Super Bowl Tips & Betting Strategy: Advice for Picking the 49ers vs. Chiefs Spread & Over/Under

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  • Whether you're picking the Chiefs or 49ers, we provide tips, strategy and advice for betting Super Bowl 54.
  • Learn the best ways to bet on the Super Bowl spread and over/under no matter which wagers you like.

Super Sunday is here. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla., and oddsmakers expect this game to be tight.

The Chiefs currently sit between 1- and 1.5-point favorites across the betting market with the slight majority of bettors (57%) backing Kansas City.

The total is listed between 53.5 and 54 at most sportsbooks, and bettors are overwhelmingly (75%) taking the over.

No matter how you plan on betting 49ers vs. Chiefs, it’s crucial to understand the optimal situation to place your wager(s).

Here are Super Bowl 54 betting tips, advice and strategy to ensure you get the best odds possible for 49ers vs. Chiefs.

Super Bowl Tips & Betting Strategy: 49ers vs. Chiefs Spread & Over/Under Advice

Super Bowl 54 Spread Betting Strategy

If you like the 49ers …

If you have yet to bet San Francisco at this point, what’s the rush?

With the spread in a dead zone in terms of key numbers, it’s likely worth the gamble to see if it starts pushing towards +3 — the most important number in football betting.

While nobody necessarily wants to bet the Niners at +1 or +0.5 if +1.5s are available now, it’s worth the risk to see how the market shakes out in the hours leading up to kickoff.

If you like the Chiefs …

Feel free to shop and take -1. Sure, you can spend the day monitoring line moves if needed, but like I mentioned above, Chiefs backers don’t want to see this number moving towards -3 and miss out.


Super Bowl 54 Over/Under Betting Strategy

If you like the over …

While bettors have been pounding the over since this line opened, the total has started to drop over the past couple of days.

The Action Network’s Sean Koerner projects the fair total at 52.5, meaning there’s still room for the market to knock it down even further.

If you like the over and have to bet it now, make sure you take 53.5 instead of 54. However, if you have time, employ patience and hope late under money continues moving it lower.

If you like the under …

With both late money from sharp bettors and Koerner’s Super Bowl power ratings suggesting the total will keep falling, it’s reasonable to go ahead and play the under now.

Again, take a minute to check multiple sportsbooks and grab under 54.

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