3 Best Travis Kelce Prop Bets for Chiefs vs Buccaneers Super Bowl 55
Travis Kelce is one of the main favorites to win Super Bowl MVP after the two quarterbacks. The Chiefs star would be the first tight end to ever win the award if he's selected as the games Most Valuable Player. He's a popular choice, and so are the Super Bowl prop bets for Kelce.
Here are three of the best Kelce-themed prop bets for Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
1. Travis Kelce - Receiving Yards: Under 98.5 (-110)
Kelce was Patrick Mahomes' top target this season. He caught 105 balls for 1,416 yards and added 11 touchdowns. In the two playoff games, Kelce has grabbed 8 passes for 109 yards against the Browns, and 13 for 118 yards against the Bills. In the 27-24 Week 12 win over the Buccaneers, Kelce caught all 8 passes thrown his way for 82 yards. But to show how inflated this number has become, Kelce's over/under receiving yards in last year's Super Bowl was 74.5. He failed to reach it or come close with 43 receiving yards on 6 receptions. The percentage play is the under.
2. Any Time Second Half TD Scorer: Travis Kelce (+165)
The risk of playing the unders in these Chiefs receiver props is that Kansas City may elect to pass most the game. That was the case in Week 12 against the Buccaneers, when Mahomes passed for season highs of 37 completions, 49 attempts and 462 yards. The Bucs shut down the run, and Kelce is a major red zone target. Instead of laying -165 that he'll score a touchdown, try a plus price and pull for a Kelce TD in the second half.
3. Travis Kelce - Longest Reception: Under 24.5 (-112)
Kelce's longest reception in the Week 12 win at Tampa Bay was 20 yards. Since the Bucs' bye week following the loss to Kansas City, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has gone to more two-man coverage, and you'll see that more in the Super Bowl. Tighter and more disguised coverage, and the ability to press in coverage and still play man defense aggressively with five underneath defenders has helped the Bucs defense disrupt receivers' timing more often. That could be a good way to keep Kelce in check. Tampa Bay is also better equipped to handle Kelce than most teams, boasting two size-speed monsters at LB in Devin White and Lavonte David.
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