2020 Super Bowl Prediction: 49ers vs Chiefs Point Spread

Payton Matthews | Updated Feb 02, 2020

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For the first time ever, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will face off in a postseason game. They meet in Super Bowl LIV on February 2 in Miami.

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February 02, 2020, 6:30 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium
Pointspread +2 -110
Moneyline +108
Over / Under o +53

36%

Betting Action

64%

Pointspread -2 -110
Moneyline -130
Over / Under u +53

36%

Betting Action

64%

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years – that’s the longest stretch between appearances in league history. The San Francisco 49ers, meanwhile, are looking to win a record-tying sixth Super Bowl. There are story lines galore for the matchup on February 2 in Miami.

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These teams didn’t play in the 2019 regular season but did in the preseason for what’s that worth (nothing really). The 49ers won 27-17 in Kansas City on August 24. Both starting quarterbacks played a fair amount. The teams last played in a game that mattered in Week 3 of the 2018 season also in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 38-27 behind 314 yards passing and three touchdowns from Patrick Mahomes and two rushing scores from Kareem Hunt (no longer with Chiefs).

The bigger news from that was Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffering a serious knee injury in the fourth quarter that would end his season. In a way, that helped put the Niners in this game because they struggled to a 4-12 record that year, which landed them the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. San Francisco used that on Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, who is probably going to win NFL Rookie of the Year honours and is a big reason what the Niners’ defence has taken a huge step forward this season.

Kansas City is 4-1 against the spread in the past five meetings.

San Francisco 49ers

The NFC top-seeded 49ers have not been challenged much in these playoffs, beating Minnesota 27-10 in the Divisional Round and then Green Bay 37-20 on Sunday in the conference title game. Raheem Mostert, who has been released seven times in his pro career, had arguably the greatest post-season game by a running back in league history vs. the Packers with 220 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 29 carries. He was the workhorse because fellow tailback Tevin Coleman hurt his shoulder in the game and didn’t return. Too early to know if Coleman will play in this game.

San Francisco was so dominant on the ground that Garoppolo attempted just eight passes. The 49ers are the third team to make it to the Super Bowl a year after winning four or fewer games. They have covered five straight games as underdogs.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are the “home” team for the Super Bowl, which only matters in terms of the coin toss (Niners will call it) and uniform choice (K.C. will wear red). This probably won’t be the last Super Bowl trip for Mahomes, who is already trending as an all-time great in only his second year as a starter. He’s the clear-cut favourite to win game MVP honours at Sports Interaction and threw for 294 yards and three scores in Sunday’s 35-24 win over Tennessee.

The Chiefs have had one troubling issues in their two playoff games: Falling behind early. They were down 24-0 vs. Houston in the Divisional Round and 17-7 late in the second quarter vs. the Titans. Andy Reid is one of the great regular-season coaches in NFL history, but he has yet to win a Super Bowl; it’s only his second trip. Kansas City is 7-0-1 ATS in its past eight games.

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