The Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes celebrates a touchdown pass during yesterday's 35-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP
Early Super Bowl LIV odds have the Kansas City Chiefs as 1.5-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers.
The state of play : Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes (KC) vs. Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) — opened last night as a pick 'em at many Las Vegas sports books, AP reports.
The 54th Super Bowl — Feb. 2 in Miami — will almost surely set new legal betting records.
Why it matters: The combination of an attractive matchup, close odds and the spread of legalized sports betting means hundreds of millions of dollars will exchange hands over the next two weeks.
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