Super Bowl LV: Here’s Which Team Is Favored to Win

by Keeli Parkey

One of America’s favorite sporting events is just around the corner. And that leaves fans asking, “Who will win Super Bowl LV?” Will it be the Kansas City Chiefs or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Obviously, fans of each franchise expect their team to win this epic sporting event. However, experts are starting to weigh in on the game now that playoff dust has settled and the competitors have been decided.

William Hill Sportsbook says the Chiefs are a three-point favorite to win their second-straight Super Bowl. Kansas City defeated the Buccaneers, 27-24, during the regular season. CBS SportsLine’s Stephen Oh is also expecting the Chiefs to win.

“While Oh doesn’t have the Chiefs covering the spread at William Hill, my early lean is that they will,” Jordan Dajani of CBS Sports said. “With how explosive that offense looked on Sunday, it’s hard for me to bet against Kansas City.”

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes turned in a stellar performance against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game. He completed 76 percent of his passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns. But, it’s hard to bet against Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady with his numerous years of experience in the Super Bowl.

Mahomes, Brady to Face Off

Super Bowl LV will feature two of the most popular quarterbacks in the NFL. One, Mahomes, is still early on in his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. The other, Brady, is 43-years-old and arguably the greatest QB to ever play in the league. Brady went to Tampa Bay after a storied career with the New England Patriots, including six Super Bowl wins.

“The Super Bowl is the Super Bowl. Being able to go up against one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all time in his 150th Super Bowl, I mean it’s going to be a great experience for me. To go out there and get to have a chance to repeat and get to do it against the best, I mean it’s something special and I’m excited for the opportunity,” Mahomes said about the matchup, according to Fox News.

Interestingly, Mahomes will be trying to repeat as the quarterback of a Super Bowl champion this year. Brady did the same in 2003 and 2004 when he led the New England Patriots to back-to-back titles.

Super Bowl LV: Chiefs to Face Buccaneers

The Kansas City Chiefs earned their spot with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan 24. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers punched their Super Bowl ticket with a 31-26 upset over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFS Championship Game.

Television coverage of Super Bowl LV is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7, on CBS. The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. It looks like the home-field advantage couldn’t help the Buccaneers’ chances in the eyes of some analysts.