Super Bowl LVIII is finally here. After a regular season that saw the Detroit Lions upset Kansas City in the season opener, Aaron Rodgers go down four plays into the season, and Lamar Jackson win another NFL MVP; it all comes down to this. The Chiefs will have an opportunity to become the first team since New England to repeat as Super Bowl champs. Kansas City will face San Francisco, a team the Chiefs beat in Super Bowl LIV back in 2020.
The 49ers started the 2023 season with five straight wins before losing three in a row. San Francisco regained its composure and finished the season 7-2. One of the losses was to Baltimore, which had the best regular season record in the NFL. The other was a meaningless loss to the Rams in Week 18 when the Niners rested a bunch of their starters. After wins over Green Bay and Detroit in the playoffs, San Francisco is back in the Super Bowl for the eighth time. The 49ers have won the Super Bowl five times.
2024 Super Bowl Comes Down to Defense
Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and San Francisco’s Brock Purdy get all the hype. Mahomes, of course, is a two-time NFL MVP and a two-time Super Bowl MVP who has completed over 73 percent of his passes in the last two playoff games. Purdy threw for 4,280 yards and 31 touchdowns this regular season. San Francisco had the third-highest scoring offense in the NFL averaging 28.6 points per game.
For all the talk about offense on both sides of the ball, both of these teams have outstanding defenses. In tonight’s Super Bowl, it will likely come down to a defensive stop at some point that determines the winner of the 58th Lombardi Trophy. The Chiefs rank second in the league in points allowed per game (17.1) and the 49ers are right behind in third at 17.7.
The Chiefs faced three of the NFL’s top-six scoring offenses in the playoffs and held them to an average of 13.7 points per game. The only weakness in Kansas City’s defense is against the run. However, the Chiefs held Baltimore, the top-ranked rushing team in the NFL, to just 81 yards in the AFC championship game. If San Francisco wants to add a sixth Super Bowl win, the Niners third-ranked rushing offense is going to have to find a way to get it done.
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Let’s take a look.
- Knup Sports: The guys at Knup have been on fire lately. Yesterday, it was another 40 picks…29-11 and $1650 in winnings! For one day! That gives Knup Sports a three-day total of $2280 earned, a seven-day total of $3220, and a 30-day total of $3650. That $3650 is now tops on our overall 30-day leaderboard, passing our SportsHub exclusive capper, good ‘ole Sal Lombardi.
- Madjack Sports: These guys have also had a strong couple of days. Yesterday, Madjack Sports went 7-3 on 10 picks and added $1030 to the bankroll. For the past three days, Madjack is now up $1377. You’ll have to check the members area to see if Madjack and/or Knup Sports have Super Bowl picks.
- Sas Insider: The Sas Insider had another day. After nine picks and a 6-3 record yesterday, the Insider went all-in with 122 picks…yes 122!. When you win 55 percent of your picks, you’re in the elite capper category. That’s exactly where Sas Insider is and with 67 wins yesterday, the Insider took home $415. That gives the Insider a three-day total of $987 in winnings.
- Jimmy & Sal: Two Sports Hub exclusive cappers rounded out the Top-5 yesterday. Jimmy Liu hit on all four of his picks and won $400. Sal Lombardi has been at or near the top of our 30-day leaderboard for over a month. The guy is just tearing it up. Sal went 7-3 yesterday and earned $325. He did, however, relinquish the top spot on the 30-day leaderboard to Knup Sports. Still, Sal is up $3490 over the last 30 days. Knup Sports is up $3650.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday!
Is there really anything else that matters on this Sunday? Super Bowl Sunday? There was an interesting move in the NBA, but today is really all about one thing – the Super Bowl.
Here’s what’s trending today.
- Toney out: Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney is not expected to play tonight in Super Bowl LVIII. Toney has struggled with injuries and inconsistent play all season long.
- Thuney out: Yep, you can’t make this stuff up. Toney and Thuney, as in Chiefs LG Joe Thuney, are out for tonight’s Super Bowl. Thuney has a torn pectoral muscle that will prevent him from playing.
- McKinnon activated: The Chiefs activated RB Jerick McKinnon from injured reserve. His status for tonight’s game has yet to be determined.
- Lowry goes home: Guard Kyle Lowry was traded from the Miami Heat to Charlotte long before last week’s trade deadline. Now, Lowry has agreed to a contract buyout so that he can join his hometown Philadelphia 76ers. Lowry went to Cardinal Dougherty in Philly before playing collegiately at Villanova.
Today’s Sports Schedule Dominated by Super Bowl LVIII
Today’s sports schedule is focused on Super Bowl LVIII. There are a handful of other sporting events, but all eyes today are on the big game. Coverage starts this afternoon and betting on the game is expected to reach $23 billion just in the U.S. If you’re looking for your best bets, they are right here at Sports Hub. Go to the members’ area and check out how our experts are betting today’s game.
Here’s today’s sports schedule.
- Super Bowl LVIII: Today’s big game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Kansas City plays San Francisco in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don’t forget, Usher is the halftime show.
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- College basketball: The only sport with more than a couple games on tap today, college basketball gives us 11 games. There are no Big 12 basketball games since the entire conference played yesterday. No. 20 Florida Atlantic plays at Wichita State. The Owls are the only ranked team in action today.
- NBA: There are just two NBA games on the schedule. Boston is at Miami beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET and Sacramento is at Oklahoma City beginning at 3:00 p.m. Both games should finish before the Super Bowl kickoff.
- NHL: Like the NBA, the NHL has two early afternoon games. St. Louis plays in Montreal with game time at 1:00 p.m. ET and Washington hosts Vancouver at 1:30 p.m. ET.
- Soccer: There are matches in some of the world’s premier soccer leagues. The English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A, and France’s Ligue 1 all have matches today.
- Tennis: The men’s ATP Tour currently has six tournaments on the schedule: the Cordoba Open, Open 13 Provence, Dallas Open, ABN Amro Open, Delray Beach Open, and IEB+ Argentina Open. It’s the same on the WTA Tour where the women are playing in four tournaments: L&T Mumbai Open, Transylvania Open, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, and the Qatar Total Energies Open.
- Golf: Round 3 is currently in progress as you read this. Sahith Theegala has a one-shot lead over Andrew Novak and Nick Taylor. Reigning champ and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is hanging around. He’s four strokes back.
It’s a light schedule today as this day, Super Bowl Sunday, is reserved for the marquee event on the annual sports calendar. It will be the most-watched and most-bet sporting event of the year. The question is…will you be a winner or a loser? With Sports Hub at your back, you’re always a winner. Bet the Super Bowl with your head and think about enlisting the help of one of our expert handicappers. See you tomorrow!