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2024 Super Bowl picks, projections, best bets: Experts unveil score predictions for Chiefs vs. 49ers

Super Bowl 58 on Sunday will pit Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs against Christian McCaffrey and the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes is 3-0 straight up as a postseason underdog in his career, while the 49ers are 6-0 straight-up as postseason favorites under Kyle Shanahan. San Francisco is favored by two points in the latest 2024 Super Bowl odds, as San Francisco is the only team that has been favored in every game this season. Many will also favor the Niners with their Super Bowl score predictions even with Mahomes’ success as an underdog.

Hitting on Super Bowl 58 bets for the exact score is more difficult than making straight-up or spread picks. However, studying the Super Bowl scoring trends and recent performance of both teams could give you a leg up when making Chiefs vs. 49ers picks for the exact score. SportsLine’s team of experts have teamed up to give you NFL betting advice and NFL score predictions needed to make the best 2024 Super Bowl picks possible.

The team of experts include proven NFL cappers R.J. White (77-61 NFL run), Jeff Hochman (16-5 NFL), Larry Hartstein (78-56 NFL ATS). White’s NFL picks on SportsLine have returned nearly $1,600 for $100 bettors, while Hochman has been red-hot in recent weeks, posting a 16-5 record over his last 21 NFL picks. Hartstein has a keen eye for betting trends when it comes to the Chiefs, going 32-21 over his last 53 against the spread picks involving Kansas City. 

Now, SportsLine’s NFL experts have analyzed the 2024 Super Bowl and locked in their final score projections for Chiefs vs. 49ers. You can see the exact score projections only at SportsLine.

Top Super Bowl 58 predictions

One of the Super Bowl score projections is from Larry Hartstein, who is 78-56 (+1544) over his last 134 NFL against the spread picks, backing the Chiefs to beat the 49ers in a 24-23 thriller. 

Mahomes’ success as an underdog cannot be overstated. Among 320 quarterbacks with at least 10 starts as an underdog, Mahomes ranks first in outright record (9-3), first in passer rating (113.4) and first in team points per game (33.2). He also enters Super Bowl Sunday with six straight playoff starts without an interception, which is the longest streak in NFL history.

As a whole, Kansas City allowed 17.3 points in the regular season, and it’s been even better in the postseason. It has allowed just 13.7 points per game, despite facing three top-six scoring offenses. Hartstein expects Kansas City’s defense to again contain a high-scoring offense on Sunday, while Mahomes maintains his perfection as an underdog. The Chiefs won their final game of the regular season by one point, and Hartstein expects another single-point victory for KC in its final game of the postseason. See the rest of the experts’ NFL score projections here

How to get Super Bowl 58 picks, score projections 

SportsLine’s team of experts have locked in their exact score projections for the 2024 Super Bowl. They include riding a trend that’s hit at over an 80% clip and another based on one team “winning the point of attack.” You can only see seven experts’ 49ers vs. Chiefs score prediction for Super Bowl 58 at SportsLine.

So which NFL picks can you make with confidence, and which team will “win the point of attack”? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see exact NFL score projections for the Big Game, all from a team of profitable NFL experts. 

2024 Super Bowl odds, spreads, lines, schedule

Get full NFL picks at SportsLine

Sunday, Feb. 11

2024 Super Bowl
Chiefs vs. 49ers (-2, 47.5)
6:30 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+

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