Super Bowl 2024: Favored 49ers have spent their week acting like everything but

LAS VEGAS — On the big electronic board inside every sportsbook in this town, the information reads mostly the same.

San Francisco -2.

The 49ers are the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl on Sunday, at least according to the oddsmakers. The public is less convinced.

Some 83 percent of all bets and 82 percent of all the money laid down is in the favor of Kansas City, according to sportsbettingdime.com. One reason for the Niners giving two points is due to a significant amount of futures bets on the team that needs to be balanced.

So technically, San Francisco is the favorite, just maybe not in reality.

Not that it matters much.

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The 49ers are acting like anything but some cool, confident club. They’ve spent this week acting like the world is against them, barking about everything from the condition of their practice field to an early morning fire alarm at the team hotel.

Defensive end Nick Bosa didnt’t even get to town to bring up how much he thinks the Chiefs offensive line holds. He began mentioning it last week.

This is a team that either has a chip on its shoulder or is doing everything imaginable to invent one.

“I’m sure somebody did it,” Bosa said of what turned out to be a false alarm that went off just after 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Somebody? Was Andy Reid sneaking in to pull what turned out to pull the handle. If so, wouldn’t it have been better to wake everyone at 2 or 3 a.m., not within minutes of the teams scheduled wake-up call anyway?

“There’s no way it’s random,” running back Christian McCaffrey said.

Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers have spent Super Bowl week digging up slights despite being favored by two points against the Chiefs. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

“It kind of reminded me of Philly, when they had this construction going on outside,” Bosa said. “It was early in the morning and they were demolishing a bridge right outside our hotel.”

That would be an…


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Publish date : 2024-02-09 18:49:32

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