Correlate that for the first time, Las Vegas, Nevada, hosts a Super Bowl game on Sunday, February 11, 2024. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, champions of the AFC, face the San Francisco 49ers, champions of the NFC. San Francisco opened as a -1.5-point favorite for Super Bowl betting odds. Last Sunday, San Francisco rallied from a 24-7 halftime deficit to beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 in the NFC championship game. In contrast, the Chiefs manhandled the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC championship game, which was not as close as the score might indicate.
Super Bowl LVIII Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
|Date and Time:
|Sunday, February 11, 2024, 6:30 p.m. ET
|Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Super Bowl LVIII Overview
Accordingly, the Chiefs will play in the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five seasons. Kansas City won the Super Bowl last year and in the 2019 season. Previously, the Chiefs won the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years when they beat the 49ers in the February 2020 Super Bowl. Despite its championship pedigree, Kansas City remains an online betting underdog.
Kansas City Chiefs Team Overview
Last game, the Kansas City Chiefs won 17-10 against the Baltimore Ravens as 4.5-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 44. Kansas City had a regular season record of 11-6 straight up, 9-8 against the spread, and 5-12 over/under the total. Kansas City ranks 9th for total offense, 6th for passing, 19th for rushing, and 15th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 2nd overall, 4th against the pass, 18th against the rush, and 2nd for points allowed. Also, Kansas City ranks 26th for the fewest turnovers lost and 25th for takeaways.
Of course, Kansas City brings the ultimate asset, QB Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes transformed the Chiefs franchise and is the closest thing to an NBA-type one-man team. This year, Mahomes frustrated fans and gamblers with an inconsistent regular season. But in the playoffs, he regained his championship form.
Mahomes favorite target, TE Travis Kelce, has been generating headlines in his own right, both on and off the field. Regardless of his preference for women, Kelce is another asset. Most important of all, Kelce is in the conversation as the best tight end in football history. This year, Kelce had to carry much of the burden due to a Kansas City receiving corps that often had a case of the dropsies.
Kansas City has another weapon that is often ignored: K Harrison Butker. Last year, Butker kicked the game-winning field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles.
San Francisco 49ers Team Overview
Last game, the San Francisco 49ers won 34-31 against the Detroit Lions as 7.5-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 53.5. San Francisco had a regular season record of 12-5 straight up, 9-8 against the spread, and 9-7-1 over/under the total. San Francisco ranks 2nd for total offense, 4th for passing, 3rd for rushing, and 3rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 8th overall, 14th against the pass, 3rd against the rush, and 3rd for points allowed. Also, San Francisco ranks 11th for fewest turnovers lost and 6th for takeaways.
San Francisco QB Brock Purdy is an incredible Super Bowl Bets story. Consider that Purdy began as “Mr. Irrelevant” as the last player taken in the 2022 NFL Draft and a third-stringer to a Super Bowl signal caller. In turn, Purdy’s resilience and demeanor were evident in the 49ers rallying from a 17-point deficit to beat the Detroit Lions.