Super Bowl 55 is set for Sunday, February 7, 2021, when then the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is the first team to host the Super Bowl, but there will be just 17,500 fans permitted to attend the event. The Super Bowl is expected to kick-off at 6:30 p.m. EST on CBS.
With over 700 prop bets listed on the DraftKings Sportsbook app, prop bets are the best way to get in on the action. There is plenty of value, and plenty of picks, to keep you involved in every aspect of Super Bowl 55.
Below are my best Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl 55 prop bets. All lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Patrick Mahomes 1st Quarter Touchdown Pass: + 0.5 (+138)
I like this prop to get things going in Super Bowl 55. Patrick Mahomes best quarter of the regular season was the second quarter, but the Chiefs QB still had solid stats in the opening frame. Mahomes had a 65.3% completion percentage, threw for 1,312 yards, his most in any quarter, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. When these two teams met in November Mahomes threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter, both to Tyreek Hill.
Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the game and I expect him to throw a first quarter touchdown.
Tyreek Hill to make First Kansas City Chiefs Reception (+225)
Tyreek Hill dominated this matchup last time these two teams played, and I expect the Chiefs to go back to the well here. Whether it is an opening play bomb, or a quick WR screen, I like Tyreek Hill to record the first reception for the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire under 7.5 First Half Receiving Yards (-112)
It is sage to say that Clyde Edward-Helaire has not lived up to his big offseason hype and a big part of that has to do with his ineffectiveness in the passing game. The rookie running back had just 36 receptions for 297 yards this season and has totaled exactly zero receiving yards so far in the playoffs. With Devin White roaming sideline to sideline for Tampa Bay, I expect CEH to have less than 7.5 first half receiving yards.
Harrison Butker over 8.5 points (-112)
Harrison Butker is one of the best kickers in the league and two made field goals plus three extra points gets him over this number. Do I expect the Chiefs to be able to get at least 23 points? Yes, so I love this prop bet. Butker has gone over 8.5 points in seven games this season and the Bucs have allowed kickers to get at least nine points in five games this season. I like Kansas City to constantly be in field goal position in this game, so give me Harrison Butker over 8.5 points.
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