Something changed over the weekend as the Super Bowl betting odds for one sportsbook moved toward the San Francisco 49ers favor with a week to go before the game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the underdogs
The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs were decidedly the underdogs for this year’s title match with the 49ers. Both teams had two practices this week during the bye. The Chiefs appeared to have a much more concerning injury report on Friday.
The Super Bowl odds shifted in the 49ers’ favor
One sportsbook’s odds reflect that. SuperBook Sports had the 49ers as -2 point favorites on January 30.
We're back to 2 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/OCsXtIPI76
— SuperBook Sports (@SuperBookSports) January 30, 2024
SuperBook Sports’ odds changed on Saturday morning. They have the 49ers as -2.5 favorites over the Chiefs.
We've moved to 2.5 👀 pic.twitter.com/MvNu3y48bb
— SuperBook Sports (@SuperBookSports) February 3, 2024
The Chiefs’ injury report doesn’t look good
As discussed previously on GH, the Chiefs have several concerning injuries a week before the game:
Per the injury report Friday, the Chiefs, as expected, ruled out defensive end Charles Omenihu for the Super Bowl. Thuney did not practice on Friday and was listed as questionable to play next Sunday. Moore was a limited participant in practice but was listed as questionable to play the 49ers.
Offensive lineman Prince Tega-Wanogho was limited in practice on Friday and was listed as questionable to play next weekend.
The 49ers did have one troubling injury on their report Friday. Tight end George Kittle missed all of the 49ers’ practices this week due to a toe injury he suffered in the NFC Championship Game.
Kittle expects to play against the Chiefs. However, the toe injury could limit his effectiveness in the game. Oddsmakers don’t seem to think Kittle’s injury is as concerning as the several injury issues facing the Chiefs.
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