Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has everything we’re looking for in a viewing experience. Both teams have all-time great quarterbacks and explosive supporting casts that’ll likely put a ton of points on the board. Those of us in pools with boxes/numbers will certainly be on the edge of our seats waiting out every scoring play.
This Super Bowl will certainly have a different feel to it, with the crowd size minimized to about 22,000 fans. But this will also be the first time that a team (Bucs) will be hosting the big game at their home stadium (Raymond James Stadium). In a time where nothing seems odd anymore, it was fascinating to see that trend finally broken.
These two teams met back in Week 12, with the Chiefs winning a close 27-24 battle on the road against the Bucs. In that game, Tyreek Hill went bananas with 13 catches on 15 targets for 269 yards and three TDs, most of which came in the first half. Additionally, Patrick Mahomes had a big day going 37-for-49 for 462 yards and three TDs.
Sunday – February 7th, 2021 6:30 p.m. EST | Watch: CBS Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
The Chiefs have been installed as three-point favorites (-3) with the moneyline odds at -165 to win the game outright while the Buccaneers have +145 moneyline odds to win. In addition, the total currently sits at 56.5 points.
Ronald Jones II: Over 3.5 Receiving Yards (-120)
Sure, Jones has fallen out of favor in the RB rotation with Leonard Fournette. But 2.5 receiving yards seems like a prop that he can fall out of bed and hit.
In the Week 12 meeting between the two teams, Jones took a simple out-route down the sidelines for a 37-yard catch-and-score play for the TD- his only catch of the day. Since this game is against KC, we can probably expect Brady to throw the ball quite a bit, and that means the RBs can get some production catching the ball out of the backfield.
Jones hasn’t done a ton in recent weeks, but this is the perfect opportunity to get him going and make it useful in the final game of the season.
Leonard Fournette – Over 3.5 Receptions (-140)
Just like we talked about with Jones, there will be plenty of opportunities for Playoff Lenny to get some catches out of the backfield. Fournette has actually been a lot more active catches passes during the playoffs anyway, with 14 grabs on 17 targets for a total of 102 yards and a TD.
This has truly been a great rebirth for Fournette in these playoffs. Hence, the huge -140 juice we’re seeing on the juice here. Look for Playoff Lenny to get busy once again, and hopefully have a trophy to raise after the game.
Travis Kelce – Over 7.5 Receptions (-140)
More heavy juice on this prop bet, but I promise you that this one is well worth it. We saw WR Tyreek Hill go bananas against the Bucs in the Week 12 meeting between the teams during the regular season. Because of that, I would expect that to leave Kelce a little more open than usual to do some damage.
In the Week 12 matchup, Kelce caught all eight of his targets for 82 yards. He did not have a TD in that game but does have the highest odds (-175) of any player in the Super Bowl to hit paydirt.
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