Why Bet on the San Francisco 49ers to Win Super Bowl 54?

Payton Matthews | Updated Feb 02, 2020

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Looking for reasons why you should be the San Francisco 49ers as underdogs in Sunday's Super Bowl? You've come to the right place.

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


Betting Action


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


Betting Action


The San Francisco 49ers are eyeing a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title. Here’s why they will get it done Feb. 2 over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV from Miami.

Being as we are impartial here at Sports Interaction, also check out our look at why to bet the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

2020 Super Bowl Odds: Bet the 49ers

The 49ers might have won the Super Bowl when the Chiefs, as the designated home team for the game (switches conferences every year), picked their home red tops to wear. The 49ers will wear white tops with gold pants. Teams wearing white tops have won 13 of the past 15 Super Bowls, while San Francisco is 2-0 all-time in the game wearing the white/gold combination. The Niners also like Miami, beating the Bengals in SB XXIII in south Florida and the Chargers in XXXIX there.

Not such a bad thing that the Niners are underdogs, either. They have covered five straight games as underdogs away from home. While this isn’t a true road game, San Francisco had three signature wins away from home during the regular season, at the LA Rams, at New Orleans and a Seattle. The Saints and Seahawks were both playoff teams. San Francisco’s only away loss was 20-17 in Baltimore in Week 13 in a game that was decided on the final play. Remember, the Ravens were easily the NFL’s best team during the regular season … and also won in Kansas City.

Super Bowl LIV - Offense

Most First Downs
  • 49ers -120
  • Chiefs -115

While Kansas City clearly has the better talent at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes over Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers have a much better ground game, their own Pro Bowl tight end in George Kittle and clearly the better defence. The best way to stop a high-powered offence is to keep it off the field. San Francisco is well-positioned to do that with the best ground game in this post-season – so good that Garoppolo has attempted just 27 playoff passes for 208 yards. Mahomes, by comparison, has thrown for 209 yards in the second quarter alone in these playoffs.

San Francisco is averaging a whopping 235.5 rushing yards this post-season with six touchdowns. The more a team can run, the more it can chew clock and keep the opposing offence on the sideline. In Kansas City’s last loss, Week 10 at Tennessee, the Titans mauled the Chiefs for 225 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Odds

That the team scores first wins the game is -172 at Sports Interaction. That may bode well for the Niners because the Chiefs were down 10-0 in the AFC title game vs. Tennessee and 24-0 in the Divisional Round vs. Houston. On the Super Bowl first-quarter three-way moneyline, the Chiefs are +125, the Niners +148 and a draw at +275.

Won’t be as easy for Kansas City to rally against a San Francisco defence that is No. 1 in these playoffs in total defence (252.5 ypg) and scoring (15.0 ppg). That unit was No. 2 in total defence during the regular season and No. 1 against the pass.

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