Opening Super Bowl 54 Betting Odds Favor Chiefs Over 49ers
After a weekend of exciting playoff games, opening Super Bowl odds have the Chiefs favored over the 49ers. Now that the matchup is set, many new betting lines have become available.
According to the Super Bowl point spread at Bovada, the Kansas City Chiefs have opened as a 1.5-point favorite over the San Fransisco 49ers. Oddsmakers have the Chiefs listed at -120 ($120 bet wins $100) on the money line while the 49ers received EVEN odds ($100 bet wins $100).
The current over-under is set at 54 points, indicating a high scoring game despite the 49ers’ defensive proficiency. If the over-under doesn’t have you heading toward your online sportsbook, then consider betting on who will score the first touchdown, or whether the game will go to overtime.
The Chiefs’ most similar opponent to the 49ers was Baltimore, who they defeated 33-28 in week 3. Kansas City did suffer a close loss to the Green Bay Packers in week 8, but that was while Mahomes was injured and Matt Moore was playing quarterback.
San Francisco’s most similar opponent to Kansas City would be the New Orleans Saints, who they defeated in week 14 shootout, 48-46. 49ers defenders Kwon Alexander and Dion Lewis were not healthy for that game.
Both teams are entering the Super Bowl with healthy rosters. Even Tevin Coleman, 49ers running back who left the Packers game with a dislocated shoulder, may be ready to suit up for Super Bowl 54, says coach Shanahan.
Even With the close odds, Joe Montana is confident that “his team” will win the Super Bowl.
Titans vs. Chiefs Recap
Things started well for Tennessee as they jumped out to a quick 10-point lead in the first quarter. The Chiefs once again proved that a point deficit at home is nothing to be concerned about as they scored quickly and were ahead 21-17 by halftime.
Ryan Tannehill played well, passing efficiently, completing 21 out of 31 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Still, with the Titans playing from behind for most of the game, it wasn’t very easy to get Derrick Henry going on the ground.
Henry toted the ball 19 times for 69 yards and one touchdown, an average of 3.6 yards per carry.
The Tennessee Titans defense had been locking up opposing offenses as of late, holding defenses under two touchdowns since before Christmas. The bubble finally burst for the Titans as they faced a loaded Chiefs offense led by Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs took the lead for good when Mahomes, scrambling to find an open receiver, decided to run the ball and ended up taking it to the house 27 yards later.
Packers vs. 49ers Recap
Aaron Rodgers was looking for a second Super Bowl victory and to cement his legacy, but the 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan had other plans.
It must have seemed like a recurring nightmare for the Packers, as the game unfolded similarly to their previous meeting in week 12, where Green Bay suffered their worst loss of the season at the hands of the 49ers.
Although the Packers managed more offensive production this time around, they gave up an identical 37 points, and the game was once again over by halftime.
Running back Raheem Mostert proved to be too much for the Packers to handle, running for 229 yards on 29 carries and adding four touchdowns.
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t have much to do other than hand off to Mostert. He only passed the ball eight times during the game.
Aaron Jones was effective when running the ball for Green Bay, but the Packers became a pass-first offense in order to try to remain in the game.