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The matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers is set, and the updated Super Bowl MVP odds are available. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains the favorite to be named Super Bowl MVP. Mahomes has been sensational in the playoffs, but he’s only narrowly favored over 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Following a convincing, 35-24 victory over the Titans in the AFC Championship game, the Kansas City Chiefs opened as a one-point favorite over the San Francisco 49ers, who led from start to finish in a 37-20 triumph in the NFC Championship Game over the Packers.
With every Super Bowl there are plenty of stories, matchups, and factors that contribute to the outcome. Every detail will be combed through in the next two weeks in anticipation of the big game, but we're getting an early start. Here are the the three biggest storylines of the game.
Here are eight championship-round prop bets you can make on Sunday’s matchups, including highest-scoring team, most passing touchdowns, and lowest-scoring game.
Since 2013 the Chiefs have a regular-season record of 77-35, with playoff berths in six of seven years. The postseason, however, has turned into an annual event of heartbreak.
Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial American holiday, and for sportsbooks, NFL fans, and otherwise disinterested viewers who love having a reason to make cheese dip, it’s the best one. America’s ultimate sporting event occurs on the first weekend of February and draws more viewers each year than anything else that has a camera involved. It’s long past time, however, that the NFL accommodate its audiences and move our country’s most-watched event to a Saturday.
The Tennessee Titans will travel to Kansas City, and the Green Bay Packers will return to San Francisco for Sunday’s conference championship games. Both home teams are favored by at least a touchdown, and favorites covered in three of the four Divisional Round games last weekend.
These two AFC squads will face off for the second time this season, after a high-scoring thriller in Nashville on Nov. 10, when both teams struggled to stop the opposing offense's strength. The team that can reverse course Sunday is likely to earn a berth to Super Bowl LIV.
Is it getting hot in here or is it just our takes? BetAmerica columnists Ashley Anderson, Jeremy Balan, Ryan Murphy and Thomas Tassone share their sizzling picks for this weekend’s sports action. Handle with caution!