Super Bowl Odds History Preview

Current Odds: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

History of Super Bowl Odds

LIV (Feb 2, 2020) Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20 KC -1.5 (53)
LIII (Feb 3, 2019) New England 13, Los Angeles 3 NE -2.5 (55.5)
LII (Feb 4, 2018) Philadelphia 41, New England 33 NE -4.5 (49)
LI (Feb 5, 2017) New England 34, Atlanta 28 NE -3 (57.5)
L (Feb 7, 2016) Denver 24, Carolina 10 CAR -4.5 (43)
XLIX (Feb 1, 2015) New England 28, Seattle 24 SEA -1 (47.5)
XLVIII (Feb 2, 2014) Seattle 43, Denver 8 DEN -2 (47.5)
XLVII (Feb 3, 2013) Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31 SF -4.5 (48)
XLVI (Feb 5, 2012) N.Y. Giants 21, New England 17 NE -2.5 (53)
XLV (Feb 6 2011) Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25 GB -3 (45)
XLIV (Feb 7, 2010) New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17 IND -5 (57)
XLIII (Feb 1, 2009) Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 PIT -7 (46)
XLII (Feb 3, 2008) N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14 NE -12 (55)
XLI (Feb 4, 2007) Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 IND -7 (47)
XL (Feb 5, 2006) Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 PIT -4 (47)
XXIX (Feb 6, 2005) New England 24, Philadelphia 21 NE -7 (46.5)
XXXVIII (Feb 1, 2004) New England 32, Carolina 29 NE -7 (37.5)
XXXVII (Jan 26, 2003) Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 OAK -4 (44)
XXXVI (Feb 3, 2002) New England 20, St. Louis 17 STL -14 (53)
XXXV (Jan 28, 2001) Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7 BAL -3 (33)
XXXIV (Jan 30, 2000) St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 STL -7 (45)
XXXIII (Jan 31, 1999) Denver 34, Atlanta 19 DEN -7.5 (52.5)
XXXII (Jan 25, 1998) Denver 31, Green Bay 24 GB -11 (49)
XXXI (Jan 26, 1997) Green Bay 35, New England 21 GB -14 (49)
XXX (Jan 28, 1996) Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 DAL -13.5 (51)
XXIX (Jan 29, 1995) San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 SF -18.5 (53.5)
XXVIII (Jan 30, 1994) Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 DAL -10.5 (50.5)
XXVII (Jan 31, 1993) Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 DAL -6.5 (44.5)
XXVI (Jan 26, 1992) Washington 37, Buffalo 24 WAS -7 (49)
XXV (Jan 27, 1991) N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19 BUF -7 (40.5)
XXIV (Jan 28, 1990) San Francisco 55, Denver 10 SF -12 (48)
XXIII (Jan 22, 1989) San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 SF -7 (48)
XXII (Jan 31, 1988) Washington 42, Denver 10 DEN -3 (47)
XXI (Jan 25, 1987) N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20 NYG -9.5 (40)
XX (Jan 26, 1986) Chicago 46, New England 10 CHI -10 (37.5)
XIX (Jan 20, 1985) San Francisco 38, Miami 16 SF -3.5 (53.5)
XVIII (Jan 22, 1984) L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9 WAS -3 (48)
XVII (Jan 30, 1983) Washington 27, Miami 17 MIA -3 (36.5)
XVI (Jan 24, 1982) San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 SF -1 (48)
XV (Jan 25, 1981) Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 PHI -3 (37.5)
XIV (Jan 20, 1980) Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19 PIT -10.5 (36)
XIII (Jan 21, 1979) Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 PIT -3.5 (37)
XII (Jan 15, 1978) Dallas 27, Denver 10 DAL -6 (39)
XI (Jan 9, 1977) Oakland 34, Minnesota 14 OAK -4 (38)
X (Jan 18, 1976) Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 PIT -7 (36)
IX (Jan 12, 1975) Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 PIT -3 (33)
VIII (Jan 13, 1974) Miami 24, Minnesota 7 MIA -6.5 (33)
VII (Jan 14, 1973) Miami 14, Washington 7 MIA -1 (33)
VI (Jan 16, 1972) Dallas 24, Miami 3 DAL -6 (34)
V (Jan 17, 1971) Baltimore 16, Dallas 13 BAL -2.5 (36)
IV (Jan 11, 1970) Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 MIN -12 (39)
III (Jan 12, 1969) N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7 BAL-18 (40)
II (Jan 14, 1968) Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 GB -13.5 (43)
I (Jan 15, 1967) Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10 GB -14 (N/A)

Super Bowl LV Betting Preview

It won’t be easy topping last year’s Big Game, but Super Bowl LV (Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 PM ET on CBS) has all the right ingredients. On one side of the field, you have the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs, led by incredibly gifted quarterback Patrick Mahomes. On the other side, you have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, featuring none other than Tom Brady. You couldn’t ask for much more if you’re going to bet on the Super Bowl.

But there is more – lots of it. Super Bowl LV is already making history; this year’s venue is Raymond James Stadium, which makes Tampa Bay the first-ever team to host the Big Game. And if the home side wins, it’ll be an even bigger Super Bowl party for everyone who took a flier on the Buccaneers at +5000 (!) when Bovada’s NFL futures market opened for the 2020 campaign. However, Brady and the Bucs have a tough task ahead of them: Beat the defending champions as 3.5-point underdogs on the Super Bowl odds board.

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Betting Tips

Quarterback is the most important position on the field, and the Chiefs have arguably the best QB anywhere in Mahomes. The 2019 MVP led the league this year with 316.0 passing yards per game and a microscopic 1.0% interception rate, giving up just six picks on 588 attempts. Mahomes also went pick-free in his two postseason games while throwing 50-for-68 (73.5%), a remarkable achievement against stiffer playoff competition.

Kansas City also have one of the best offensive minds in the sport in head coach Andy Reid, who has gotten the most out of Mahomes these past three years. But on paper, the Chiefs don’t have the same supporting cast of players that Brady enjoys in Tampa. The running game is good, but not great with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire (4.4 yards per carry) and veteran pick-up Le’Veon Bell (4.0 yards per carry), both limited somewhat by late-season injuries. Deep-threat WR Sammy Watkins (37 catches, two TDs) has also been hampered by calf and hamstring issues.

The Chiefs’ defense is where the real problems start. This was one of the worst defenses in the league until Steve Spagnuolo took over as coordinator two years ago; the improvements they made in 2019 made them true Super Bowl contenders, but 2020 hasn’t been a banner year – the Chiefs ranked No. 16 overall in yards allowed at 358.3 per game, and No. 21 in rushing yards at 122.1 per game. Making matters worse, safeties Armani Watts and L’Jarius Sneed suffered concussions during the Conference Championships and have to clear protocol before Super Bowl Sunday.

On the bright side, Spagnuolo made his name back at Super Bowl XLII when he was defensive coordinator for the New York Giants, who shut down Brady and the New England Patriots to win 17-14 as 12-point underdogs. And the Chiefs do have the edge in special teams and on the offensive line, two areas that deserve extra attention when you bet on the Super Bowl. But Kansas City’s O-line took a considerable hit last week when LT Eric Fisher tore his Achilles, taking him out of the equation for the big game. It doesn’t look like RT Mitchell Schwartz (back) will make his return from the injured list, either.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Betting Tips

Brady might not be the same quarterback he was when he led the Patriots to six Super Bowl victories, but what he was able to do this year at age 43 was absolutely remarkable. After two less-than-inspiring years in New England, Brady rebounded in a big way for his new employers, throwing 40 TD passes for just the second time in his career. So much for that Peyton Manning-like collapse some people were worried about.

Those people didn’t include everyone who loaded up on Tampa Bay with NFL bets after the Buccaneers signed Brady in late March. The Bucs saw their Super Bowl LV odds jump from +5000 to +1500 when rumors of the deal first surfaced, and again to +1000 when they traded for Brady’s ex-teammate, TE Rob Gronkowski, luring him out of retirement in the process. Gronkowski (45 catches, seven TDs) has played a more limited role this year, but his increased use as a blocker has helped Brady and head coach Bruce Arians move the chains.

Also helping the Buccaneers’ offense: RB Ronald Jones II (5.1 yards per carry), one of the best tailbacks in the league. Unfortunately for Tampa Bay fans, Jones is dealing with a lingering quad issue, and has been splitting touches with Leonard Fournette (3.8 yards per carry) since coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list in Week 17. The extra week off between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl should help Jones in his recovery, but will Arians continue to ride Fournette regardless?

Ultimately, it’s Tampa Bay’s stopping power that will determine whether they pull off the upset. This is a formidable defense featuring three top-shelf linebackers (Devin White, Lavonte David and Jason Pierre-Paul), although safeties Jordan Whitehead and Antoine Winfield Jr. are listed as questionable for Super Bowl Sunday. The Bucs need all the help they can get because back in Week 12, Mahomes was able to shred Tampa’s defense for 462 yards and three TDs on 37-for-49 passing.

Despite that performance, the Buccaneers still covered as 3.5-point home dogs when they lost 27-24, thanks to two fourth-quarter TD passes from Brady to Mike Evans. That’s the exact same spread as what you’ll find on Bovada Sportsbook’s Super Bowl LV odds board at press time. Given the injuries on Kansas City’s offensive line, and the increased stakes for their rematch, Mahomes will have a hard time duplicating those numbers – especially with that case of “turf toe” he’s been dealing with. Stay tuned to Bovada for more Super Bowl analysis and fresh odds as we get closer to the big game.

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