Super Bowl 55 odds: Chiefs open as favorites over Bucs

Neal Coolong
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The Kansas City Chiefs, coming off the strength of an impressive 38-24 win in the AFC championship game, are 3.5-point favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Bet MGM.

Injury reports won’t be formally issued until the week of the game, but the Chiefs saw quarterback Patrick Mahomes play a stellar game despite spending the week on the injury report with a toe injury and having started off in the concussion protocol.

The Bucs did not appear to suffer any significant injuries in their 31-26 win over the Packers in the NFC championship. They were also 3.5 point underdogs in that game as well, showing the resilience one might expect when a team is led by a six-time Super Bowl champion (Tom Brady, who will be making his 10th Super Bowl appearance). The Bucs are the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 7 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.