Super Bowl LVI Betting Odds - Football Lines

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Attention has already turned ahead to the 2021 NFL season and Super Bowl LVI. At the onset, gamblers are in a forgiving mood towards the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite getting beaten badly by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 as 3-point chalks, the public has picked the Chiefs to make it back to a third consecutive Super Bowl appearance and winning the game itself. The Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the next two gambling preferences. Usually, when gamblers look into the future for their Super Bowl selections, they base their wagers on the past. That is certainly the case here.

Super Bowl LV Recap

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the first-ever team to play a Super Bowl on their home field. Of course, the downside of that was COVID-19 forced a limited crowd at Raymond James Stadium. The CBS announcing tandem of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo expected an instant classic. Instead, they and the national TV audience witnessed one of the most dominant Super Bowl history performances.

The Kansas City offense, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was touted as unstoppable. Yet Tampa Bay suffocated the Chiefs attack. Kansas City was incredibly shut out of the end zone, instead settling for three field goals. Mahomes was under intense Tampa Bay pressure all game as his offensive line was rendered helpless against the Buccaneers. Tampa intercepted Mahomes twice and limited him to 26/49 passing for a pedestrian 270 yards. In comparison, Tom Brady was 21/29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Brady was named the game’s MVP, but the reality is that the entire Tampa Bay defense could share that honor.

Super Bowl LVI

The Super Bowl for the 2021 NFL season will be the 56th in history. SOFI Stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California, will be the venue. SOFI Stadium is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers and opened in the 2020 season, albeit with no fans allowed in the venue. Hopes are high that sellout crowds will enjoy this new and unique structure for the 2021 NFL season and Super Bowl LVI. It will be NBC’s turn in the rotation to broadcast the event. The popular team of Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth are expected to call the action.

Looking Ahead to Super Bowl LVI

The Kansas City Chiefs were exposed in the Super Bowl as a team that lacked sufficient structure and balance. Kansas City’s defense paled in comparison to Tampa Bay’s. Tom Brady and the Bucs probed the Chiefs defense throughout the day for weaknesses they found after losing to KC last November. Kansas City is the Super Bowl LVI futures favorite based on Mahomes and having played in the previous two Super Sundays. That has nothing to do with the need for the Chiefs to improve their lineup in the offseason.

The Green Bay Packers were the top seed in the NFC and are much more popular with the masses than Tampa Bay. That is why the Pack is a second choice to win Super Bowl LVI. But Green Bay, like Kansas City, was exposed by the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game. The Packer defense, while improved from 2019, was nowhere near championship caliber. And Aaron Rodgers did not have an MVP performance against Tampa Bay, calling into question his ability to carry a Super Sunday team.

Finally, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could make the most sense of the top tier favorites. Tampa Bay showed all that defense still matters in this score-happy era of pro football. In fact, the Bucs played the best version of complementary football of any team in the final two months of the 2020-21 season.

Super Bowl Results

SUPER BOWL WINNING TEAM SCORE LOSING TEAM SCORE
55 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Kansas City Chiefs 9
54 Kansas City Chiefs 31 San Francisco 49ers 20
53 New England Patriots 13 Los Angeles Rams 3
52 Philadelphia Eagles 41 New England Patriots 33
51 New England Patriots 34 Atlanta Falcons 28
50 Denver Broncos 24 Carolina Panthers 10
49 New England Patriots 28 Seattle Seahawks 24
48 Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8
47 Baltimore Ravens 34 San Francisco 49ers 31
46 New York Giants 21 New England Patriots 17
45 Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25
44 New Orleans Saints 31 Indianapolis Colts 17
43 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
42 New York Giants 17 New England Patriots 14
41 Indianapolis Colts 29 Chicago Bears 17
40 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10
39 New England Patriots 24 Philadelphia Eagles 21
38 New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29
37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Oakland Raiders 21
36 New England Patriots 20 St. Louis Rams 17
35 Baltimore Ravens 34 New York Giants 7
Full List
34 St. Louis Rams 23 Tennessee Titans 16
33 Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19
32 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24
31 Green Bay Packers 35 New England Patriots 21
30 Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
29 San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
28 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13
27 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17
26 Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24
25 New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19
24 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10
23 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16
22 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10
21 New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20
20 Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10
19 San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16
18 Los Angeles Raiders 38 Washington Redskins 9
17 Washington Redskins 27 Miami Dolphins 17
16 San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21
15 Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10
14 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19
13 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
12 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10
11 Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14
10 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Dallas Cowboys 17
9 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
8 Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
7 Miami Dolphins 14 Washington Redskins 7
6 Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3
5 Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13
4 Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7
3 New York Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7
2 Green Bay Packers 33 Oakland Raiders 14
1 Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10
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