Super Bowl score predictions – ESPN experts pick Chiefs-Buccaneers, MVP of the game

On Sunday, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will satisfy at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, for Tremendous Bowl LV. Will Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the substantial-powered Chiefs offense protect their title and just take dwelling a different Tremendous Bowl championship? Can Tom Brady pull off an upset and get his seventh Tremendous Bowl ring? Will one particular of the quarterbacks earn Tremendous Bowl MVP honors, or will a different playmaker arise? Could Chiefs broad receiver Tyreek Hill rating three touchdowns, as he did during the regular-year Chiefs-Buccaneers matchup? Will linebacker Devin White make a big plenty of impact in the center of the Buccaneers’ protection to spoil the Chiefs’ bid for two championships in a row?

Ahead of the 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff, we asked ESPN’s analysts, writers, commentators, columnists and pundits to make their predictions for the big recreation. Extra than 100 specialists weighed in on the winner of Chiefs-Buccaneers, the final rating of the recreation and who will earn the MVP award. In this article is how they picked, alongside with some breakdown of the numbers. And be absolutely sure to check out our Tremendous Bowl preview material.

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The tally: Chiefs have the gain, 81-27

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Of 108 specialists who weighed in, the Chiefs ended up favored by 81 of them (seventy five%), even though the Buccaneers claimed 27 votes (25%).

The most frequent predicted final rating was 31-27, which was picked by 9 of our specialists. The cheapest merged total was 38 (21-seventeen). The greatest merged rating was 78 (forty one-37). The premier margin of victory predicted was 24 details (forty eight-24).

Betting context: Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill now favors Kansas Metropolis by three details. Sixty-4 of the 108 specialists have the Chiefs masking that distribute, even though 30 say the Buccaneers will protect. Fourteen have it as a thrust. The above/less than is 56 at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill. Sixty-seven of the specialists in this pool have the recreation likely above that total, even though 37 like the less than. Four have a thrust.

ESPN’s Football Energy Index: FPI likes the Chiefs (fifty two.1%) by an regular of .7 details.

Predicting a Chiefs victory (81)

“The Chiefs ended up the superior team when these two groups achieved in Week twelve. Although the Bucs have improved considering that, so have the Chiefs. Kansas Metropolis wins 30-20.” — Adam Teicher, Chiefs reporter

Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders: 34-31
Adam Teicher, Chiefs reporter: 30-20
Ben Little one, Bengals reporter: 31-seventeen
Monthly bill Barnwell, NFL writer: 31-24
Brady Henderson, Seahawks reporter: 26-21
Brooke Pryor, Steelers reporter: 38-35
Cameron Wolfe, Dolphins reporter: 31-27
Chris Berman, NFL studio host: 30-20
Ciro Procuna, ESPN Deportes: 31-24
Courtney Cronin, Vikings reporter: 33-28
Damien Woody, NFL analyst: 34-27
Dan Orlovsky, NFL analyst: 30-27
David Fleming, NFL writer: forty eight-24
David Newton, Panthers reporter: 31-23
Domonique Foxworth, NFL analyst: 38-31
Doug Kezirian, ESPN Chalk: 28-24
Ed Werder, NFL reporter: 34-24
Elizabeth Merrill, NFL writer: 31-30
Emmett Golden, ESPN radio: forty one-37
Field Yates, NFL analyst: 34-26
Freddie Coleman, ESPN radio: 38-30
Greg Cosell, NFL analyst: 34-27
Hannah Storm, SportsCenter anchor: 31-24
Ian Fitzsimmons, ESPN radio: 31-24
Jake Trotter, Browns reporter: 31-28
Jamison Hensley, Ravens reporter: 34-20
Jason Fitz, ESPN radio: forty one-28
Jason Reid, The Undefeated: 34-21
Jay Williams, ESPN radio: 34-21
Jeff Dickerson, Bears reporter: 30-26
Jeremy Fowler, NFL writer/reporter: 27-24
Joe Fortenbaugh, ESPN radio: 30-24
John Sutcliffe, ESPN Deportes: 37-30
Jordan Raanan, Giants reporter: 33-32
Kary Correa, ESPN Deportes: 27-24
Kenny Mayne, SportsCenter anchor: 35-28
Kevin Negandhi, SportsCenter anchor: forty one-37
Kevin Seifert, NFL writer/reporter: 37-34
Kevin Van Valkenburg, NFL writer: forty one-24
Keyshawn Johnson, NFL analyst: forty two-27
Kimberley A. Martin, NFL reporter: 31-28
Laura Rutledge, NFL Live host: 35-31
Lindsey Thiry, Rams reporter: 31-28
Marcus Spears, NFL analyst: 31-24
Martenzie Johnson, The Undefeated: 34-27
Matt Bowen, NFL analyst: 31-23
Matt Hasselbeck, NFL analyst: 33-30
Matt Jones, ESPN radio: 38-28
Matthew Berry, fantasy writer: 30-24
Max Kellerman, 1st Consider: 31-27
Michael Eaves, SportsCenter anchor: forty two-30
Michael Rothstein, Lions reporter: 38-27
Mike Golic Jr., ESPN radio: 31-27
Mike Greenberg, Get Up! host: 30-27
Mike Tannenbaum, NFL analyst: 31-27
Mike Triplett, Saints reporter: 30-26
Mike Wells, Colts reporter: 34-24
Mina Kimes, NFL analyst: 31-27
Myron Medcalf, writer: 31-21
Nick Wagoner, 49ers reporter: 34-23
Nicole Briscoe, SportsCenter anchor: 35-32
Pablo Viruega, ESPN Deportes: 35-31
Paul Gutierrez, Raiders reporter: 34-31
Peter Burns, ESPN studio host: 31-seventeen
Rebeca Landa, ESPN Deportes: 31-27
Rex Ryan, NFL analyst: 28-21
Rob Demovsky, Packers reporter: 31-30
Ryan McGee, writer: 34-27
Sarah Barshop, Texans reporter: 34-24
Sarah Spain, ESPNW: 30-24
Sebastian Martinez-Christensen, ESPN Deportes: 27-23
Seth Walder, analytics writer: 34-21
Shae Cornette, ESPN radio: 31-21
Shelley Smith, Chargers reporter: 27-fourteen
Stephen A. Smith, 1st Consider: 38-34
Suzy Kolber, NFL studio host: 28-27
Tim Hasselbeck, NFL analyst: 21-seventeen
Tim Keown, NFL writer: 35-24
Todd Archer, Cowboys reporter: 31-27
Todd McShay, NFL draft analyst: 30-26
Zubin Mehenti, ESPN radio: 31-24

Predicting a Buccaneers victory (27)

“The Bucs’ protection has 7
. sacks and seven takeaways in three playoff game titles — and Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett can make Mahomes come to feel not comfortable in the pocket. But how will their defensive backs hold up against the Chiefs’ speed? I think they’re going to do just plenty of. Bucs acquire 29-27.” — Jenna Laine, Buccaneers reporter

Alan Hahn, ESPN radio: 34-31
Chris Carlin, ESPN radio: 34-30
Dan Graziano, NFL writer/reporter: 35-31
Eduardo Varela, ESPN Deportes: 38-35
Jeff Darlington, NFL reporter: 24-21
Jenna Laine, Buccaneers reporter: 29-27
John Buccigross, SportsCenter anchor: 26-23
John Keim, Washington reporter: 28-24
Jordan Cornette, ESPN radio: 27-24
Josh Weinfuss, Cardinals reporter: 35-34
Katie George, reporter: 31-28
Kirk Morrison, NFL analyst: 31-27
Mark Herzlich, analyst: 31-27
Matt Barrie, SportsCenter anchor: 31-27
Matt Schick, ESPN studio host: 34-30
Mauricio Pedroza, ESPN Deportes: 30-27
Michelle Beisner-Buck, NFL reporter: 28-21
Mike Clay, NFL analyst: 30-27
Mike DiRocco, Jaguars reporter: 31-24
Mike Reiss, Patriots reporter: 30-27
Molly Qerim Rose, 1st Consider host: 31-27
Randy Moss, NFL analyst: 32-30
Randy Scott, SportsCenter anchor: 32-27
Abundant Cimini, Jets reporter: 35-31
Seth Wickersham, NFL writer: 30-27
Tedy Bruschi, NFL analyst: 27-24
Turron Davenport, Titans reporter: 35-31

Tremendous Bowl MVP

Mahomes was the most frequent decide to acquire Tremendous Bowl MVP. Which is not shocking, taking into consideration he’s the quarterback of the team most of our specialists picked to acquire the Tremendous Bowl — and final season’s Tremendous Bowl MVP. Sixty-one particular of the 108 specialists who weighed in on MVP picked Mahomes, 56.5% of the vote. 8 of the previous 11 Tremendous Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks.

Brady was the upcoming-most-frequent decide, earning eighteen votes. 8 other gamers earned at least one particular vote. Odds under are by means of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs (-one hundred twenty): Aaron Schatz, Monthly bill Barnwell, Brady Henderson, Brooke Pryor, Cameron Wolfe, Chris Berman, Ciro Procuna, Courtney Cronin, Damien Woody, David Newton, Domonique Foxworth, Doug Kezirian, Elizabeth Merrill, Field Yates, Freddie Coleman, Greg Cosell, Hannah Storm, Ian Fitzsimmons, Jake Trotter, Jason Fitz, Jason Reid, Jay Williams, Joe Fortenbaugh, John Sutcliffe, Jordan Raanan, Kary Correa, Kenny Mayne, Kevin Negandhi, Kevin Seifert, Kevin Van Valkenburg, Keyshawn Johnson, Kimberley A. Martin, Laura Rutledge, Lindsey Thiry, Marcus Spears, Martenzie Johnson, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Jones, Matthew Berry, Max Kellerman, Mike Golic Jr., Mike Greenberg, Mike Tannenbaum, Mike Triplett, Mike Wells, Mina Kimes, Myron Medcalf, Nicole Briscoe, Pablo Viruega, Paul Gutierrez, Rebeca Landa, Rex Ryan, Rob Demovsky, Sarah Barshop, Sarah Spain, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen, Seth Walder, Shelley Smith, Suzy Kolber, Tim Hasselbeck, Todd McShay

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Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers (+two hundred): Alan Hahn, Chris Carlin, Dan Graziano, Jenna Laine, John Keim, Jordan Cornette, Josh Weinfuss, Katie George, Kirk Morrison, Mark Herzlich, Matt Schick, Mauricio Pedroza, Michelle Beisner-Buck, Mike Clay, Mike DiRocco, Mike Reiss, Molly Qerim Rose, Abundant Cimini

Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs (+1100): Ben Little one, Dan Orlovsky, Emmett Golden, Jeff Dickerson, Jeremy Fowler, Matt Bowen, Todd Archer, Zubin Mehenti

Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs (+1100): David Fleming, Jamison Hensley, Michael Eaves, Nick Wagoner, Ryan McGee, Stephen A. Smith

Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers (+3000): Eduardo Varela, John Buccigross, Randy Moss, Turron Davenport

Tyrann Mathieu, S, Chiefs (+4000): Adam Teicher, Michael Rothstein, Tim Keown

Devin White, LB, Buccaneers (+8000): Jeff Darlington, Matt Barrie, Randy Scott, Tedy Bruschi

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs (+3000): Shae Cornette, Peter Burns

Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs (+8000): Ed Werder

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, Buccaneers (+10000): Seth Wickersham