Yesterday’s conference championship games were some of the most exciting football games of the year, especially if you are a fan of horrible and cowardly decisions to kick field goals in the red zone. After some questionable coaching decisions by both Green Bay Packer’s head coach Matt LeFleur and Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott, we are on to Super Bowl LV. Young superstar QB Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sportsbooks across the country worked quickly to get odds up for the game and opened with the Chiefs sitting as -3 to -3.5 favorites for the big game. The total of the game opened at an astounding 57, which makes it one of the highest totals in Super Bowl history. In other words, the sportsbooks are predicting a shootout two weeks from now.
Super Bowl LV Opening Lines
The SuperBook in Las Vegas opened the Chiefs as -3.5 favorites, while BetMGM located in New Jersey, opened them as -3 favorites over Brady and the Bucs.
— SuperBook Sports (@SuperBookSports) January 25, 2021
Super Bowl LV Opens As One Of The Highest Totals Ever
The defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs dispatched the Bills 38-24 after falling behind early 9-0 in the AFC Championship Game. In the NFC, Brady and the Bucs upset the No.1-seeded Packers and Aaron Rodgers 31-26. Tampa Bay will face Kansas City at Raymond James Stadium, and they will become the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl at their own home stadium. Brady will also become the oldest player ever to play in the big game.
With a total of 57, the game is on pace to be the highest total in Super Bowl history according to The Action Network and ESPN’s David Bearman.
At 57.5, Chiefs-Bucs is currently the highest Over/Under in Super Bowl history… 📈https://t.co/4BIvungp3Y
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 25, 2021
Highest Over/Unders in Super Bowl History
2016 Patriots def. Falcons 58 Over
2009 Saints def. Colts 56.5 Under
2018 Patriots def. Rams 56 Under
— David Bearman ESPN (@DBearmanESPN) January 25, 2021
Chiefs Lose Key Offensive Player
Chiefs offensive lineman and former #1 overall pick Eric Fisher left the AFC Championship Game with an Achilles injury and was later ruled out for the rest of the duration of the game. He hasn’t been officially ruled out for Super Bowl LV, but per the Kansas City Chiefs’ official Twitter account, it doesn’t look very likely that we will be seeing Fisher block for Mahomes’ blindside during the contest.
T Eric Fisher is out with an achilles injury.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 25, 2021
Keep An Eye On The Line
Obviously, the line will change over the next few weeks before kickoff. The Super Bowl is the most bet-on sporting event in the world, with millions upon millions of dollars being wagered on the game each year. With a matchup that will be as enticing as Mahomes vs. Brady, you can expect an astronomical amount of money to be placed on the table over the following weeks, which will push the line back and forth depending on where the money goes. I wouldn’t be surprised if Super Bowl LV, after all is said and done, is the most wagered on event in American sports history. There is too much here to dissect and get into for one article, so we will keep you updated over the next few weeks on everything you need to know to get set to bet on the big game.