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Chiefs and Buccaneers each receive positive news concerning injuries ahead of the Super Bowl

by Mike Spector | Chiefs Correspondent |
Tue, Jan 26th 1:27pm EST

Both the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each received positive news concerning injuries to key players ahead of Super Bowl LV. Per espn.com’s story, the Chiefs are expected to have a healthy running back Le’Veon Bell (knee) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf). Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to have wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) available as well as safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle). (source)

Betting Impact:

Following this news, the Chiefs remained three-point favorites and the over/under remained at 56.5 points, per BettingPros consensus odds. All the aforementioned players missed their team’s conference championship games. Of all this news, Antonio Brown ultimately getting cleared to play may come as the biggest surprise considering he was labeled “not as close as we’d hope” to play last week by head coach Bruce Arians. Seeing as the spread currently sits on the key number of three, it is going to take a slew of money or backing from respected sharps on either side to move this line in either Kansas City’s or Tampa Bay’s favor. While many bettors wagered on the opening line as soon as it came out, the number of bets are likely to slow down for the next week before ramping up next week as the game approaches.

Game: KC at TB Sun Feb 7th, 6:30pm ET | Categories: Injuries