Torrey the Prediction Cat went 3-1 last week, 1-1 in teaser bets. His lone loss was – surprise surprise! – the Bills couldn’t cover. Still, Torrey is a solid 10-2 on the season, 4-2 in teaser bets.
The Super Bowl has been a bit of a bugaboo lately in this column. Then again, who had 13-3 as the final score last year? Nobody, that’s who!
As usual we move the line six points because it’s a a teaser play, and we use the vegasinsider.com consensus odds. HOME TEAM IN CAPS.
SUPER BOWL LV
chiefs +3 at BUCCANEERS
BUCCANEERS-chiefs OVER 50.5
For the first time in 55 years the host of the Super Bowl is playing in the game. Also for the first time ever, there will be a limited fan capacity due to the pandemic. Maybe one of these years, to make it up to the Chiefs, they should play the Super Bowl at Arrowhead Stadium some time soon. How historic would that be?
Defense wins championships – we all know that. Tampa’s run defense is strong. So Tampa can shorten this game and keep it close. You might even be able to play both sides of the game and win that teaser bet – a clever play, if you remember to try it and it hits. The OVER number is a little higher than we’d like to see, but after last year’s snoozer and rules changes that favor the offense, we’ll likely see some maddening calls extending drives. Chiefs 31-Bucs 29.