It didn’t take long for NFL bettors to send oddsmakers scrambling to adjust their opening lines for Super Bowl LVIII.
Just minutes after the San Francisco 49ers staged an impressive comeback victory over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night, sportsbooks posted their respective moneyline odds, spreads, and totals for Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11 between the Kansas City Chiefs, who claimed a 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game earlier on Sunday, and the aforementioned 49ers.
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Oddsmakers at bet365 opened the spread at 49ers -2, but within a few hours, they moved that number to San Francisco -1 as money quickly came pouring in on the underdog Chiefs. Some other online sportsbooks opened with San Francisco -2.5 and saw similar action on the Chiefs. As of Monday morning, the spread has settled around 49ers -1 or -1.5 at most online shops.
As for the total, it opened at 47.5 points at bet365 and has remained there overnight. Most online sportsbooks opened at either 47.5 points or 48, and that number has held overnight into Monday morning.
49ers vs. Chiefs odds
|49ers Moneyline Odds
|Chiefs Moneyline Odds
|47.5 points (over -110, under -110)
|49ers -1 (-110)
|Feb. 11, 2024, 6:30 p.m. ET
The underdogs are a solid 8-4 against the spread to this point in these NFL playoffs and are 16-6 ATS (against the spread) in the past 22 Super Bowls. Another fun betting trend: The team that is the higher playoff seed (the 49ers in this year’s case) is just 2-15-2 ATS in the past 26 Super Bowls (in eight of those Super Bowl matchups teams had equal seeding), according to VSiN.
In the 55 Super Bowl games that have had posted totals, the over/under record is 28-27-1. The teams have combined to average 46.5 points per game in those contests.
49ers vs. Chiefs over 47.5 points
Thousands of betting markets have already opened up for the Super Bowl at bet365 and other sportsbooks. You’ll find main markets, player props, touchdown scorers, and bet-boosted parlays already posted Monday morning, which is much quicker than these markets typically open up during a regular season week. These markets will continue to expand leading up to the Super Bowl in two weeks.
As we inch closer to the Super Bowl on Feb. 11, you’ll be able to bet on pretty much anything you can think of regarding the big game. How long will it take for Reba McEntire to sing the national anthem or Post Malone to sing “America The Beautiful?” What colour will the Gatorade be that gets dumped on the winning coach? Will the coin toss be heads or tails? You’ll even be able to wager on which songs Usher will perform or what he’ll be wearing during his halftime performance. And, of course, there will be a plethora of betting opportunities surrounding Taylor Swift, who will surely be in attendance to support her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Stay tuned to Canada Sports Betting in the coming days leading up to Super Bowl LVIII for more betting content to assist you in your handicapping.