Will San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan let Jimmy Garoppolo actually throw the ball in Super Bowl 54 after limiting his passes in both of Frisco’s playoff games this postseason? Will Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle outplay counterpart Travis Kelce to show that he’s the best tight end in the NFL? Could unheralded running back Raheem Mostert have another big game after his jaw-dropping performance in the NFC Championship game?
If you’re looking for some expert Super Bowl LIV props odds picks, then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a handful of excellent predictions that are all centered around the San Francisco 49ers and their attempt to win Super Bowl LIV as slight underdogs. Now, with all of that said, let’s get down to business.
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl LIV Prop Bets
Jimmy Garoppolo Total Pass Attempts – 29.5
When I first saw this Over/Under total, my jaw almost literally dropped to the floor. Garoppolo threw at least 30 passes six times during the regular season, but Kyle Shanahan has limited his good, but not great, starting quarterback, in the playoffs in a big way. Jimmy G had a modest 19 pass attempts against Minnesota in the divisional round and a shocking eight pass attempts against Green Bay in the NFC Championship. Hell no, Garoppolo isn’t passing the ball 30 times in Super Bowl LIV.
Jimmy Garoppolo Total Passing Yards – 240.5
Garoppolo threw for at least 241 yards 10 times this season, but he hasn’t passed for more than 131 yards in the playoffs. Again, this one looks like a lock to me.Pick: Under 240.5 Passing Yards
49ers Player to Score First Touchdown
You might not have known who fifth-year running back Raheem Mostert was before Frisco’s NFC Championship rout of Green Bay, but you likely do now after he torched the Packers for 220 rushing yards and four scores. Kansas City’s run defense ranks 23rd in the league and the Niners will look to run the ball early and often with Mostert getting the majority of the carries, making the veteran back the pick to score Frisco’s first touchdown in Super Bowl LIV.
Pick: Raheem Mostert +250
Raheem Mostert Rushing Yards 82.5
Mostert only managed to rush for more than this Super Bowl props odds total twice in the regular season. While he did rush for a stunning 220 yards in the NFC title tilt almost two weeks ago, I’m expecting Kansas City to load up their front seven to stop the run and force Jimmy G to beat them through the air – which he won’t do!
George Kittle Receiving Yards – 73.5
Frisco’s third-year Pro Bowler has only managed to top 61 receiving yards five times in the last 10 games. Not only that, but Kittle has had three straight games of recording 19 receiving yards or less and Kansas City’s pass defense now one of the best in the league. Simply put, Kansas City contains Kittle in Super Bowl LIV.
Pick: Under 61 receiving Yards
Deebo Samuel Receiving Yards 53.5
San Francisco’s strong first-year wideout had a very nice debut campaign by recording 802 receiving yards and three scores, but the former South Carolina standout only topped 53.5 receiving yards five times, including the playoffs. Still, I’ve got a feeling that Samuel is going to be the only other pass-catcher for the Niners that has any sort of decent Super Bowl 54 showing. I like the over here – narrowly.