It is surprising that the Chiefs are still considered underdogs, even by just 1.5 points, heading into Super Bowl LVIII. Both teams experienced setbacks with upset losses on Christmas, but the Chiefs have since improved while the 49ers have been maintaining their position.
Despite their regular-season struggles, both teams have found success in the playoffs, with the Chiefs winning three games and the 49ers coming from behind twice to win two games at home.
Many still believe in the Chiefs’ ability to win, largely due to the talent of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. As Mahomes aims to secure his third championship win, there is confidence in his ability to achieve this goal. Many have witnessed Mahomes’ ability to perform under pressure and are hesitant to doubt him in this Super Bowl matchup.
The point spread for Super Bowl LVIII has narrowed significantly since its initial opening day spread of two points favoring the 49ers. Now, DraftKings sportsbook shows a spread of only 1.5 points with Kansas City being favored by half a point over San Francisco. The narrowed spread suggests that public perception is shifting towards favoring the Chiefs as they prepare for their second consecutive appearance in the big game.