For the first time ever, the Super Bowl is being hosted in the gambling mecca of Nevada. Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, will be the location where this year’s Super Bowl Championship is decided between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
If this matchup sounds familiar, it is because these two teams met in Super Bowl 54. Kansas City beat the 49ers 31-20, and it was the second time the franchise won a Lombardi Trophy.
Super Bowl 58 Betting Line
- San Francisco -2.0/-130, Kansas City +2.0, +110
- Over/Under: 47.5
That was KC’s first trip to the Super Bowl with Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and head coach Andy Reid, and this year will be their fourth in five years. They’ve won two and lost one and are seeking their third Lombardi together on February 11th.
San Francisco has continued to play football at a high level since SB LIV, but they’ve not been able to put it all together and make it back to the big game. That changed this year, as it was the first full season the team was led by quarterback Brock Purdy.
The 49ers were able to secure the number one seed in the NFC, and they ended up needing the home-field advantage. Both the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions took San Francisco to the wire, but the 49ers proved their grit and came through with the win in each round.
San Francisco didn’t cover the spread against the Packers or Lions. Kansas has covered in all three of their playoff games, and that includes being underdogs on the road in the Divisional Round and the AFC Championship Game.
Why Are The 49ers Favored To Win Super Bowl 58?
18+ NFL sportsbooks are favoring the 49ers to beat the Chiefs because they have a higher number of top-graded talent spread around both sides of the ball. San Francisco had a 3-game losing streak in the middle of the season, but that was while the roster was dealing with multiple injuries to several starters.
That’s not the case now, as all key players on the 49ers offense and defense are primed and ready to go for Super Bowl LVIII. They have the best defensive front seven in football, and their secondary has racked up 26 total interceptions if you include the playoffs.
QB Brock Purdy has thrown for more yards in a single season than any other 49ers quarterback in history. He is flanked by running back Christian McCaffrey, who gained over 2,000 all-purpose yards and scored 21 touchdowns in the regular season.
McCaffrey has kept up that pace in the playoffs, posting 260 total yards and 4 touchdowns in 2 games. If KC’s defense has a weak spot, it is in their run defense, something McCaffrey and 49ers head coach Kyle Shannahan will exploit in SB LVIII.
We expect the 49ers to cover the 2 points at Super Bowl betting sites and win their sixth Lombardi Trophy in franchise history.