The an Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will both be going all-out to win Super Bowl 54 when they square live from Hard Rock Stadium in sunny Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2 at 6:30 PM ET. 5Dimes oddsmakers opened the Chiefs as 1-point favorites on the opening Super LIV spread betting board.
An upset A win by the 49ers would pay out -102 on the Super Bowl LIV moneyline. The game total opened at 51½. Click here for live Super Bowl LIV odds.
Super Bowl LIV Odds Analysis
Before the season started the odds of a 49ers vs Chiefs Super Bowl were +6850. While Kansas City was on top of a lot of people’s lists to make a championship run, San Francisco was a question mark with an unproven roster. Now a Chiefs versus 49ers could very well be the most entertaining and competitive in decades.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs managed to reach their first Super Bowl in five decades based largely on the strength of an explosive offense that finished the regular season ranked fifth in passing and an identical fifth in scoring (28.2 ppg). However, while it is KC’s star-studded offense that gets the lion’s share of the national media attention, the Chiefs also have a defense that closed out the regular season ranked an encouraging seventh in points allowed (19.3 ppg). The Chiefs will hit the field in Super Bowl 54 having covered the spread in both of their playoff games this postseason while riding the wave of a 7-1 ATS mark in their last seven games overall.
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Kansas City’s first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years ends the third-longest drought in the NFL after the Detroit Lions (62) and New York Jets (51). The Chiefs defeated the Vikings, 23-7, in Super Bowl IV and have reached the AFC Championship game just twice during the span in losing to Buffalo in 1993 and New England last season.
On the other side of the field, the San Francisco 49ers will make their first Super Bowl appearance since 2012, based largely on a stingy defense that finished the regular season ranked first against the pass and eighth in points allowed (19.4 ppg), although the Niners also have an offense that somehow managed to finish second in scoring (29.9 ppg) thanks to well-balanced offense led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. San Francisco ranked second in rushing during the regular season while the Chiefs finished a dismal 26th against the run (128.2 ypg).
Kansas City and San Francisco both won seven of their eight road dates in the regular season while the Chiefs went 10-5-1 ATS and the 49ers went 9-6-1 ATS. The Super Bowl hopefuls last met in Week 3 of the 2018 campaign with Kansas City recording a convincing 38-27 win that day. The Niners lost Jimmy Garoppolo for the remainder of the regular season after suffering a torn ACL in that matchup, but t should be noted that Kansas City led 35-10 at the half before Jimmy G was injured while scoring touchdowns on each of their first five possessions. Kansas City head coach Andy Reid is the winningest head coach in NFL history without a Super Bowl victory.