Since the Super Bowl debuted in the 1966 season, only one quarterback has won as a starter for two different teams. Peyton Manning accomplished the feat, guiding Indianapolis to victory in Super Bowl XLI before winning with Denver in Super Bowl 50. Tom Brady has the opportunity to join his fiercest rival when he leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2021 Super Bowl on Sunday. Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Brady won six championships with New England before joining Tampa Bay (14-5), which recorded a 31-26 victory at Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game to secure its first Super Bowl appearance since 2002. The Chiefs (16-2) have the chance to become the eighth different team to repeat as champion after beating Buffalo in the AFC title game. Kansas City is a three-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Buccaneers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under has dropped to 56. Before locking in any Buccaneers vs. Chiefs picks, see the latest NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Chiefs vs. Bucs in the Super Bowl 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are the latest NFL odds and trends for Bucs vs. Chiefs:
Chiefs vs. Buccaneers spread: Kansas City -3Chiefs vs. Buccaneers over-under: 56 pointsChiefs vs. Buccaneers money line: Kansas City -165, Tampa Bay +145KC: Covered twice in the last 10 gamesTB: Buccaneers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four playoff games as underdogs
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Why the Chiefs can cover
Facing a team with a quarterback who is seeking his seventh Super Bowl title in his 10th appearance may seem daunting, but Patrick Mahomes has proven to be unflappable. The 25-year-old already is about to complete just his third NFL season and already has been named league MVP, won a championship and claimed Super Bowl MVP honors. Mahomes had a strong regular season, throwing for 4,740 yards and 38 touchdowns to finish second and fourth, respectively.
Mahomes has one of the top wideouts in the NFL in Tyreek Hill at his disposal and could get back the services of receiver Sammy Watkins, who hasn’t played since Week 16 due to a calf injury. Mahomes has also formed a dangerous connection with tight end Travis Kelce, who has 21 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns this postseason.
Why the Buccaneers can cover
With nine previous Super Bowl appearances, it’s no surprise that Brady owns a number of the event’s all-time records. The 43-year-old has amassed 2,838 passing yards, 18 touchdown tosses and owns the top two single-game yardage totals (505 in Super Bowl LII, 466 in Super Bowl LI). Brady will join Manning, Craig Morton and Kurt Warner as the only quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl for two different teams and can become the first to record a victory in three separate decades.
Brady has spread the wealth this postseason, throwing touchdown passes to six different players. Mike Evans, who was fourth in the NFL with a career-high 13 scoring receptions during the regular season, is the only member of the Buccaneers with multiple TD catches (two) and one of four to reach double-digit receptions (10).
Fellow wideout Chris Godwin leads Tampa Bay with 223 receiving yards and is tied for most catches (14) with running back Leonard Fournette, who has hauled in a TD pass while also running for 211 yards and a pair of scores.
How to make Chiefs vs. Buccaneers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under based on the latest 2021 Super Bowl odds, with the simulations showing the teams combining for 56 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see which side to back here.
So who wins Buccaneers vs. Chiefs in Super Bowl 55? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Buccaneers vs. Chiefs spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 120-78 roll.
Published: 2021-02-05 16:59:13
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