We’ll never know who actually shed more sweat, Kansas City Chief’s bettors or their players. But we do know there was a lot of sweat and nails chewed down to nubs.
With their 31-20 Super Bowl LIV victory over the 49ers, the Chiefs are the first team in the history of the NFL to win three games after trailing by ten or more points during the postseason.
Patrick Mahomes and company provided some tense moments but overall, they treated bettors well this season.
- The Chiefs covered the spread in their last nine games, including the playoffs.
- The Chiefs opened the season as +600 to win the Super Bowl. Their odds dropped to +1400 when Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap in mid-October.
- During the regular season the Chiefs were 10-5-1 ATS.
FanDuel online sportsbook
According to a FanDuel tweet before kickoff, 55% of the moneyline bets were on the 49ers.
“Tails never fails” proved true and paid $200,000 to FanDuel Sportsbook users who bet on the coin toss.
Here is a look at the odds at FanDuel when the Chiefs fell behind 20-10 with 2:35 left in the third quarter:
In a huge market for prop bets, Mahomes scoring a touchdown proved to be the biggest prop wager win for FanDuel customers. More than $2 million was won on moneyline and spread markets.
FanDuel took a number of big bets for the Super Bowl.
- In New Jersey, a $40,000 bet on Chiefs moneyline at -128 (payout $71,300)
- In New Jersey, a $32,800 bet on Chiefs spread (-1.5) at -115 ($61,300)
And some that lost:
- $49,500 bet on 49ers spread (+1.5) at -110.
- $100,000 bet on 49ers moneyline at +106.
- $267,600 bet on Damien Williams under 53.5 rushing yards at -118.
- $22,500 bet on 49ers moneyline at +112.
BetRivers online sportsbook
At BetRivers PA, the Chiefs garnered 60% of moneyline handle and 70% of spread-ticket money. The Chiefs saw a jump in support from 49% of the moneyline handle Friday to 60% by kickoff. A tie at halftime earned a +950 payout.
Mahomes, who looked shaky in the first half, rebounded and won the MVP award which he was favored to claim (+115).
Nearly everyone expected an offensive explosion since the 49ers and Chiefs ranked second and fifth respectively for total points scored during the regular season. The “over” was a popular play early and settled at 53. A 31-20 final score meant only 24% of over/under tickets collected.
Mattias Stetz, C.O.O of Rush Street Interactive, which operates PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers sportsbooks commented:
“Kansas City bettors had their faith tested in the fourth quarter before Patrick Mahomes lit a spark under the Chiefs yet again. This was a terrific way to end the season. Both teams generated heavy betting interest and played like champions. The game kept bettors involved right up until the end.”
DraftKings online sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook had over 400 betting markets for Super Bowl LIV. Let’s check in to see which ones were worth the wager.
Williams might have been robbed of the MVP but he did have 100+ rush yards and a touchdown.
On Super Bowl Sunday, DraftKings ran an odds boost on Mahomes to record more than 1.5 INTs (was +650) boosted to +700. Mahomes threw two interceptions. It was his first multi-INT game in 440 days.
None of these 49ers prop bets paid off.
Although it’s not a complete list, here is a checklist of how some popular prop bets panned out:
While some bettors may have lost on Sunday, the game sure didn’t disappoint. It was a big day for Kansas City, sportsbooks around the country, and many bettors who found themselves on the right side of their biggest wagers.