There are only nine days remaining until the kickoff of Super Bowl LVIII on CBS, and legal online sportsbooks are featuring lines for betting on the big game as well as props that cover the happenings across the entire broadcast.
The odds for betting on Super Bowl 58 favor the 49ers for the win, granting the Chiefs two points in the spread and an over/under of 47.5. One item to keep in mind is that the 49ers have not covered in their last two playoff games, while KC has won ATS in their last three.
The fact that Patrick Mahomes is starting under center for the Chiefs makes it hard to bet against them, no matter what time of year it is or who the opponent may be.
The 49ers pass rush is world-class, led by defensive ends Nick Bosa, Chase Young, and Randy Gregory. The Chiefs offensive line will need their best effort on Super Bowl Sunday to contain the San Francisco front four, and at least one member of the 49ers is chirping to the media early.
Nick Bosa on his impression of Chiefs tackles Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor:
“They hold a lot.” pic.twitter.com/U0YGXiCMqZ
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) February 1, 2024
Joey Bosa’s declaration of excessive holding by the Kansas City O-line is backed up by tackle Ja’Waan Taylor’s six holding penalties this season. Bosa’s statement is tactful because it will cause Super Bowl refs to keep an added eye on Taylor and the rest of the offensive line of the Chiefs.
KC guard Trey Smith has also been flagged five times for holding. These 15-yarders can be drive-killers, especially against defensive units like San Francisco’s.
Super Bowl prop bets have set the over/under at 2.5 sacks of Patrick Mahomes by the SF defense.
SB Prop For Total Sacks By The San Francisco 49ers
- Over 2.5 Sacks +140
- Under 2.5 Sacks -185
The moneyline odds suggest that the total will be close to 2 total sacks, and how much these plays impact the game will be largely determined by what quarter they occur in.
Both Brock Purdy and Patrick Mahomes are poised for significant statistical output, despite the presence of legitimate defenses on both sides. The over/under implies that both teams will score above 20 points.
What may give San Francisco the ultimate edge is Christian McCaffrey. He is one of the few remaining all-purpose backs in the NFL who commands 30 or more touches per game.
With it being the final game of the year, look for the 49ers to give McCaffrey more looks than usual, as injury and overuse are no longer a concern once teams reach the Super Bowl.