Five Best Super Bowl Prop Bets: Team And Novelty Props For 49ers vs. Chiefs

Posted By Esten McLaren on January 30, 2020 - Last Updated on February 20, 2020

As the San Francisco 49ers (15-3) and Kansas City Chiefs (14-4) gear up for Super Bowl LIV this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, bettors are able to get a piece of the action in a wide variety of ways. We here at PlayPicks have already looked at the best player props for the big game and here, we’ll look at five more team, game and novelty prop bets available for Super Bowl LIV.

The AFC Champion Chiefs remain favored by 1.5 points at both DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. Both books are also offering many other options for neutral fans who don’t have a desired outcome, or those looking to pad their bankroll.

Team props

The Chiefs are the official home team of Super Bowl LIV as the representatives of the AFC; the 49ers are the away team NFC Champions.

Total sacks by away team: Over 2.5 (+115 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

The 49ers share the postseason lead with nine sacks through just two games. They tied for fifth in the regular season with 48 sacks. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has been sacked 45 times through 31 regular-season games in his career. He was sacked at least twice in five games this season, including the AFC Championship against the Tennessee Titans. He was sacked three or more times twice in 2019.

The Chiefs ranked 10th in the NFL this year with a pass-play percentage of 61.44 percent. Mahomes will be dropping back plenty often against a Niners defense which led the NFL with just 169.2 passing yards allowed per game. The difficult matchup will force the reigning MVP to take more time than usual before throwing the ball, allowing the likes of DEs Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead plenty of time to get to the quarterback. Also look for DE Dee Ford to have the inside track against his former quarterback.

Home team to score in every quarter – Regular time: Yes (+165 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

With the projected point total set at 54 at DraftKings and 54.5 at FanDuel, offense is expected in bulk. The 49ers and Chiefs ranked second and fifth in points per game in the regular season with averages above 28 PPG. The Chiefs ranked in the top 10 of the league in average points scored in the first through third quarters, but they dipped to 18th in fourth-quarter scoring with 5.8 points.

They often sat back in the fourth quarter while nursing large leads and that’s unlikely to be the case Sunday. Expect a tight game to keep them pushing the ball offensively late into the final quarter.

Game props

1st half 2-minute warning occur with exactly 2:00 on the clock: No (+330 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

This is about chasing the value. The Chiefs (42) and 49ers (39) ranked second and third in the NFL in passes of at least 25 yards. The Niners also ranked second in the NFL with a run-play percentage of 51.90. Both teams are able to take time off the clock with big plays. As long as the ball is snapped ahead of the two-minute mark, there’s a high chance of a long-lasting play cashing this bet.

Either team to have a successful 2 point conversion: Yes (+275 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

Both teams successfully converted 50 percent of their 2-point conversions this year. While they both attempted just 0.1 2-point conversions per game, this was once again a factor of typically playing with large leads. The tight, high-scoring game will force at least one side to take a late chance in order to pull ahead.

Novelty props

Jersey number of last touchdown scorer – Including overtime: Over 26.5 (+115 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

Late in the game with the Super Bowl on the line, who will the quarterbacks be looking for in the end zone? Their biggest, best pass-catching options. For both Mahomes and 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo, those are their tight ends. TEs George Kittle (85) and Travis Kelce (87) had five touchdowns this season. Kittle shared the Niners’ team lead and Kelce ranked third in Kansas City. Mix in Niners No. 1 RB Raheem Mostert (31) and WR Kendrick Bourne (84) and this bet is a good value at plus-money.

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Esten grew up on a golf course and made the switch from real-life trunk slammer to the daily fantasy realm as soon as the game was launched. He's been betting golf regularly for the better part of the last 10 years, most memorably winning big on Rory McIlroy's 2014 Open title, but a trip to Carnoustie for the 2018 Open and a walk around St. Andrews share the honor for best golf highlight. He has written about all major sports at FNTSY Sports Network, theScore, and SportsBookWire.

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