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Super Bowl 55 Referee Betting Stats

Super Bowl 55 Referee Betting Stats Carl Cheffers Kansas City Chiefs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Carl Cheffers has been named referee for Super Bowl 55 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7. You’ve probably already got all the betting stats and information on the Bucs and Chiefs, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, and much more, but I’m here to bring you all the info you need on the man making the decisions in the biggest game of the year.

Now in no way are these betting numbers the sort of thing you use solely to make your Super Bowl 55 wagers, but I think you’d be remiss if you didn’t have this information in your tool belt before placing your bets.

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Cheffers is an experienced NFL veteran now in his 21st season in the NFL with this being his 13th as referee. Super Bowl 55 will be his 10th postseason assignment as referee and included in there is Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons – or, the 28-3 game.

He’ll be joined by Fred Bryan (umpire), Sarah Thomas (down judge), Rusty Baynes (line judge), James Coleman (field judge), Eugene Hall (side judge) and Dino Paganelli (back judge) in his crew for this game. Mike Wimmer will be the replay official.

I’ve taken a look at some betting results from Cheffers’ games in the 2020 regular season but there are also some trends to note concerning Cheffers’ playoff resume, so let’s start right there.

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Postseason UNDER Bets Making Money

As stated, Cheffers has worked nine NFL playoff games as referee and the most glaring trend has been the UNDER.

Entering Super Bowl 55, the UNDER has gone 8-1 with Super Bowl 51 the only game to eclipse the closing total. Of course, in that game, Brady and the New England Patriots battled back from 28-3 to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 to cash OVER 57.5.

But those eight other games all stayed below the closing number.

As it stands on the date of publication (Wednesday, January 27), the total for Super Bowl 55 sits at 56.5. If it closes at that number, it would be the third-highest total in the history of the Super Bowl, with Super Bowl 51 the highest at 57.5 and Super Bowl 44 between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts the second-highest at 57.

Cheffers most recently worked the AFC divisional-round matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, which finished 17-3, well below the closing number of 50.

The Chiefs and Cheffers do have postseason history. In 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Kansas City 18-16 in a game which featured seven field goals.

Cheffers’ first playoff game also featured the Ravens. Back in 2010, the Indianapolis Colts won 20-3 with a closing total of 44.

The favorites have gone 7-2 straight up and 6-3 against the spread in his nine playoff contests.

Carl Cheffers NFL Playoff History
DateRoad TeamHome TeamClosing Home SpreadClosing TotalATS WinOVER/UNDER
Jan. 16, 2021Ravens 3Bills 17-2.550FavoriteUNDER
Jan. 5, 2020Vikings 26Saints 20-7.550DogUNDER
Jan. 13, 2019Eagles 14Saints 20-8.552DogUNDER
Feb. 5, 2017Patriots 34Falcons 28+357.5FavoriteOVER
Jan. 15, 2017Steelers 18Chiefs 16-2.545DogUNDER
Jan. 4, 2015Bengals 10Colts 26-4.047FavoriteUNDER
Jan. 12, 201449ers 23Panthers 10+1.041.5FavoriteUNDER
Jan. 8, 2012Falcons 2Giants 24-2.547FavoriteUNDER
Jan. 16, 2010Ravens 3Colts 20-6.044FavoriteUNDER

Cheffers The Top Underdog Ref in 2020

If you’re thinking long and hard about betting the Bucs as the underdog in this game, well, you’re in good hands with Cheffers as the ref.

Cheffers was the top underdog referee in the regular season as the dog posted a record of 11-4 ATS in his 15 games. Furthermore, Cheffers was tied with Bill Vinovich, Scott Novak and Tony Corrente and their crews as the second-best UNDER referee with an OVER/UNDER record of 5-10.

The best ref for UNDER bets was Ron Torbert at 4-10-2 O/U. He was also the best ref for favorites (10-6 ATS).

The Chiefs have one 2020 regular-season game under their belts with Cheffers as referee. In Week 2, the Chiefs beat the Chargers 23-20 but failed to cover as 6-point road favorites. The closing total in the game was 47, so chalk that one up for UNDER bettors as well.

All-time, the Chiefs have gone 13-4 SU, 12-5 ATS and 6-11 O/U in games Cheffers worked, while the Buccaneers have gone 5-8 SU, 6-7 ATS and 4-9 O/U.

As stated, this is not intended to sway you one way or another. For example, don’t bet a side because they are unbeaten SU and ATS with a referee working their games. This is information presented so you don’t have to do the work and the results can be used for your capping or dismissed.

But, in this writer’s humble opinion at least, it’s good to be familiar with the folks who officiate games.