nine receptions for 172 yards. Additionally, tight end Travis Kelce grabbed a game-high 13 receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. 

Want Super Bowl LV betting plays in real-time? The "Vegas Whispers" sharp information finishing the regular season with a record of 68-47-1 against the spread (ATS). The information went 1–1 on the weekend, losing with Green Bay (-3), but hitting with their player proposition wager. Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill's hit the over on 5.5 receptions and now stands at 3–6 ATS in the playoffs. 

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Super Bowl LV Betting Odds


No. 5 Tampa Bay (14-5 SU, 11-8 ATS) at No. 1 Kansas City (16-2 SU, 8-10 ATS)

Moneyline: Tampa Bay (+140) | Kansas City: (-175)

Spread: TB:+3.5 (-115) | KC: -3.5 (-106)

Total: Over: 57.5 (-107) | Under: 57.5 (-114)

Game Info: January 24, 2020 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT | CBS


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