Super Bowl Look-Ahead Lines: Initial Betting Against 49ers vs. Ravens & Chiefs
We’re one Sunday away from finalizing the matchup of Super Bowl 58 odds, yet look-ahead lines for the big game are out across NFL betting sites. Below are the point spreads for each potential game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. Let’s examine these Super Bowl look-ahead lines ahead of conference championship weekend, featuring Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions.
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What Are Look-Ahead Lines?
Typically, bettors discover projected lines for the following week’s games via this market. Some bettors, especially novices, are prone to overreacting to the previous week’s scores and results. Therefore, these Super Bowl look-ahead lines provide a dose of stability from the oddsmaker. They often offer a clear, unbiased snapshot of perceived team strength.
Bettors can also gain an edge or find value in the lines once the conference championship matchups are wrapped up. Take note of key injuries, too. Adjustments are part of the process for any bettor (and market for that matter), along with accounting for teams’ strengths and weaknesses, against-the-spread (ATS) angles, and personnel matchups.
Super Bowl Spreads Analysis
For starters, the market for 49ers odds and Ravens odds shifted almost immediately after opening. As of this publishing, it’s essentially priced as a pick’em, with San Francisco’s moneyline odds set at -110 while Baltimore is stationed at -106. Not only did Lamar Jackson & Co. appear as the more dominant team in the divisional round, but they also bested the 49ers when these teams played on Christmas.
Remember, the Ravens closed as 6.5-point road underdogs in the Golden Gate City. If you take out home-field advantage, which is worth roughly 1.5 points per multiple oddsmakers, Kyle Shanahan’s unit would have been favored by more than a field goal. Hence, the market’s perception of these teams has altered — and then some — ever since.
As for Lions odds, the Super Bowl look-ahead lines indicate that a victory over San Fran would give Detroit a solid bump. Otherwise, they would be even bigger underdogs against the Ravens or Chiefs.
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