Tom Brady has helped bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2002, but they face a challenge in Kansas City. The defending champions rolled through the postseason as expected with Patrick Mahomes and the offense playing fantastic football and the defense rising to the occasion at every step. The Chiefs are trying to become the first team since Brady’s Patriots in 2003-04 to repeat as champions, and they have a great shot to do it against this Buccaneers squad. Chiefs vs. Buccaneers Betting Odds There is so much emphasis on the impact Brady has made on this Buccaneers squad, and while that is partially true, he is not the reason Tampa Bay is in Super Bowl LV. Brady is completing just 55 percent of his passes in three playoff games, and he threw interceptions on three consecutive drives against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game. If not for the defense bailing out the offense against both New Orleans and Green Bay, the Buccaneers likely would not have become the first team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. Tampa Bay’s defense forced a key turnover on either side of halftime that gave the offense short field position to build a 28-10 lead against Green Bay, but its most impressive performances were the two three-and-outs the Buccaneers forced after Brady’s interceptions as well as the red zone stand at the end of the game. It is up to Tampa Bay’s defense to find ways to slow down the Chiefs’ offense because over the last two games, because the Buccaneers offense has scored five touchdowns and ran out the clock off six takeaways. On their 15 other drives, Tampa Bay has scored two touchdowns, kicked four field goals, thrown three interceptions and punted six times. On the other sidelines, the defending champions played fantastic defense complimented by impeccable offense to blitz past Buffalo. Kansas City’s secondary gave the prolific Bills offense no room to throw the ball and the pass rush dominated at the line of scrimmage. Both of those attributes are vital to beating any team led by Brady, especially one with a limited running game like Tampa Bay currently has. One of the big reasons many of the football betting sites in New Jersey love the Chiefs, though, is Mahomes and that offense. In particular, no team has really been able to slow down the duo of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, who are tearing up the league as Mahomes’ best targets. A healthier Clyde Edwards-Helaire will add a solid running game to Kansas City’s attack, and he is also a fantastic pass-catching threat out of the backfield. The interesting question about Kansas City’s offense is whether or not Sammy Watkins will be available to add a third receiving threat to the aerial attack and give Mahomes even more weapons to work with in this game. As with any Super Bowl, there are so many NFL Super Bowl odds to choose from for this matchup, and only so much space in this post for my Super Bowl predictions. The over/under on this game is starting at 55.5 points, which certainly looks reasonable on paper, but it is a bit high for these two teams. These two teams played a 27-24 game in Week 12 in this exact stadium, and I could see a similar contest unfolding in the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay’s defense is playing with a lot of confidence right now and I expect that to carry out into their performance against the Chiefs. Meanwhile, Kansas City’s unit is going to be wary about Brady’s Super Bowl heroics, but nothing about his performance in the playoffs should scare them. I expect the defenses will dominate early in this game, so I’m going to drop the total to 50.5 and bet under 50.5 total points at +175 odds at the NFL betting sites in New Jersey. Chiefs to win The legal sports betting sites in New Jersey have made Kansas City a three-point favorite for Super Bowl LV odds purposes, which seems like a decent enough wager. Kansas City is clearly the better team on both sides of the ball, and they have the better special teams as well. Brady threw for 345 yards when the two teams met during the regular season, but he also threw two interceptions in the second half as he tried to rally the Buccaneers from a significant early deficit. I would bet the Chiefs larger than laying 6.5 points at +150 odds, but Kansas City isn’t great at blowing out teams this season and eight of Brady’s previous nine Super Bowl appearances were decided by one score or fewer. The game will be tighter on the scoreboard than it is on the field, and the Chiefs should win.