The line for Super Bowl LVIII opened at 2 in favor of the 49ers and even reached 2.5 at one point during the week. Now up to 1.5 at most books, what's the best bet for Sunday's 49ers vs. Chiefs Super Bowl matchup at 6:30 PM ET?
Chances of playing and betting
101 San Francisco 49ers (-1.5) vs. 102 Kansas City Chiefs (+1.5); o/u 47.5
6:30 PM ET, Sunday, February 11, 2024
Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, NV
Chiefs vs. 49ers: Public Bettors Still Hammering KC
Our NFL Public Betting Insights page shows that 68% of public bettors currently back the Chiefs. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
The 49ers remove Keitel from the injury report
The 49ers were eliminated George Keitel (toe) from their injury report for Sunday's Super Bowl game against the Chiefs. Keitel was limited in each of the 49ers' first two practices to start the week, but was promoted to full on Friday. This veteran team was never in danger of missing Sunday's game, and after being removed from the report, it's officially good to go. In addition to Keitel, the 49ers also removed Arik Armstead (knee/foot) from the injury report.
Rice was removed from the injury report
The bosses were removed Rashi rice (ankle) from the team's injury report for Sunday's Super Bowl game against the 49ers. Whatever injury happened to Rice on Thursday appears to be minor. The rookie receiver was listed as a full participant in Friday's final adjustment and should be good to go for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup. In addition to Rice, the Chiefs also removed defensive tackle Chris Jones from the injury report. Jones was on the quad injury list all week, but he also managed to log a full practice every day of the week.
Chiefs vs. Betting Process 49ers
Under is 5-1 in Chiefs last 6 games overall
Under is 11-3 in 49ers last 14 playoff games
Over is 5-1 in 49ers last 6 games against a team with a winning record
Under is 5-2 in Chiefs last 7 playoff games
Prediction Chiefs vs. 49ers:
Take Kansas City. The Chiefs have covered in a total of five straight games and a five-game playoff streak dating back to last season. They are also 4-0 against the number in their last four games against a team with a winning record, 18-7-1 in the betting window in their last 26 games as underdogs, and they have covered in four straight. Looking for an ATS win
Beyond trends, the 49ers can't make it through the divisional round and tonight's NFC Championship game against Kansas City. They trailed Green Bay and Detroit before attacking in the second half. Commanders are not lions from a defensive point of view. They also won't fade like Detroit did when the lights went too bright.
Do the Chiefs have the same weapons the Niners have offensively? No, but Rice, Travis Kelce and Isiah Pacheco are enough for Patrick Maumes and Andy Reid. But this game comes down to Steve Spagnuolo's ability to game plan to slow down Kyle Shanahan's dynamic offense.
NFL Chiefs vs. 49ers Prediction: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS +108