Both the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs head to Hard Rock Stadium relatively unscathed. Neither team suffered a major injury that should affect their game plan. Although that’s true, key players are questionable for both teams. Because the Chiefs and 49ers are so close in terms of talent and ability even questionable injuries could affect our Super Bowl bets. Check out 2 players for the San Francisco 49ers and 3 for the Chiefs who are listed as questionable for Super Bowl LIV. Then, read about how we might want to change our wagers.
Injuries That Will Affect Your Super Bowl LIV Betting Picks
- When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 pm ET
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
- TV: FOX
- Super Bowl LIV Odds:
San Francisco 49ers
- Jaquiski Tartt – SS – Questionable
- Tevin Coleman – RB – Questionable
In the NFC Championship, Rasheem Mostert has rushed the ball like the best running back in the NFL. Mostert ran for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns from 29 carries. But, here’s the thing: Coleman can catch the ball out of the backfield. Tevin also had the better game versus the Vikings in the divisional playoffs. If Coleman’s out, expect San Francisco to throw more to tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel. There’s no way Andy Reid doesn’t put a third man in the box to take away Mostert’s ability to dominate.
Jaquiski Tartt’s status is also important. Tartt will be counted on to cover KC tight-end Travis Kelce. Patrick Mahomes has played lights out in the playoffs. What to do with Coleman and Tartt banged up? Consider going over if you liked the under. Whether Coleman plays or not, SF should open up the passing game while a banged-up Tartt had a tough assignment no matter what.
Super Bowl 54 Wager Change: Consider over if you liked the under
Kansas City Chiefs
- LeSean McCoy – RB – Questionable
- Andrew Wylie – G – Questionable
- Morris Claiborne – CB – Questionable
The Chiefs can get past the 49ers without Andrew Wylie or Morris Claiborne playing a snap. If LeSean doesn’t play, his absence could affect Andy Reid’s play-calling.
LeSean’s a better pass-catching running back than Damien Williams. Not only that, but Damien didn’t have great games against the Titans and Texans. If LeSean doesn’t play, San Francisco could decide to allow Williams to beat them. That frees up a couple of players to double both Tyreek Hill and Kelce.
Does it mean Kansas City is a play against because of McCoy’s injury? No. But it does mean that, maybe, we don’t go all-in on the Chiefs. It might be a good idea to spread our money around more. Lots of prop wagers are already on the site. More will come down the pipe this weekend. Instead of putting it all on Kansas City consider prop bets and putting a few bucks on the over/under.
Super Bowl 54 Wager Change: Spread around your Super Bowl 54 wagering cash