- The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.
- The Chiefs scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to take the lead late, holding onto it.
- Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl MVP award.
MIAMI - The biggest game and betting event of the year just wrapped up, and we are here to recap all the action, both on the field and on the betting lines.
Kansas City Chiefs -1.5
The Kansas City Chiefs took over the game in the fourth quarter, entering the 4th quarter down 10 and ending the game up 11, Super Bowl champions. Their incredible comeback was marked by stunning passes from Patrick Mahomes, slashing runs from Damien Williams, and sadness radiating from the San Francisco 49ers bench as their defense, which had held the Chiefs at bay all day, finally gave in.
With 7 minutes and 26 seconds left on the clock, the 49ers were up 10 and had a 95.3% win probability according to ESPN. Yet, when the clock hit zeroes, the Chiefs were Super Bowl Champions.
Tyreek Hill Over 5.5 Catches
Tyreek Hill had himself a day, hauling in 9 receptions over the course of the game. The speedster distinguished himself among Kansas City’s targets during a game defined by the shakiness of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hill was the best of Kansas City’s receivers during the game, and his 9 receptions for 105 were integral in keeping the game within reach for the comeback.
Kendrick Bourne Longest Reception Over 13.5
Kendrick Bourne hauled in a 26-yard reception, after having his over/under for distance set at around half that, 13.5. The over was -120, and Bourne delivered, during an important point in the game. Bourne led the 49ers with 42 yards receiving. Yikes.
Sammy Watkins Over 3.5 Catches
Watkins excelled in the game, fulfilling a role as an excellent player that he’s long sought after. Watkins was almost a safety valve, consistently working to get open as quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled under pressure. Watkins was a -140 favorite to get over 3.5 receptions, and he delivered, putting up 5 catches and 98 yards.
Deebo Samuel Over 4 Catches
Deebo Samuel was arguably the story of the first half, seemingly the only 49ers player who came out of the gate ready. The rookie was up to +300 odds to win the Super Bowl MVP at one point during the course of the game but gradually fell back as other receivers took over the show.
Number Of 49ers With Receptions Over 5.5
The 49ers really spread the ball around in the game, and they hit the over for this prop. This was relatively surprising to the public but not to the sportsbooks, where the 49ers were -215 favorites to hit the over on different receivers. Kyle Juzczyck was a notable standout, as the fullback hauled in a touchdown and 39 yards as the 49ers 2nd leading receiver.
Mahomes Over 35.5 Points Pass Attempts
Patrick Mahomes threw 42 passes in the game, as the 49ers got him out of his comfort zone for the majority of the game. Mahomes got it together just in time to lead a massive comeback in the 4th quarter, as the Chiefs scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to erase a massive deficit and wipe the 49ers off the map.