We love the Super Bowl at Odds Manager, and not just because it’s the one night of the year where eating your own weight in chicken wings at midnight is acceptable!
And not even because you can bet on silly things like the colour of the Gatorade shower and what colour the Weeknd’s jacket will be (we’re not even kidding about that last one)!
We just love it because it’s the Super Bowl, and this year two of the best in the business will be going at it, when Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
So read on for some top Odds Picks ahead of this mouth-watering matchup.
Our Top Odds Pick – Kansas City Chiefs (-3) – 11/10 at bet365
This is the very first Super Bowl contested by the two previous winning QBs, and there’s every reason to think it could boil down to who plays better out of Brady and Mahomes.
The Chiefs were the only team to surpass 5,000 passing yards this season, and Mahomes has thrown just six interceptions in 18 regular and post-season matches.
Brady is not far behind when it comes to yardage, but he has thrown 15 picks in 19 games.
There is also a clear discrepancy in both quarterbacks’ reaction to pressure, with the Chiefs QB far more able to make things happen when the pocket breaks down.
And against a Bucs passing defence ranking 21st in yards allowed, we reckon Mahomes will fire his team to a comfortable victory for the second year running.
Our Long Shot – Mike Evans to Score the First Touchdown – 4/1 at BoyleSports
As good as the Chiefs are, they also have previous when it comes to starting slowly in playoff games.
So it would be no surprise to see Tampa take the early initiative.
And if that happens, Mike Evans is the most likely Buccaneer to make the breakthrough, having scored the first touchdown in two out of the Bucs’ three playoff games this season.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.