The Kansas Chiefs opened as the top betting favorite to win Super Bowl 2020 over the San Francisco 49ers. Coming into the season, the Kansas City Chiefs had the best odds to win the Super Bowl For the reason that they have a young quarterback. Jimmy G won the league MVP award in his first year as the team’s starter. Also, had gone to the AFC Championship Game the previous season, losing the game to the New England Patriots, who went on to win the Super Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers had been a trendy pick the year before. This after acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots in 2017. The 49ers had the 16th best odds to win Super Bowl 2020. Do the Chiefs have what it takes? The team went on to finish with the best record in the NFC. Also, defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Shortly after San Francisco’s win over Green Bay, the odds for the Super Bowl were released. This was with the Kansas Chiefs and 49ers listed with a point spread of pick ’em. Shortly after the betting lines were released, the point spread had grown to Kansas City -1.5.
Do the Kansas Chiefs Have What it takes to Win Super Bowl 2020
“We had the Chiefs a little higher than the 49ers in our power ratings,” Alan Berg, senior oddsmaker for Caesars Sportsbook, said on Sunday night. “You can make a case for either team, and I expect decent, balanced action from the public.”
BetNow reported that they had taken a $33,000 bet on the Chiefs on Sunday. Also, the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas reported that more than 70% of the action was on the Kansas Chiefs, who were the preseason favorites.
With the betting lines moving in favor of the Chiefs, the 49ers and Chiefs will avoid becoming the first teams to play in a Super Bowl with a point spread of pick ’em.
Teams that have been favored to win the Super Bowl have a 34-19 record in the game. However, teams that have been favored by three points or less have an 8-7 record in the Super Bowl.