49ers vs. Chiefs 2020 Super Bowl LIV Opening Betting Lines

San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Super Bowl 54 Betting Opening Lines

The best NFL gambling sites favor the Kansas City Chiefs, though not by much, over the San Francisco 49ers, as the spread goes for Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

MyBookie.ag Betting Odds for the Super Bowl 54

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
49ers +2 (-115) 55 (-115)  +155
Chiefs -2 (-105) 55 (-105) -135
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The Chiefs are not as flashy and showy as they were last season, but they’re much more balanced team. All of Kansas City’s offensive pyrotechnics couldn’t hide the fact that their defense was like Swiss cheese without the cheese. If offense and defense were brothers who act, last year was Dennis and Randy Quaid, respectively. This season it’s more like Ben and Casey Affleck. Which is a good thing.

What? I like their movies. The point is the Chiefs do not produce as many yards or points, but they still produce enough. At the same time, they allow fewer yards and points. Take Pat Mahomes, for instance. He threw half as many TDs this regular season as the previous. On the other hand, he decreased his interceptions to almost one third from 2018. But let’s if some more of the best online sportsbooks have the same lines.

Xbet.ag Sportsbook SuperBowl LIV Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
49ers +2 (-115) 55 (-115)  +155
Chiefs -2 (-105) 55 (-105) -135
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Apparently so. We’ll check with more of the best NFL gambling sites later. Speaking of balanced teams, the Niners. Hard to believe that 2014 was the last time they didn’t have a losing season. Which doesn’t mean it was a winning one. San Fran sure made a leap from last season and hit the ground running to boot. So while the Chiefs are statistically speaking worse than last year, the 49ers are much better. By the way, there is a good chance the lines will change to favor the Niners, for a couple of reasons. First, though, let’s have one last look at one of the best NFL gambling sites, Intertops.eu.

Intertops.eu Sportsbook 2020 Super Bowl Betting Lines

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
49ers +1.5 (1.90) 54 (1.90)
Chiefs -1.5 (1.90) 54 (1.90)
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The first reason is that the Niners are good against the pass and the Chiefs are bad against the run. Passing is KC’s preferred mode of attack. And San Francisco allowed the fewest passing yards per game in the regular season. Conversely, the 49ers’ favorite offensive avenue is on the ground. San Fran finished second in the league in rushing yards per game during the regular season (144.1). It appears as if they were holding back, because they are averaging a crazy 235.5 rushing yards per game in two postseason contests.

Jimmy Garoppolo witnessed from the field how his teammates ran all over the Packers for 285 yards on the ground. According to David Lombardi’s Twitter, “The 49ers rushed for 6.8 yards per carry against Green Bay today. The Packers have the No. 23 run defense DVOA. The Chiefs — SF’s Super Bowl opponent — rank No. 29 against the run.”

The other reason is as follows. Regardless of who is the favorite and who is the underdog, the Super Bowl is projected to be close. The 49ers thrive in close games. Eight of their games were decided by a touchdown or less. And seven of their games were won on a go-ahead score with less than two minutes remaining or in OT. Each of San Francisco’s last five games was decided by a combined total of 20 points. That includes three games that were won by a field goal as the clock hit zeroes. The Niners’ knack for winning close games was and is noteworthy.