Super Bowl 55 pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what is a dream matchup for football fans and bettors alike. Of course, this game features a generational quarterback duel between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. It’s the next great one going up against the GOAT.
Beyond the quarterbacks, there are several intriguing matchups all over the field and plenty of ways for bettors to cash in on the action, so let’s take a closer look at the Chiefs vs. Bucs Super Bowl props and make some picks.
Chiefs vs. Bucs Props
Here are the current odds on Super Bowl 55 on DraftKings Sportsbook:
|Chiefs||-3.5 (+100)||-167||O 56.5 (-110)|
|Bucs||+3.5 (-121)||+148||U 56.5 (-110)|
While online sports betting has yet to be legalized in New York, neighboring states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania are live. New Yorkers who live close enough to the border can pop over and place their Super Bowl 55 prop bets.
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Patrick Mahomes Under 13.5 Yards on 1st Touchdown Pass (-145)
It might feel wrong to bet against Patrick Mahomes on the big stage, but this prop feels like a smart bet to make. In 17 games this year, Mahomes’ first touchdown pass has been under 13.5 yards 12 times. Of course, there’s always the chance that Tyreek Hill beats his man on a go-route or Travis Kelce catches a deep ball on a seam route, but we feel comfortable with this Mahomes prop.
The Buccaneers play a “bend but don’t break” style of defense and it’s likely that they try to feel out this Kansas City offense in the early going. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles loves to dial up the blitz, but we expect Tampa Bay to slow play the Chiefs in the first half.
Earlier this week, Mahomes spoke about the need to get the ball out quickly with a banged up offensive line going up against the fierce Bucs front. Early in the game, we expect the Chiefs to use short, quick passes to move the football, so look for their first touchdown pass from Mahomes to go under 13.5 yards.
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Leonard Fournette Over 47.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
We love this prop for Playoff Lenny.
Leonard Fournette has gone over 47.5 rushing yards in all three Bucs playoff games after an up-and-down regular season. Fournette is turning it on when it matters most.
The running back is averaging 16 carries per game in the playoffs. If he hits that number, all he needs to do is rush for 3.0 yards per carry to cash on this over. Against a mediocre Chiefs run defense that yielded 4.5 yards per carry this season, Fournette should have the volume necessary to clear this total. In fact, we like this total up to 50 yards.
We expect Brady and Mahomes to air it out during Super Bowl 55, but the Buccaneers won’t completely abandon the run game. Fournette is well-positioned to go over on this total.
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Rob Gronkowski Anytime Touchdown (+225)
Rob Gronkowski has had a quiet postseason thus far, but we have a suspicion that he will reappear ahead of this game. He has three touchdowns in four Super Bowl appearances. Sure, he’s not the same player he was a few years ago, but he still has a strong connection with Brady. If Brady is ever in trouble and needs a safe outlet, Gronk is one of the first guys he is going to seek out.
The future Hall of Fame tight end only has two receptions total in the playoffs, but that means we are getting slightly better odds in this spot.
This game is likely going to turn into a shootout between Brady and Mahomes. If that’s the case, Gronk’s chances of catching a touchdown against a Kansas City defense that allowed the seventh-most touchdowns this season to opposing tight ends only goes up.
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