Super Bowl Live Betting Strategy: The Spread & Over/Under Odds We’re Looking To Play In-Game
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- Whether you've had action on the Super Bowl for weeks or you're looking to bet in-game, this live betting file is for you.
- Our experts run through the in-game scenarios they're looking to bet for Chiefs-49ers.
The action doesn’t stop once the Super Bowl starts.
If you’re looking for ways to play Sunday’s big game between the Chiefs and 49ers after kickoff, our experts are here to guide you through the odds and numbers they’ll be looking to bet.
Stuckey: Live Super Bowl Spread Betting Strategy
I expect the 49ers to have the edge early on against the slow-starting Chiefs. Kansas City has trailed by double digits in the first quarter multiple times this season, including both games this postseason.
But while the Chiefs are no strangers to falling behind early, they also have no issues erasing early deficits. They haven’t trailed by more than seven points all season in the second half of games. Patrick Mahomes seems to get stronger as games go on as he begins to get a feel for opposing defenses.
If the Chiefs again fall behind early, I’ll look for them as a live dog — another 10-0 deficit would set up the ideal spot to get in and likely provide an opportunity to also come back the other way on the 49ers at some point.
That’s my only live betting strategy heading into the game, but things could change quickly based on what I see early on. With two weeks to prepare for the final game of the season for all of the marbles, we could see some exotic looks from both teams (ex. 49ers go with heavy man coverage on early downs). That could drastically change how I see this playing out and where I want to invest in the live market.
Sean Koerner: Live Super Bowl Over/Under Betting Strategy
My in-game betting strategies, from a high-level point of view, will be as follows:
1. 49ers take an early one- to two-score lead > the game flow will favor the over
If the 49ers are able to get off to a fast start, it will put them in a position of strength on offense. Being able to attack Kansas City’s run-funnel defense with their rushing attack and setting up play-action will result in explosive plays that favor the over. In that scenario, the Chiefs would also play at a faster pace and air it out even more.
As we saw in the past two rounds, the Chiefs went down two scores early and the total ended up going over in both games.
2. Chiefs take an early one- to two-score lead > the game flow will favor the under
If the Chiefs are able to get off to a fast start, it will put the 49ers in a situation in which their offense will be less effective. By narrowing their playbook and making play-action less effective, this would be the nightmare scenario for San Francisco.
Additionally, if the Kansas City offense realizes it can take its foot off the gas, it would only fuel an under environment.