Super Bowl 55 Opening Odds Paint Chiefs as Slight Favorite Over Buccaneers

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Chiefs are slightly favored over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening odds for Super Bowl 55.
The Kansas City Chiefs are slightly favored over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening odds for Super Bowl 55. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Super Bowl LV matchup is set as the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the Lombardi trophy. It'll be the second time these teams have met this season after the Chiefs defeated the Buccaneers in Week 11 by a score of 27-24.

The Chiefs advanced to the title game after beating the Buffalo Bills by a score of 38-24 thanks to a huge passing day from quarterback Patrick Mahomes. On the other side, the Buccaneers upset the No. 1 seeded Green Bay Packers on the road, 31-26, to keep their playoff run going.

Super Bowl 2021 Opening Odds

The Buccaneers will become the first NFL team to ever play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium. However, they head into this game as 3-point underdogs with a +140 moneyline, according to the opening odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. The Chiefs odds to win the Super Bowl have them as -166 favorites.

This game is expected to be a shootout as the opening total of 56.5 is among the top three highest totals ever featured for a Super Bowl showdown. Both offenses have been balling out in the playoffs as the Buccaneers are averaging 30.7 points per game in the postseason and the Chiefs are averaging 30.0 points per game.

Quarterback Tom Brady is about to play in his 10th Super Bowl, while Mahomes and the Chiefs will attempt to be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2004-2005. No matter how you look at it, this will definitely be an exciting clash between two great teams.

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