NFL Super Bowl LV Opening Lines, Betting Odds and Spreads for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) drops back to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium.
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Jake Apperley

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Co-founder of Pickswise. A fan of all sports with a passion for the NFL and Premier League soccer. An avid sports bettor who loves fading the public, taking ugly dogs, and the under. Go Pack Go!

NFL opening lines for the spread and total for Super Bowl LV. Get the NFL opening odds for the main betting markets in Super Bowl 55 to make sure you get the early value.

We witnessed two entertainig conference championship games, and now just two teams remain. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did just enough to get past the Green Bay Packers and win the NFC Championship, while the Kansas City Chiefs looked as unstoppable as ever on offense while defeating the Buffalo Bills to capture their second straight AFC Championship.

NFL Super Bowl LV Opening Lines

Super Bowl 55 kicks off in two weeks on Sunday, February 7 at 6.30 p.m ET and emanates from Raymond James Stadium, most notably the home stadium of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will be the first time in NFL history that a team will be playing at home in the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl, which incredibly means he will have featured in 18.18 percent of all Super Bowls. Despite throwing three interceptions against the Packers, Brady and the Buccaneers were able to get the better of that rival. However, you have to think that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will punish them if they were to make those same errors again.

Mahomes looked as hot as ever as he led the Chiefs to a comfortable win over the Buffalo Bills, thanks largely to the assistance of Travis Kelce–whom the Bills have no answer for. In fact, no team seems to have been able to find an answer for this K.C. offense all season. But the Bucs’ defense was able to stop Aaron Rodgers when it mattered, and it awaits to be seen whether they can do the same against the Chiefs on the grandest stage of them all.

Below are the spreads and totals for Super Bowl LV:

Do I like any NFL opening lines?

After what we saw Kansas City do against Buffalo, it doesn’t seem like there’s a team on this planet that can stop this Chiefs’ offense. As such, you have to side with them to win by at least a field goal. Granted, the Buccaneers had a great game against Aaron Rodgers, particularly when forcing a couple of three-and-outs right after Brady threw those interceptions. But Mahomes’ rapport with Kelce and Tyreek Hill has been phenomenal, and it just seems like the Chiefs have too many weapons for the Buccaneers to completely account for all the time. Additionally, Brady has looked shaky in his last two playoff games and it’s hard to see Kansas City allowing any errors to go unpunished.

As for the total, it’s incredibly high–but even then I think you have to lean toward the over. As mentioned, no defense seems capable of completely shutting down the Chiefs right now, and Tampa Bay has struggled to contain receivers in the slot at times. That would suit the likes of Kelce and Hill perfectly. It’s also worth remembering that Mahomes and Brady combined for more than 800 passing yards and six touchdowns when the Chiefs and Bucs faced off back in November. You can expect fireworks when these two great teams do battle at Raymond James Stadium for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

When do the Super Bowl lines open?

Most legal online sportsbooks posted their lines after the conclusion of the AFC Championship game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, when it was confirmed which two teams would be facing off in Super Bowl 55. However, DraftKings and a number of other sportsbooks actually released odds for “hypothetical” Super Bowl LV matchups, with bettors able to place bets on any of the four possible matchups.

Who sets the NFL Super Bowl opening lines?

Oddsmakers launch their opening lines as an educated guess at where they think the line will attract action on both sides. Early line movements usually indicate sharp action. Even though limits are small, sharps are the first ones thinking about opening lines. The lines will continue to move as the week goes on, limits increase, and more information becomes available such as injury reports and weather forecasts.

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