The Chiefs were initially considered underdogs heading into Super Bowl LVIII, but as the game approaches, the point spread has narrowed. 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.
It is surprising that the 49ers are still considered underdogs, even by just 1.5 points with DraftKings sportsbook. Both teams experienced setbacks with upset losses on Christmas, but the Chiefs have since improved while the 49ers have been maintaining their position. 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 narrowing of the point spread between these two teams suggests that public perception is shifting towards favoring them both equally. However, it remains to be seen which team will come out on top when they face off on February 2nd at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.