By News Team
Last Updated: 1st February 2020
The NFL season comes to its conclusion on Sunday night, as the San Francisco 49ers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in SuperBowl LIV. It has been a breathtaking season, with two of the best sides deservedly making the season decider. We guide you through the best bets for SuperBowl LIV.
San Francisco enter as underdogs
The 49ers have had a fantastic season, with head coach Kyle Shanahan deservedly earning a reputation as an offensive savant. He has built an offense with talented wideouts, excellent and diverse running backs, all marshalled by the impressive Jimmy Garoppolo.
This marks the Bay Area team’s first appearance in the big game since the ‘Harbaugh Bowl’ in 2012, where San Francisco cruelly fell just short. The 49ers are slight underdogs entering Sunday’s fixture at 21/20 but should put on a real performance.
Their defense has been exceptional. Their strong defensive line has allowed an opportunistic secondary to gather 12 interceptions and they lead the league in forcing 23 fumbles across the season. Nick Bosa has been a standout in his rookie season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Chiefs double team him on every play.
Bosa is 6/5 to be responsible for over 3.5 tackles in the game, which needs to happen if San Fran are going to have any chance of winning.
Kelce crucial for Kansas
Despite Andy Reid being one of the most successful coaches around, he has only made one SuperBowl appearance, which he lost. However, that could all change this year, with superstar quarter-back Patrick Mahomes running his offense.
The Chiefs, with all their offensive weaponry are 4/5 favourites to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy while talented tight end Travis Kelce is 11/10 to score anytime, something he has done with regularity this season.
Kansas started both post-season games slowly this year, which gave teams an opening. If they do it again here, Mahomes may be forced to rely on his arm even more than usual, unleashing San Francisco’s pass rush, which can lead to errors. Mahomes is 6/5 to throw 1+ interceptions which, based on his erratic throwing angles and confidence in his arm, could be a likely scenario here on football’s biggest stage.
While it is set to be an exceptional game, it could be difficult to predict as neither have SuperBowl experience. Both teams to combine for 1000+ net yards in the game is 17/5, which offers good value for two offensive-minded coaches. The total points spread sits at 54.5 and Kansas have come close to scoring that by themselves so far in the playoffs, so call the over on that – a banker at 20/21.