This is the NFL’s 100th season, which ends on the Super Bowl LIV on Sunday. The game kicks off at 6:30 PM ET on February 2, and will be between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This is the first time that the two teams will be playing against each other. This game will be particularly explosive, as this game will be between one of the best offensive teams and one of the best defensive teams in the league today.
This is the first time that the Chiefs will be playing the Super Bowl in 50 years. As for the 49ers, this will be their 7th Super Bowl, their last being in 2012. Most people are already placing wagers with their sportsbook software in preparation for the game on Sunday. Let’s take a look at our NFL Sportsbook expert’s take on Super Bowl LIV.
Super Bowl LIV
A lot of pay per head sportsbook bookies will have competitive lines, with the Kansas City Chiefs as favorites to win. They open at 1-point favorites, so the game will be very close. The San Francisco 49ers have a very impressive defense, having ranked 1st in the playoffs and 2nd in the regular season. They are also top of the league in total pass defense.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have an excellent offense. While their ranks don’t show it, they do have a powerhouse lineup in tight end Travis Kelce, Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Mahomes, incidentally, is the top favorite to win the Super Bowl LIV MVP award.
More than anything, this will be a battle between strategy and skill, with the Chiefs capitalizing on them being one of the most pass-oriented teams. How will it place versus the 49ers, whose strength lies in keeping the ball on the ground? Let’s not forget that the 49ers are one of the league’s top running teams during the regular season. The Chiefs are 10-4-1 against the spread when favored, while the 49ers are 5-0 against the spread when underdogs. Whatever bets you make for the Super Bowl, make sure to check out all options, from totals to moneyline to prop bets, and enjoy the game of course!