Chiefs Open as Favorites vs. 49ers
With the conference championships now in the rearview mirror, we can concentrate on Super Bowl 54. With the matchup now set between the Chiefs and the 49ers, what did oddsmakers open the line at for the 2020 NFL title game in Miami?
Super Bowl 54 Opening Odds
The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook opened the game at a pick’em but the Chiefs quickly became 1-point favorites over the 49ers for Super Bowl 54. That line is now up to 1.5 at some books, while the total opened at 51.5 and has been bet up to 52.5 at the sportsbooks that have released odds.
Kansas City Chiefs Season Betting
With their victory over the Titans in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, the Chiefs improved to 14-4 straight up and 12-5-1 against the spread. The over cashed in 10 of their 18 games played this season, although that record was 3-5 on the road this year. The Chiefs were also 7-1 away from Arrowhead Stadium and 6-2 against the spread.
San Francisco 49ers Season Betting
After throttling the Packers 37-20 in the NFC title game, the 49ers are now 15-3 on the season and 11-6-1 against the spread. The over is 9-8-1 in their 18 games, but just 3-4-1 when San Francisco played away from Levi’s Stadium. The Niners also went 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread on the road, which are the same records that the Chiefs posted away from Arrowhead this season.
These two teams last met during the 2018 regular season with the Chiefs ousting the 49ers 38-27 as a 5.5-point home favorite. That game occurred in Week 3 of the regular season with Patrick Mahomes accounting for three touchdown passes in the win. That was the same game that Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending knee injury as he attempted to gain more yards on a scramble up the sidelines.
This is as even a matchup as NFL fans could have hoped for heading into the postseason. The Chiefs averaged 29.5 points per game this season, while the Niners averaged 29.8. While Kansas City surrendered only 19.9 points per game this year, San Francisco allowed just 18.8.