Complete Guide to Super Bowl LV

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Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner (literally!) and we’re going to attempt to provide a super guide to Super Bowl LV. Sports Betting Dime’s has Super Bowl odds & props, there’s a game prop for everything from winning margin to first scoring play and everything else in between .We’ll be making an “official” pick but let’s start with the logistics that go into the spectacle that is the biggest game in sports.

THE BASICS

How to Watch Super Bowl LV on Television

Super Bowl LV, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kickoff at approximately 6:30 PM ET and will air on CBS.  Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will have the call in the booth and be joined by sideline reporters Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn, special teams analyst Jay Feely, and rules analyst Gene Steratore. 

CBS will have a full slate of pregame coverage starting with That Other Pregame Show (TOPS) at 11:30 AM ET. CBS’s The Super Bowl Today pregame show will begin at 2 PM ET. Every other sports network will have wall-to-wall Super Bowl coverage.

How to Listen to Super Bowl LV on Radio

Westwood One (Sirius XM 88) will feature Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner calling the game with Laura Okmin and Tony Boselli serving as sideline reporters. 

Nickelodeon on Super Bowl Weekend

While we didn’t get our wish of a big game simulcast comparable to the wildcard showstopper, Viacom was smart enough to incorporate some Nick into its Super Bowl programming. Nickelodeon is airing a pregame special all weekend long starring Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Lex Lumpkin, who were also part of the playoff broadcast. At 5:31 ET. CBS’s pregame show will feature a Nick special segment of Unfiltered with Nevaeh Green, Lumpkin, Jay Pharaoh, and a few surprise NFL stars. Plus there will be Nickafied aspects to the broadcast.

The Performances!

The NFL is trotting out a stellar lineup of artists. As is pandemic was going to dampen the NFL’s pageantry.

  • Miley Cyrus will headline the NFL’s TikTok tailgate show.
  • Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman will be reciting an original poem honoring the three community heroes chosen as honorary captains.
  • Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church will be performing the National Anthem
  • The anthem will be proceeded by a performance of America The Beautiful from Grammy-winner H.E.R
  • The Weeknd will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

SBLV By the Numbers 

3: Number of TOTAL points Tom Brady-led Super Bowl teams have scored in the first quarter in the Super Bowl

5: Patrick Mahomes’s age when Tom Brady was drafted

6: Interceptions by Tyrann Mathieu. The most by an NFL safety this season

10: Number of times it’s taken Shaq Barrett two or less seconds to beat his block. This is the most in a single playoff run.

12: Number of games in a row Kansas City has won with Patrick Mahomes starting

7500: Number of vaccinated health care workers thew NFL has invited to watch the Super Bowl live from Raymond James Stadium

Tampa Bay’s Best Chance to Win

The Bucs’ pass rush – led by Jason Pierre-Paul, Shaq Barrett, and Ndamukong Suh – has been a force as of late. In the NFC Championship, the blitzmeisters were able to pressure Aaron Rodgers on a third of his drop-backs. Like Rodgers, Mahomes is a master at extending plays and making magic happen. But…that’s going to be a bit harder due to the monumental loss of Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher who tore his ACL in the NFC Championship. Fill in Mike Remmers is a fine enough player but still a big downgrade from Fisher. Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz will also miss the game due to injury

Oh, also there’s that Tom Brady guy who has a history of catching fire in the second half of Super Bowls.

Kansas City’s Best Chance to Win

Put up points early and often and also late. The Chiefs scorched the Bucs in the first quarter of their Week 12 matchup. In what felt like a blink of an eye, Tyreek Hill has amassed 200 receiving yards and the Chiefs scored 17 points. Given the start, it’s bonkers to think they only won 27-24. Then Tampa made adjustments and the Chiefs offense went quiet. Still, the Chiefs know they have the offensive personnel to stymie the Bucs’ secondary. Figuring out how to cover Hill or Travis Kelce is a painful Figuring out how to cover both is a nightmare. 

Score Prediction

In Tom We Trust Bucs 29 Chiefs 27