Super Bowl LVIII has arrived, and we are excited for the matchup. This game features the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The Kansas City Chiefs are the underdog in this game, as they were the 3 seed in the AFC West. After a home win over the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs went on the road to beat the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens to get here. Kansas City is seeking to win the Super Bowl for the second straight year after beating the Philadelphia Eagles a season ago.
For the San Francisco 49ers, they come into the game as the favorites in the game. The 49ers have been the best team in the league all season. The 49ers are looking to get revenge from losing to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl back in 2020. The 49ers used postseason wins at home over the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions to get here.
The 49ers are favorites in this game. San Francisco is -2, and the total for the game is set at 47.5.
Chiefs and Reid Seeking Another Title
Kansas City, led by head coach Andy Reid, faces its third consecutive game as underdogs. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been outstanding in the postseason, amassing over 700 yards and four touchdowns without a single turnover. Tight end Travis Kelce has been a key target for Mahomes, recording 23 receptions for 262 yards and three touchdowns so far in the postseason.
The Chiefs’ run game, led by Isiah Pacheco, has been effective in moving the chains, and the defense has been a standout, allowing an average of just 13.6 points per game in the postseason.
A season ago, the Chiefs scored 38 in the Super Bowl. Mahomes went 21 of 27 for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. Kelce caught a touchdown, and Pacheco got into the end zone as well. That recipe appears to be what they will seek to do in this game as well.
49ers Looking for Revenge
For the 49ers, reaching 21 points has proven to be a magic number for victory this season. Quarterback Brock Purdy looks to avoid a repeat of his four-interception Christmas Day performance, relying on the dynamic Christian McCaffrey, who led the NFL in regular-season touchdowns with 21. McCaffrey has four touchdowns in the postseason.
The receiving trio of Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, and tight end George Kittle adds to the offensive firepower. Kittle has a postseason touchdown, while the three of them combined for 20 in the regular season.
San Francisco has struggled a bit defensively in the postseason. Green Bay scored 21 on them, and last week the Lions scored 31. The 49ers made an emphasis in the two weeks leading up to the big game to improve upon that, as they are facing Patrick Mahomes.
Chiefs Win Back to Back
We are looking forward to this game. In the end, we are going to take the Kansas City Chiefs to knock off the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes to Kelce is too strong, and Pacheco finds open daylight to knock the 49ers off. The key is the Chiefs defense, as they get Purdy to turn the ball over. Our final bet for this game is the Kansas City Chiefs +115 on the moneyline. Enjoy the game and good luck!