They say scared money don’t make money, and that’s certainly true.
But when you have enough money to bet $2.3 million on a single thing, what is there to really be scared of?
That’s what someone bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. They’re +3.5 on the spread. Someone bet $2.3 million that they’d be able to cover against the Chiefs, according to Bet MGM.
Bet Online is allowing bettors to wager on what his mask will look like during the Super Bowl. You can put your money on a mask that’s branded with the Chiefs logo, one that features no logo or a Hawaiian-themed one, given the beloved coach’s penchant for Hawaiian shirts.
And if they do cover, the person who placed that bet will get a cool $2 million back. Talk about getting a bang for your buck. Or…your Bucs.
Don’t worry. I’ll see myself out.
When you’re already betting $2.3 million, another $2 million is certainly not life-changing money for this bettor. But it’s still a lot. Good luck, I guess.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will battle Super Bowl LV. The game takes place Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. It would be the Chiefs’ second straight title and for the Bucs, it would be their first since Super Bowl XXXVII in February 2003. Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is in his 10th Super Bowl and seeking his seventh championship. Below, we analyze the Super Bowl 55 odds and lines at BetMGM with picks and predictions for the first-half money line.
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Friday at 11:50 a.m. ET.
While people will remember the second halves of games and how things ended, having a lead in the first half of the Super Bowl matters. Now, last year’s game between the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers was the fourth first-half tie in the Big Game, but teams going into the half with the lead are 38-12 in the Super Bowl.
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The Chiefs held the halftime lead in both of their games this postseason, leading the Cleveland Browns19-3 at the half in the divisional round and holding a21-12 lead at the half over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship. In last year’s championship run, the Chiefs led at the half in one game, trailed in another and were tied in the Super Bowl.
Tampa Bay led at the half in the wild-card round and the NFC Championship but was tied at the half in the divisional round. When the Bucs and Chiefs met in Week 12, the Chiefs led 20-7 after one half, en route to a 27-24 win.
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If we look at Tom Brady’s New England Patriots teams in the Super Bowl, they led at halftime only five times, although they trailed only twice.
You have to like how the Chiefs are playing right now. The Bucs have the defense and the edge rushers to cause QB Patrick Mahomes trouble, especially with LT Eric Fisher out with an Achilles tear, but Kansas City has been here before and is playing at a high level. The Chiefs have played with the lead all postseason and did it against the Bucs in the regular season.
The question is whether they can stave off a comeback.
Triple crown races 2021. As for the first half, bet the CHIEFS (-150).
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