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Super Bowl LV betting – Buccaneers +3 vs Chiefs – Final score, pointspread prediction

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Here’s the thing: Sentimentality and winning money in NFL betting are essentially mutually exclusive. NFLbets can say (write?) with confidence that no bettor ever became prosperous wagering on feelings and hunches. The proper bettor must place the emphasis on the numbers, the trends, the facts and information.

Yet for this Super Bowl, virtually every pregame show, ESPN gabfest or gambling-centered podcast since the conference championship games, the would-be Nostradami are pleased to inform that LV will be a great game, a close game and the Buccaneers might just win because Tom Brady. Get caught up in too much of the noise and the mantra of “Brady the GOAT, Brady the GOAT, Brady the GOAT” threatens to obfuscate rational thought about the point spread, which on Bowl Eve still reads

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 at Kansas City Chiefs

NFLbets implores bettors to stay sane, particularly as regards a certain player wearing the number 12 jersey. When considering how to bet the actual outcome of Super Bowl LV, we’d advise trying to strip away the names and labels. Consider:

Charlestown west virginia hollywood casino. • In getting to the final game, Kansas City first ran up a 19-3 lead against Cleveland before holding on for a win with a perennial backup at QB; they then smoked the Buffalo Bills, who had been looking like the AFC’s hottest team. Tampa Bay meanwhile let the 7-9 Washington FT stay within a score in the wild-card round, took care of business against a crippled New Orleans side and got past Green Bay because Matt LaFleur forgot how math works.

• In the NFC championship, Aaron Jones fumbled early in the 3rd quarter to allow the Bucs to earn a 28-10 lead after a single 8-yard TD pass. Thereafter, the Buccaneers starting quarterback went 6 for 13 for 70 yards – 29 yards of which came on a single reception to a guy considered the greatest TE ever to play the game – and 3 interceptions.

• The Chiefs are currently on a 31-6 SU (21-15-1 ATS) run since kickoff 2019; they’re also on a 25-2 SU run, with one of the two losses coming with second-stringers starting in week 17 of this season; the closest comparison in recent NFL history would be the 2003-04 New England Patriots’ mark of 34-4 SU (28-8-2 ATS). Further, in this two-year span, the Chiefs are 6-1 SU (5-2 ATS) when favored by 3½ points or less and are 28-4 SU (19-13-1 ATS) in all games when favored.

• And from the What Happened to this Statistic Department: For his career, Andy Reid-coached teams are now a ridiculous 24-4 SU after a bye week and 16-13 SU/18-11 ATS in the postseason. With the Chiefs, he’s 6-2 SU (5-3 ATS) including 5-0 SU/4-1 ATS since 2019.

You can see how NFLbets – or even those merely considering these general trends – would favor Kansas City in this game. Of course, there is the actual football to take into account. Putting aside the mystique of Touchdown Tom, the real advantage(s) Tampa Bay has in Super Bowl LV is all in the trenches.

The truth is that the Chiefs defense ranks 31st against the run by the DVOA metric and dead last in the red zone; not exactly the stats you want when facing the twosome of Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones, guys who have been damaging unprepared run Ds all 2020.

And then there’s the well-publicized shuffling of the K.C. offensive line, beginning with left tackle where Mike Remmers moves from RT in the wake of Eric Fisher’s injury and affecting four of the five spots. Center Austin Reiter is the sole starter in the same position from last year’s Super Bowl win. But recall that a) the Chiefs get a bye week, b) Reid himself played on the BYU OL, and c) Chiefs line coach Andy Heck is an 8-year veteran of the Chiefs and considered one of the NFL’s best. NFLbets believes Kansas City has time to formulate a plan, even one that entails stopping Jason Pierre-Paul and compadres.

But hey, forget the facts if you must. You want a compelling narrative? Try this: In Super Bowl LV, we’ve got a generational matchup of Hall of Fame-level quarterbacks that might only be compared to Namath vs. Unitas, Bradshaw vs. Staubach, Manning vs. Wilson – now recall whose team won those matchups. This very game may be the flashpoint moment, the turning point, the changing of the guard from the Brady/Roethlisberger/Rodgers lot (and peers like the Mannings, Brees and Rivers already gone) eclipsed by a surprisingly massive wave of exciting young QBs starting with two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and including Josh Allen, DeShaun Watson, Kyler Murray, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, etc.

And with a win, the fledgling would-be GOAT will have led his team to this first Super Bowl championship repeat since who else but those 2003-04 Patriots. Who, except for maybe Gisele Bundchen, not appreciate such a narrative? Take the Kansas City Chiefs -3 vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and enjoy the history of the moment.

–written by Os Davis

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DOC'S SPORTS – An NFL best bet for me is a team that is coming off an embarrassing performance the week before. All NFL players are paid professionals and have pride and do not like to be blown out on television. Therefore, I like to play a team that got blown out the week before. The oddsmakers usually inflate the spread because they public saw how bad they looked the week prior. An example of this from 2016 is a Week 2 game between Seattle and Los Angeles. The Rams opened up on Monday Night Football at San Francisco and lost 28-0 in embarrassing fashion. They were a +5.5-point home underdog the following week against Seattle and won that game straight up by a score of 9-3.

ROBERT FERRINGO – When I am handicapping, regardless of sport, I think it is important not to just look at what happened but why and how it happened. There are so many misleading scores in the NFL each week that it is crucial to go back and re-watch games and analyze box scores to find those 'hidden plays' that may have had an outsized impact on a game. There are also several statistics that I use that correlate total yardage, yardage differential, scoring and both ATS and over/under performance. And when I see statistical outliers I just know that a best bet is coming. For example, in 2017 one of my biggest totals bets of the year came in Week 10 on the 'over' between Jacksonville and Houston. This total wasn't on anyone's radar, but I was all over it for my NFL best bet that weekend. The Jaguars had rung up 450 yards and 25 first downs the week before against a tough Chiefs defense. But they only scored 14 points because of three fumbles, an INT, a missed field goal and a dropped touchdown pass. They had been averaging around 370 yards per game but just 17 points in their previous four games, so I just knew they were destined to put some points on the board. Sure enough, that game went 'over' the total and kicked off a stretch where the Jaguars went 5-2 against the total and they closed the season going 7-3 on the 'over' in their last 10 games. You can't just look at final scores. You have to analyze how things played out, and that will help you determine what results are legit and which ones were flukes. And then bet the next week accordingly.

RAPHAEL ESPARZA - What I have noticed in the NFL both behind the counter and now in front of the counter is that your NFL best bets should be on hot teams until they are no longer hot. Ask any Vegas or online sportsbook director, and in 2016 the books struggled with the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders repeatedly covering point spreads. And I'm not even talking about moneyline parlays, teasers, and the hot teams that covered the totals. Normally the NFL oddsmakers are really good on Sunday, but every year there is between 1-3 teams that every Sunday the books do not want to see win and cover games. Find out those teams and ride them and you will cash straight bets, moneyline parlays and of course your top plays of the week.

STRIKE POINT SPORTS- A handicapper doesn't want to try to find a best bet each and every week because they just aren't always there. Strike Point Sports prides itself on careful, strategic selections, and this proves beneficial when finding the 'big play' or 'best bet of the week'. We tend to lean towards a home team that is getting less than three points. In many cases when two teams are even, Las Vegas will lay the field goal spread on the home team. When they set the line less than that there is value to be had, especially if it is a team that plays well in front of their home fans. Keep an eye out for the 'short home favorite' in the NFL when you're looking for a best bet. We all know the normal 3-point line on a home team, but we don't all realize the value on the short chalk. Get $60 in free member picks - no obligation - click here

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ALLEN EASTMAN – If you want to be a good NFL handicapper, then you need to be able to think like an oddsmaker. I make my own spread for every single game. And then I compare my lines to the lines that the sportsbooks release. I look where there are the biggest differences, and those are the games I look at first. Of course, it helps when I also have the NFL 411 System, which is based on more than 90 different statistics. It is very detailed, and that is why it is the only documented NFL system to hit better than 60 percent for the past 11 years while producing more than +$25,000 in profit. When I am looking for a best bet, I look to the NFL 411 System. But if you don't have these plays then your best bet each week should be on the play where there is the biggest difference between your spread and the spread the books have out. Get $60 in free member picks - no obligation - click here

JASON SHARPE - The reason why the NFL is considered the toughest sport to win at betting-wise is because information in this sport is everywhere. So trying to look at the stats, watch the games, and paying attention to final scores isn't enough to give someone an edge in this sport. The key is to focus on the one area that the NFL betting markets don't place a big enough emphasis on, and that area is with injuries. The NFL is the sport that deals the most with game-to-game injuries. Being on top of this is where one can find their biggest edges overall as an NFL bettor. I'm not talking about well-known injuries to quarterbacks, but instead look at the guys that most folks don't pay attention to like offensive lineman or guys in the secondary. It's not just about who's out of a particular game for a team, either, but also how good/bad the guy replacing them is also and how big of a drop-off overall there is from player to player. Just as important as that is knowing which guys are now back in the lineup from a recent injury and that effects the team compared to how they played when he is out with an injury. Last year on October 30 I won my 7-Unit NFL total on 'over' in the Washington/Cincinnati game. Both teams had been missing their All-Pro level tight ends of late but both were expected to be back in this one and at full strength. There were a lot of examples of both teams offenses struggling without those two guys on the field earlier in the year, and both coaches had stated how valuable both guys were not only because of how good they are but also because there wasn't another player on their rosters who could bring what these two had brought to their respective teams. Both guys had a huge impact in this contest as they each caught nine passes in the game and helped open up their team's offense, which in turn pushed this game 'over' the total. You have to keep very good notes on players injuries and the effects on their team, and if you do so you can gain a big edge in a sport that doesn't have as many big edges. Get $60 in free member picks - no obligation - click here

DOUG UPSTONE - The methodology I use is by starting to create a spread based on three power ratings I use. They all have various components, designed to cover different aspects of the teams in a particular contest. Next, is the statistical advantages one team might have over another, particularly at quarterback, running the ball, stopping the run and rushing the opposing quarterback. If those show up as more one-way edges and match my power rankings, I move to the next step. That would be finding systems I have developed and look to find more evidence of a special play, and specifically I'm after ones that have a 75 percent or higher cover rate and with a minimum of 30 game outcomes and the scoring average rather easily covers the spread. Up next is reviewing situational aspects, that are team specific, which often can be nuggets of extremely useful information. The cherry on the top of the cake is looking at line movement or the lack of it in the first part of the week. If the power ratings are strong, the stats are in my favor, a system or two light up, and the situation is nicely favorable on the NFL contest that is not on everyone's radar to start a week, that is what I'm looking for in a big play!

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ALAN HARRIS - Working in various Las Vegas sportsbooks for eight years has shown me firsthand that you have to bet against the public when making a big move. Information is now readily available on the web that wasn't around even five years ago, and it's fairly easy to find out what the public is on at various offshore sportsbooks. This info isn't as readily available for the Vegas books, so still having a few connections there certainly doesn't hurt things on our end. It's been noted for those that are behind the counter that if you just bet against the top five teams that the public has put into parlays by closing time on Saturday night, you'd come out ahead at the end of the season. Now, like any system, this isn't foolproof, but being on the side the house needs, especially in the NFL, is never a bad thing. In 2016, we used this theory to perfection in hitting our 8-Unit NFL Playoff Game of the Year with the Packers +5.5 on the road at Dallas in the Divisional Round. Dallas opened up as a 3.5-point favorite, and the books couldn't get a bet on the Packers. We already liked Green Bay, and talking to a few sports book managers around town just confirmed it. We cashed this one with the Packers winning outright, 34-31, advancing to the NFC Championship.

VERNON CROY- A best bet for me in the NFL must fall into one of my top systems. I almost always want to see a line where I feel there is exceptional value. So say the Bears are favored by three points, and my analytics have them winning by 14 points, then there is exceptional line value with the Bears at -3 since the line is off by 11 points. Generally I also want the top play to be going against public perception, as there is added value, especially in the NFL. I want all top plays to have a high percentage of winning regardless of the sport. I have been very successful in the NFL with my top plays because of my 19 years of experience, and I learn from my losses and build on wins.

TONY GEORGE – More so than other sports, you bet numbers in the NFL, not games. In all sports the number is important. However the NFL system I use is power ratings measured against the Las Vegas line based on numerous criteria. When I have an overlay against the spread of more than five points and up to six points, then I will make it my NFL best bet of the weekend. And any numbers bigger than that, which is very rare, I will triple up the normal wager for a huge play. In 2016 I had the Steelers at the Browns laying eight with an overlay of six points. That means my power rating between Pittsburgh and Cleveland was 14 points. That was my Game of the Year in 2016. Your average overlay is around three or four points, if that. Pittsburgh won 24-9, which was by 15 points, so my power rating was off just one point. It is all about the numbers and power ratings in the NFL. Get $60 in free member picks - no obligation - click here

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