49ers vs Chiefs Under 48 (-110)
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- Both of these teams have been spectacular at putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks in the playoffs, which will help the game stay under the total.
- The Kansas City Chiefs have gone under the total in 14 of their 20 games leading up to Super Bowl LVIII.
The 49ers vs Chiefs over/under is one of the more interesting betting markets for Super Bowl LVIII. Both of these teams have plenty of offensive weapons, but they also have some playmakers on the defensive side of the ball which could send this one in either direction. Here, we break down the Super Bowl LVIII over/under and make our pick on the total for the final NFL game for a long time.
Not Your Father’s Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have been known for playing a high-octane style of football, putting up a ton of points with their passing game. But the Chiefs have played a completely different style this year, winning games with a scoring defense that ranked second in the NFL. While Mahomes and company will be a threat in this game, the defense of the Chiefs could prompt another under for Kansas City.
In three postseason games this year, Kansas City has allowed a total of 41 points, for an average of 13.7 points per game. While playing in a more climate-controlled environment in Las Vegas could lead to a slightly higher-scoring affair here, the Chiefs defense has us enthusiastic about taking the under in the 49ers vs Chiefs over/under market.
Tale of Two Halves For San Francisco
So far this postseason, the San Francisco 49ers have played two high-scoring football games. They exchanged haymakers with both the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions in their two games that led to an NFC championship. But a more steady defensive performance will be needed if the Niners want to win their first Super Bowl since 1994.
There is also a legitimate worry that the Niners offense will have more trouble getting off the ground than usual against the Kansas City defense. Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is a genius when it comes to dialing up pressure on opposing quarterbacks. That could blunt the impact of players like Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel, which could be beneficial to an under play, which is our Super Bowl 58 prediction on the total.
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