We’re inching closer and closer to the biggest sporting event of the year when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium.
The betting lines haven’t seen a significant amount of movement, but the point spread is dancing around a key number. This is something to watch for as we move closer to kickoff and the volume of wagers really starts heating up.
So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook as of Friday morning, January 29.
The current spread is sitting at Kansas City -3 priced at -120, while Tampa Bay is getting +100 odds at +3. The majority of bets are going to the Bucs, but that’s not where percentage of handle is going. Tampa Bay is getting 58% of the point spread bets with Kansas City getting 71% of the handle. The opening odds started with Kansas City as 3.5-point favorites.
Is the public right? Where this number goes will be a fascinating watch leading up to game time. I trust Patrick Mahomes more than I do Tom Brady right now, so I’d side with where the money is going right now. If you’re planning to bet the Bucs, it makes a lot of sense to wait on it and hopefully get +3.5.
The point total is at 56.5 with -110 odds on both side. Bettors love going after the over, so that’s where the public is going for the biggest game of the year. 78%of the bets are on the over including 83% of the handle. The total dropped a point, as it opened at 57.5.
Is the public right? No, the under is the play. The Bucs are getting healthier on defense after the return of Vita Vea last week, and it’s possible Antoine Winfield Jr. returns. In addition, Brady is coming off a three-interception performance, and his 55.6% completion percentage was his highest in the playoffs so far through three games.
The Chiefs’ moneyline odds are set at -167 with the Buccaneers at +145 to win this one outright. Tampa Bay is getting 55% of the bets, while Kansas City has 53% of the handle. To open the week, the Chiefs were at -175 with the Bucs at +140.
Is the public right? The majority of the money is siding with the Chiefs, and that’s where it should go because they’re going to win this game. This is a home game for Tampa Bay, but the difference at quarterback is too great, and defenses continue to struggle to find a game plan to limit what Tyreek Hill can do. Take Kansas City.
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