NFL: Super Bowl 55 Betting Preview, Odds & Predictions

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) season and usually takes place annually in late January or early February. Here you will find the latest Super Bowl 55 odds and betting tips.

Kansas City Chiefs could have too much offensive power for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Super Bowl LV

Super Bowl 55 takes place on Sunday, 7 February between Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs have the benefit of experience in being the reigning Super Bowl champions (they have also reached three consecutive AFC Championship games and made the play-offs for six straight seasons), but the Bucs have the advantage of the game being played at their own Raymond James Stadium (aka “Ray Jay”).

Oh, and they also have a certain quarterback by the name of Tom Brady.

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Road to Super Bowl 55

In the NFC Championship, the Bucs pulled off a surprise win in beating the Green Bay Packers 31-26, with Tom Brady throwing three touchdowns.

It wasn’t quite so tight in the AFC Championship decider, in which the Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 38-24. The availability of Mahomes for that game after being put into concussion protocol against the Cleveland Browns in the divisional round certainly helped Kansas.

The Chiefs go into the game as the bookies favorites to retain their title against a Bucs team that will be making only their second ever Super Bowl appearance.

At the age of 43, Brady will be the oldest player ever to play in the Super Bowl. This will be his 10th appearance in the Super Bowl, with six victories to his name to date.

Super Bowl 55 Betting Pick

The current Point Spread has Kansas City -3.5; Tampa Bay +3.5. The current Total Points is set at 56.5.

Both these teams have great offenses, so this could be a Super Bowl where it pays to back the Overs at odds of -110 with Bovada on the Total Points.

The offensive strength of the Chiefs with Mahomes directing the play is such that, even allowing for the Brady factor, it’s difficult to argue against Kansas keeping a firm grasp on the Vince Lombardi trophy.

It will come as no great surprise to fans to see that Mahomes is favorite to be named MVP (Most Valuable Player), with Brady seen as his closest challenger (the award usually goes to the winning team’s quarterback).

Super Bowl 55 Prop Bets

As ever with the Super Bowl, there are plenty of unusual novelty and proposition bets to keep any viewer interested. Indeed, ‘prop bets’ have now become a quintessential part of the Super Bowl experience for many fans.

Popular Markets

  • You can start with whether coin toss will be Heads or Tails?
  • An annual favorite is what color Gatorade will be poured over the winning coach (orange seemingly being the favorite at the present time).
  • Another prop bet that is something of a regular is who will the MVP mention first in his speech.
  • You can also have a wager on whether any player will propose to his girlfriend on the field after the game,
  • Or how about a bet on how many times Joe Biden be mentioned?
  • You might prefer to have a wager on how many times Donald Trump will be mentioned.
  • Another favorite wager is how long it will take for the singer to belt out the Star-Spangled Banner? (on this occasion the National Anthem will be sung by Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan)

Super Bowl Halftime Show

There’s also a wide selection of wagers available based around the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, such as how many songs will be played?

Or how about having a wager on how many wardrobe changes will be made by The Weeknd during the Show? Or even if there will be a wardrobe malfunction during the Halftime Show (somewhat less likely with a male performer perhaps)?

There are even more obscure Halftime Show bets on offer, such as:

  • Will Ariana Grande be on stage?
  • Will Doja Cat be on stage?
  • Will The Weeknd mention Donald Trump?

For those with an eye on the financial markets, you can also bet on the price of Bitcoin at the time of kickoff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the Super Bowl 2021?

    Super Bowl LV will conclude the NFL season with the championship game on February 7, 2021 at the Raymond James Stadium (aka "Ray Jay") in Tampa, Florida.

  • Who won the Super Bowl in 2019-20?

    On 2nd February 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to win their first championship since Super Bowl IV way back in 1970.

    Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl MVP Award (Most Valuable Player) as he completed 26 of his 42 attempted passes for a total of 286 yards which included 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and a rushed 29-yard touchdown.

  • What are Super Bowl prop bets?

    Prop bets (or proposition bets) are unusual, fun betting markets specifically created for the Super Bowl. You can bet on anything from the coin toss and who will be the MVP right through to who the winning QB will thank first.