Super Bowl Sunday is finally here, as the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will face off for the Lombardi Trophy at 6:30 p.m. ET in Miami. The latest 2020 Super Bowl odds list the Chiefs as 1.5-point favorites, while the over-under stands at 53.5 after late action on the under. The 49ers won the NFC West on the strength of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's 3,978 passing yards and 27 touchdowns and a run game that produced 144.1 yards per game, second-most in the league.
Kansas City, which emerged victorious in Super Bowl IV as a 13-point underdog against the Vikings, got to Super Bowl LIV behind another stellar season from quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player passed for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns despite missing two games with a dislocated kneecap. The full Super Bowl 54 odds and trends are all listed below, and SportsLine's advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best NFL picks for the 2020 Super Bowl now.
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One of the NFL predictions for the 2020 Super Bowl from the model is that the under (53.5) clears when the Chiefs and Niners meet up at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. While the total moved as high as 54.5 in the two weeks before kickoff, it has dropped a full point in the last 24 hours as bettors give more respect to each team's defense.
The 49ers have one of the top pass defenses in the game, as the defensive end trio of Arik Armstead (10), Nick Bosa (9) and DeForest Buckner (7.5) combined for 26.5 of San Francisco's 48 sacks. Even when quarterbacks were allowed to stay upright, they didn't have much success against the Niners, as their defense allowed an NFL-low 2,707 passing yards this season. Getting to and containing Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be key for San Francisco early to keep the former MVP from finding a rhythm with his receivers.
The model says San Francisco limits Mahomes to under 260 passing yards and two touchdowns. SportsLine's model also says this game staying below the total, as the under hits in more than 50 percent of simulations.
The model also has made the call against the spread and on the money line for Super Bowl LIV, saying one side covers in well over 50 percent of simulations. It's also come up with the exact projected final score for this season-defining matchup, so you need to see its NFL picks for Chiefs vs. 49ers. Head to SportsLine now to see its Super Bowl 2020 picks.
Super Bowl LIV odds
- 2020 Super Bowl: San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-1.5, 53.5)
Who should you back against the spread and on the money line in Super Bowl LIV? And what will the exact final score of Chiefs vs. 49ers be? Check out the latest NFL odds above, then visit SportsLine to see their 2020 Super Bowl NFL cheat sheet, all from the model that is up over $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks.