Super Bowl 2021 Odds—Best Prop Bets for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Super Bowl LV may be played in front of a reduced-capacity crowd because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be nothing limited about the betting markets.

In fact, the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday could be a betting bonanza for bookmakers.

"We expect interest in the betting to grow the closer we get to Sunday,"
Betfair spokesman Sam Rosbottom
told Newsweek.

"For last year's Super Bowl, 90 percent of all bets were placed on the Sunday itself. With [Tom] Brady taking on [Patrick] Mahomes and a massive global TV audience, this could be one of the biggest Super Bowls ever."

While the vast majority of the early interest has been focused on the traditional game betting markets such as the point spread and total points, hundreds of different prop bets are available across various sportsbook.

Here's a roundup of the best prop bets for Super Bowl LV.


In the 54 previous editions of the Super Bowl, the MVP award has gone to a quarterback on 30 occasions. It is therefore no surprise to see Patrick Mahomes as the 10-11 favorite, followed by Tom Brady at 2-1.

However, with the Bucs entering Super Bowl ranked fifth in DVOA defensive ratings as per Football Outsiders, Devin White and Shaq Barrett are tempting long shots at 40-1 and 50-1 respectively.

Here's a detailed breakdown of the main Super Bowl MVP candidates.

First touchdown scorer

At 6-1, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill are the joint-favorite to be the first player to score a touchdown in Super Bowl LV, followed by Bucs running back Leonard Fournette and wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin at 10-1.

Hill scored the first two touchdowns of the game when the two teams met in Tampa in Week 12, as the Chiefs stormed out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter.

In 19 games this season, however, the Bucs have scored the first touchdown of the game in 10 occasions, including the last five consecutive games.

Evans scored the first touchdown in Tampa's win against the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round and against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

Tom Brady passing yards

DraftKings has the line for Brady's total passing yards set at 295.5, with the over at 5-6 and the under at 10-11. The line is set at 300.5 with BetMGM, with the over at 10-11 and the under at 9-10.

Brady has passed for over 300 yards eight times in 19 games this season and put up 345 passing yards when the Bucs lost 27-24 to the Chiefs in Week 12, but 123 of those yards came in the final quarter as Tampa looked to erase a 27-10 deficit.

The Chiefs rank 22nd in DVOA defensive ratings as per Football Outsiders and have allowed an opposing quarterback to throw over 295.5 yards seven times in 18 games this season.

In nine Super Bowl appearances, Brady has passed for over 300 yards four times.

Patrick Mahomes passing yards

DraftKings has the line set at 325.5 with both the over and the under at 10-11, while BetMGM has the line at 329.5 with the over at 5-6 and the under at 10-11.

Mahomes has thrown for over 325.5 yards in seven of his 17 games this year and passed for a season-high 462 yards and three touchdowns when the Chiefs won 27-24 in Tampa in Week 12.

However, he will play behind a makeshift offensive line missing starting left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, which could have a significant impact against a Bucs defense that ranked third in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric.

Tyreek Hill receiving yards

BetMGM has the line set at 93.5, with the over at 10-11 and the under at 9-10.

According to Betfair, this prop bet is one of the five most popular market ahead of Super Bowl LV along with passing yards for Brady and Mahomes.

Hill finished the game with 13 catches for 269 receiving yards—both career highs—when the Chiefs won in Week 12 and had nine catches for a postseason franchise record 172 yards in the 38-24 win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game.

Gatorade color

When the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, they dumped orange Gatorade on head coach Andy Reid. The color is the bookmakers' favorite at 7-5 and, as per BetMGM, has so far received 30 percent of the handle—the total amount of money staked.

Red, the main color of both franchises, follows at 3-1, while a shade of yellow, green and lime is at 5-1 and blue at 8-1.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid
Andy Reid, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, receives a Gatorade shower on the sideline after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty

Coin toss

Just like any football game, the Super Bowl can't get underway without a coin toss.

Unsurprisingly, heads and tails are both 10-11 with BetMGM. The former has attracted 48.1 percent of tickets—the number of total bets—and 47.2 percent of the handle the total amount of money staked—while the latter has commanded 51.9 percent of the tickets and 52.8 percent of the handle respectively.

Length of the national anthem

Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will sing the national anthem, the first duet since Aretha Franklin was joined by Aaron Neville in Super Bowl XL. The performance of The Star Spangled Banner is even odds to last over 1:59 and 8-11 to last less than 1:59.

For reference, the average length of the performance over the last three decades has been just over 1:56 and the anthem lasted 1:38 and 1:44 when Sullivan sang it at the NHL Stadium Series game in 2016 and before a Philadelphia 76ers game in 2014.