Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers is getting ready to kick off on Sunday night. As always, sports bettors are looking into every potential bet that they can make surrounding the game. However, sometimes the most interesting bets are the ones right in front of your face. Read below to find out which bets you may end up thinking twice about.
80% of the Handle on Kansas City Chiefs’ Spread
One anonymous source from FanDuel Sportsbook spoke to Ben Fawkes. It revealed that when it comes to the spread, the Chiefs have 76% of the bets and 80% of the handle. At the time of writing, the 49ers are 2.5-point favorites at FanDuel and 2-point favorites at most other sportsbooks. Despite the disproportionate bets, the line has not moved all week.
When it comes to the moneyline, the disproportionate bets are even more noticeable. The same source revealed that there are nearly eight times as many bets on the Chiefs moneyline compared to the 49ers moneyline.
Why the San Francisco 49ers Are Doubted
Some people can argue the 49ers are lucky to be here. They had to defeat the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions to get out of the NFC. The 49ers scored the game-winning touchdown against the Packers with just over a minute to go. Thanks to a timely interception by Packers QB Jordan Love, the 49ers held onto that win.
As for the game against the Lions, that was even scarier for 49ers fans. San Francisco was down 24-7 at halftime before scoring 27 unanswered points. A miraculous catch by 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk allowed them to gain momentum.
The point is that they have had a few close calls. Plus, they have to go up against the team that beat them four years ago in the Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs Relying on Reputation?
The Kansas City Chiefs are the current kings of the NFL. This is their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons. Now, they are looking to win their third Super Bowl title in this stretch.
However, you can argue the public assumes that QB Patrick Mahomes and company will take care of business. Despite having never played a road playoff game in his career, Mahomes led the Chiefs to two big wins over the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens to get here.
Now, it appears the public assumes this will be the same old story and the Chiefs will beat the 49ers again. We will have to see if the sportsbooks or the public win these bets.