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.
A fun part of Super Bowl betting is placing some wacky bets that are not usually available on regular-season games.
In this article, I will identify the best novelty bets you can place on Super Bowl LV.
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Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday – February 7th, 2021
6:30 p.m. EST | Watch: CBS
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
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.
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.
Coin Toss: Heads or Tails?
It’s my favorite prop bet every year, and certainly has been in recent memory. In six of the last seven Super Bowls, it has been tails to come out on the coin toss. Tails has enjoyed three different four-game streaks over the last 23 years while heads even had a five-game streak at one point.
At the end of the day, there’s no real way to handicap the coin toss. It’s just a nice way of getting the bets underway in a dramatic fashion.
Result of First Coach’s Challenge: Overturned or Upheld?
This one is all about taking the odds, as the opposite side (overturned) sits at -140. And honestly, do we have any data to suggest that the first challenged play of a game will have a more likely outcome than the other? I think not, so let’s make the smarter monetary play of the two.
Jersey Number of First TD Scorer
Going with this number-range here basically means that we’re looking for a tight end to get the first score. And luckily, there’s plenty of talent at that position for both teams.
KC’s Travis Kelce is one of the best this game has ever seen and should be a focal point in the offensive attack. In the Week 12 matchup between the Bucs and Chiefs, WR Tyreek Hill was the one who went bananas, so I’d expect Tampa Bay to shift their attention towards him fully; that would leave Kelce open a lot and I do believe he’ll smash all kinds of basic props on this night.
On the other side, the Bucs have a formidable duo of Rob Gronkowski and Cam Brate at the TE position. The two will be called on a lot more once again if WR Antonio Brown can’t give it a go. At the end of the day, these are the most trusted hands for QB Tom Brady.