LAS VEGAS -- Super Bowl LVIII is here.
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are just hours away from kickoff - and if you're like millions of Americans, you're wanting to put a few dollars on today's contest.
Here's some of the best three bets from across the web:
Action Network: Chiefs +2.5
"At the end of the day, it’s been very profitable taking Patrick Mahomes at anything less than a -2.5 favorite (he's 17-3 against that spread for his career), and you may have heard that he's 10-1 as an underdog. It’s hard to pass on this number.
"I can see this being a close game and once it gets to the fourth quarter, the 49ers will make mistakes. Unless Mahomes is playing hurt, we back him as an underdog with Andy Reid as his coach and Steve Spagnuolo manning the defense.
"I'd take the alternate spread of Chiefs -2.5 at +130 if you like to party."
Pickswise: Patrick Mahomes Over 36.5 Attempts
"Mahomes averages 40 pass attempts per game in losses this season and has gone over this mark in 5 of 6 losses in the regular season. Am I tipping my cap as to which way I’m leaning on this game? Maybe. But the public is all over the Chiefs and the line continues to move in favor of the 49ers going from -2 to -2.5 in some books. I won’t personally bet against Mahomes from a sides standpoint, but this line is enticing.
"The 49ers will do a good job controlling the clock with their offense and it will amplify the importance of each KC drive. They cannot run the risk of going 3-and-out in these scenarios, as SF is outstanding at playing with a lead. As a result, Reid will (rightfully) put the game on Mahomes shoulders. This is a good number regardless of the game’s outcome, but I like it more given the line movement we are seeing."
ESPN: First Accepted Penalty - Any Other Penalty
"This is the 'field' option, so we're betting on it being something other than: holding (+275), false start (+325), offside/encroachment/neutral zone infraction (+325), defensive pass interference (+800), delay of game (+1500), offensive pass interference (+2000) or no accepted penalties (+5000).
"That leaves a lot for field, though. Think: roughing the passer, intentional grounding, too many men on the field, facemasks, unsportsmanlike conduct, and many more. These 'other' penalties made up 30% of accepted penalties across the league this year and 29% for these two teams. Even though some are special teams penalties (and thus less likely to be first), I still think this is the value pick. Plus: Bill Vinovich's games had the lowest offensive holding rate (the favorite) of any referee this year. He won't have his whole crew with him for the Super Bowl, but the referee himself plays a role in holding calls."