Super Bowl 54 Odds, Betting Picks, Predictions: Preview, Spread, Line for Chiefs vs. 49ers
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- Updated Super Bowl odds list the Chiefs as a -1.5 betting favorite over the 49ers.
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Super Bowl Odds: Chiefs vs. 49ers
- Spread: Chiefs -1.5
- Over/Under: 53.5
- Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Miami, FL
- TV Channel: FOX
Odds as of Saturday evening and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.
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Super Bowl Injury Report
Both teams are all systems go.
It’s a bittersweet moment as I’ve written more than 300 injury blurbs this NFL season, and unsurprisingly, we’re down to the two healthiest teams.
The Chiefs biggest question mark heading into this game was DL Chris Jones (calf), who graded as Pro Football Focus’ No. 7 interior defender and is one of the league’s best pass-rushers. But there doesn’t appear to be any more concerns — he practiced in full all week and was removed from the injury report altogether.
RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) had an early exit against in the NFC Championship Game, and his status seemed uncertain over the past two weeks. However, he returned to limited practice early in the week, then logged a full practice on Friday and was ultimately removed from the 49ers’ injury report.
Still, there’s no telling how much time Coleman will actually see given Raheem Mostert is more than capable of taking on backfield duties. — Justin Bailey
Mismatch That Favors the 49ers
49ers Rush Offense vs. Chiefs Run Defense
Kyle Juszczyk and George Kittle earned top-three run-blocking grades from PFF this season, and the Niners’ run game is a completely different beast when both of them are on the field together:
- Juszczyk and Kittle Both Active (12 games): 5.3 yards per carry, 173.8 yards per game, 1.8 touchdowns per game
- Juszczyk and/or Kittle Out (six games): 3.5 yards per carry, 115.0 yards per game, 1.2 TDs per game
After surrendering an unforgivable 28.2 carries for 148.1 yards and 1.2 TDs per game in Weeks 1-10, the Chiefs run defense has started to come on. Since Week 11, Kansas City is allowing just 21.5 carries for 93.6 yards and 0.5 TDs per contest. And just in case you thought the Chiefs weren’t for real, they derailed the Derrick Henry train in the AFC Championship Game, holding him to just 69 yards on 19 carries.
Still, things won’t be nearly as easy on Sunday.