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Super Bowl 2024 odds, opening line: Patrick Mahomes, 49ers slight underdogs vs. Chiefs in Super Bowl 58

Super Bowl 2024 odds, opening line: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs slight underdogs vs. 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII

The NFL’s Championship Sunday delivered thrilling matchups, with the Kansas City Chiefs securing their second consecutive upset victory by defeating the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens 17-10, while the San Francisco 49ers orchestrated a remarkable second-half comeback against the Detroit Lions to earn their spot in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl.

Sportsbooks wasted no time in setting the odds for the final showdown of the season, with the initial lines favoring the 49ers by a narrow margin over the Chiefs, with a total set in the high 40s.

Here are the initial lines:

San Francisco 49ers: -2.5, Over 47.5 Kansas City Chiefs: +2.5, Under 47.5

It’s important to note that these lines are live and subject to change, as evidenced by the overnight movement that saw the line shift by a full 1.5 points, with the 49ers now sitting at -1 on Monday morning.

In terms of postseason performance against the spread, the 49ers are 0-2 while the Chiefs are 3-0, suggesting differing betting trends for each team.

The upcoming Super Bowl marks a rematch of Super Bowl LIV, where Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers, fueled by a 21-point fourth quarter surge.

Mahomes, aiming to lead the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl championships, boasts an impressive record in Allegiant Stadium, with a perfect 4-0 record in Vegas and notable statistical achievements.

For the 49ers, this will be their eighth Super Bowl appearance, tying them with esteemed franchises like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and Denver Broncos. A victory would place them in the ranks of the Steelers and Patriots for the most Super Bowl victories by a franchise (6).

Brock Purdy’s journey from Mr. Irrelevant in 2022 to starting quarterback in the Super Bowl is noteworthy, making him the lowest-drafted quarterback to start in the game’s history. Additionally, he ranks as the third-youngest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl.

With these two formidable teams set to face off, the stage is set for an exciting showdown on February 11th, airing on DAzn. Football fans around the world eagerly anticipate witnessing history unfold in Super Bowl LVIII.

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