With the countdown clock ticking towards the kick-off of Super Bowl LIV, it’s time to start thinking about how you might wager on the big game. Some bettors are simply happy to play the SU, especially when the bookies have the matchup as a tight one. In those situations, you get decent Super Bowl LIV odds for either team you choose. While some play it relatively safe, other go a little crazy, wagering on all kinds of game props, as well as the standard wagers. We are going to try and cover as many bases as possible over the next few days, but we will get the ball rolling for reasons why you think about playing the OVER in Super Bowl LIV.
3 Reasons to Bet the OVER for Super Bowl LIV
The Kansas City Chiefs and the OVER
When you think of the Kansas City Chiefs, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Patrick Mahomes and the powerhouse offense that he leads. They have certainly been firing on all cylinders through the opening two rounds of the playoffs, racking up 86 points and seeing the OVER hit in both of those games.
While the Chiefs were certainly a great OVER bet in the early going this season, they leaned more towards the UNDER in the second half of the season. That, though, seems to be a thing of the past, as this offense now looks to be rolling again, while the defense is a little looser, all of which points to the OVER.
The San Francisco 49ers and the UNDER
The San Francisco 49ers have scored 64 total points through their opening 2 games of the playoffs, and while that is a good deal less than what the Chiefs have delivered, it is still a sign that their offense is more than good enough to drop some points on a Kansas City defense that is not always as tight as it should be. While not a totally convincing argument to play the OVER, it is worth noting that the 49ers are 6-3-1 O/U over their last 10 games.
If we extend that a little further, we see that the OVER has hit in 8 of the last 12 games for the 49ers. I think we are going to see the ball go through the air a lot in this game, which could lead to points hitting the board quickly.
More Arguments for the OVER
It’s always interesting to see where the betting public stands at any given time. If you head on over to OddsShark, you will see that the betting consensus shows that 65% of people are leaning towards the OVER in Super Bowl LIV.
While history doesn’t really have a whole lot of bearing on how things might play out this weekend, it s interesting to see how things have gone in recent years. With the emphasis now more on passing than the run game, it’s perhaps not that surprising to learn that the OVER has hit in 5 of the last 7 championship games.