The 54th SuperBowl will decide NFL’s champion for 2020. SuperBowl LIV will see the San Francisco 49ers (15-3) take on the Kansas City Chiefs (14-4) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, February 2, with kickoff at 6.30 p.m. ET. The final game of the NFL season will take place before a sellout crowd and potentially a hundred million viewers. The average TV audience for the SuperBowl has been waning while streaming viewers have increased.
The volume of bets on the SuperBowl is massive. SuperBowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots took $145.9 million in bets at Nevada sportsbooks last year. Data from the American Gaming Association shows that 26 million Americans will bet approximately $8.6 billion on SuperBowl LIV, an increase of 15% over last year. That would mean a record number of bets at legal online and retail sportsbooks.
SuperBowl odds: 49ers vs Chiefs
Chiefs are the narrow betting favorites, with SuperBowl spread staying between -1 and -1.5 across various sportsbooks. The latest odds for the game are as follows:
SuperBowl lines: 49ers vs Chiefs
The latest lines for the 49ers vs Chiefs game at various sportsbooks are as follows:
|FanDuel||Chiefs -1.5, O/U 54|
|DraftKings||Chiefs -1.5, O/U 54|
|BetMGM||Chiefs -1.5, O/U 53.5|
|PointsBet||Chiefs -1.5, O/U 54|
|William Hill||Chiefs -1, O/U 54|
49ers vs Chiefs: Betting Notes
This is the 49ers first SuperBowl appearance since their defeat at SuperBowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens 34-31 in 2013. The Chiefs last played in a SuperBowl back in 1970, recording a win over the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers have a strong defense while the Chiefs have the kind of elite offense that can carry the game for them.
Both teams beat their opponents decisively in the playoffs. The 49ers took down the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 and then overcame the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFC Championship. The Chiefs cruised past the Houston Texans 51-31 and Tennessee Titans 35-24 in the second and third rounds.
Many sports columnists and reports are of the opinion that while the 49ers should win, the Chiefs will pull off a victory, with 2018 MVP Patrick Mahomes on their side and expected to make a difference in the final minute of the game. It is also possible that the 49ers front four can put pressure on Mahomes, although it is to be seen if they can shut him down and wrest the Lombardi Trophy away from the Chiefs on the strength of their passing defense.