Betting On Super Bowl LIV
The 2020 Super Bowl will take place on Sunday 2 February, with the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers set to do battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Hundreds of millions will watch the game live and many of those will be looking to add some extra excitement by betting on Super Bowl LIV.
Where Can I Watch Super Bowl LIV?
The 2020 Super Bowl is being hosted at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. The game kicks-off at 23.30 and is being broadcast live on several channels. FOX will show Super Bowl LIV in America, whilst English watchers can see it on Sky Sports and BBC iPlayer.
What’s the Half-Time Entertainment at Super Bowl LIV?
The half-time show is always an interesting part of any Super Bowl and the singers at the 2020 Super Bowl LIV will be Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
What Type of Bets Can Be Placed at Super Bowl LIV?
There are a variety of betting markets to consider at Super Bowl LIV such as the points spread, which is a type of handicap betting in which one team is given a theoretical start over the other team. Other popular bets include total points over/under, total touchdowns, and first touchdown scorer. Or you can simply pick which team you think will win.
There are also many fun bets that can be placed on Super Bowl LIV. These are known as proposition bets (or more commonly prop bets) and include will the pre-match coin toss be tails or heads or whether it will be the Chiefs or the 49ers that win the toss. You can also bet on how long it will take the American National Anthem to be completed before the game.
We all probably moan that American TV has too many adverts, but you can profit from betting just how many adverts/commercials there will be during Super Bowl LIV. You can even bet on what colour of Gatorade will be poured over the winning coach first.
Outright Odds for Super Bowl LIV
The bookies make the Kansas City Chiefs a best-priced 4/5 favourites to win Super Bowl LIV, with the San Francisco 49ers available at 11/10, suggesting the bookies think this is going to be a close game.
The points spread also suggests that with the bookies betting 10/11 both teams with Kansas City Chiefs giving the San Franciso 49ers a 1.5-points start.
Who Will Win Super Bowl LIV?
The 2020 Super Bowl is being billed as the best offense versus the best defense and, in Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs have the player that is most capable of winning a Super Bowl on his own. The Chief’s quarterback has recovered well from a knee injury in midseason to strike up some awesome connections with teammates such as Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Demarcus Robinson, Sammy Watkins, and Mecole Hardman.
The other plus point for the Chiefs is that Harrison Butker is a better kicker than Robbie Gould for the 49ers.
But the Chiefs offense has yet to come up against a defense this season as strong in all departments as that of the 49ers, who have also slightly outscored the Chiefs in average points per game 30.2 to 29.8.
There’s no doubt that Mahomes had what it takes to lead the Chiefs to Super Bowl success but, if he doesn’t deliver, then it’s hard to see which of the other players for the Chiefs will take up the gauntlet.
That’s not the case with the 49ers, who don’t rely as heavily on their quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. According to his numbers in the last few matches, Garopollo’s importance to the 49ers has decreased. But the Chiefs will know they can’t ignore a quarterback that can throw a total of 349 yards and four touchdown passes, which is what Garoppolo did when the 49ers beat the Saints in December.
But what could tip the advantage in favour of the 49ers is their diversity. Only Baltimore’s rushing defense has been better than the 49ers this season, and it’s notable that the 49ers outclassed Green Bay’s rush defense, which is statistically much better than the Chief’s rush defense.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has instilled lots of pre-snap movement and misdirection, whilst the likes of Laken Tomlinson, Joe Staley, Ben Garland, Kyle Juszcyk, Mike Pearson, and Mike McGlinchey have been awesome in blocking the line of scrimmage.
It’s also easy to see why the 49ers are considered to have the best defensive line-up this season, with Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas and Dee Ford strengthened by the arrival of last year’s 2019 NFL Draft no.2 pick Nick Bosa.
Kwon Alexander is also back in top form alongside Fred Warner, whilst Jaquiski Tartt, Jimmy Ward, Dontae Johnson, Ahkello Witherspoon, and Emmanuel Moseley are about as dangerous collection of defensive backs as you could hope for.
Mitch Wishnowsky is another star find for the 49ers this season, with the Rookie punter pinning the opposition inside their own 20-yards line on two more occasions that Dustin Colquitt for the Chiefs.