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Will Mahomes, Chiefs cover as favorites in SB?

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: February 5, 2021, 4:12 pm ET

The last game of the season is here. The Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday and whether you have any rooting interest, or not, there's plenty of action to be had besides seeing Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady crowned as champion, again.

All season long we have provided a range of betting tools for our readers to have a deeper look at trends that could potentially factor in heavily on wagers. Here at Rotoworld, we're putting in the work to make sure every wager you place, gives you the best chance of it being a winning one. 

Earlier this week, we took a look at our Current trends tool to break down the Super Bowl Over/Under total. Today, we are taking a look at our Edge Finder tool where you can dive into simple trends like how teams performed as underdogs over a certain timeframe. The Edge Finder also really lets you go crazy and apply advanced filters to see how teams did in different weather conditions or time of the day. Indicated by a green, yellow or red bar, it's easy to see the strength of trends when looking for the right wager. 

Oddsmakers opened with Kansas City as a 3.5-point favorite in Super Bowl LV. Currently, the Chiefs sit as 3-point favorites on PointsBet. Considering that the line hasn't seen any dramatic movement, let's take a closer look at how Kansas City has performed at covering the spread as favorites for postseason games since Patrick Mahomes' took over.

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KC Chiefs Favs Trend Chart Postseason


As you can see from the graphic above, the Chiefs are 5-2 at covering the spread dating back to the 2018 postseason. We imagine a detailed chart like this could certainly play a big factor when deciding if you want to place a wager on them. Given how the Chiefs have done in their seven postseason games as favorites with Patrick Mahomes under center, our Betting Tools suggest there's a good chance of Kansas City covering the current spread this Sunday. The Buccaneers have had one of the top defenses all season, but we've seen how quickly things can go the Chiefs' way if they're clicking on all cylinders. On paper, this is lining up to be the cherry on top to a great NFL season.


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