Super Bowl 2024 Picks: Who do our NFL team back for Vince Lombardi glory?

 | February 08 | 

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The Super Bowl is finally here and the NFL fans at Betfred Insights are on hand to give us their views ahead of the Big Game this Sunday evening.

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Super Bowl 2024 Picks:

Against the Spread - 49ers -2.5:

  • Adam: Chiefs
  • Alan: Chiefs
  • Jonny: Chiefs
  • Neil: Chiefs

Straight Up:

  • Adam: Chiefs
  • Alan: Chiefs
  • Jonny: Chiefs
  • Neil: Chiefs

Comments: 

Adam: As a Chiefs fan, this has been a really frustrating season at times, watching OT Jawaan Taylor false start yet again, or Marquez Valdes-Scantling drop a match-winning catch, or perhaps worst of all, his fellow wide receiver Kadarius Toney line-up completely offside to cost KC another win.

Then throw in all the Travis Kelce - Taylor Swift nonsense, which at times has threatened to overshadow and derail a run-it-back title defence and I've spent most Sundays chugging my beer and swearing at the TV.

However, the last few weeks the wheels have started to suddenly grind into life and Mahomes has started to find a synergy with his offense that had been sadly lacking. Rashee Rice has been a revelation and Taylor's boyfriend has finally found his mojo again.

The defense has been absolutely top-drawer all season long, with the likes of Chris Jones, Willie Gay, L'Jarius Sneed and Nick Bolton nullifying the best of attacks and on the ground they have the non-stop angry running of Isiah Pacheco.

Then throw in the news that ex-Offensive Co-ordinator Eric Bienemy has been in the complex and helping the team of late and you have a runaway juggernaut.

Don't get me wrong, the 49ers are an elite team and in Christian McCaffrey, you have the league's best offensive weapon. However, the Chiefs are in championship mode yet again and they certainly have the DNA.  KC to win by one score.

Alan: It's quite something that I believe we're all locked in to a Chiefs sweep, both on the spread and on the money line.

Super Bowls have the capacity to be a little cagey, but we're very fortunate in that most years they are absolutely sensational - and this has all the hallmarks of being exactly that.

Two fantastic offenses; but one team who despite an ordinary regular season by their standards, still mustered the necessary to floor those big bad Bills AND Ravens, away from Arrowhead, to make it to Nevada. That's serious bottle, talent, determination - big-match beasts with one intention. To repeat.

SF have tremendous talent - but KC have Super Bowl-winning mentality. They've found a star in Rice - how ironic if a chap of that name should damage the 49ers in the big one - and Travis Kelce set an NFL record recently for the number of career post-season receptions.

Previous record holder? Need you ask - one Jerry Rice.

I'm seeing plenty of points (over 47.5 @ 10/11) and the reluctance of Mahomes, Kelce and company to accept anything other than a Chiefs win. That they are the spread dog is a fantastic bonus, but in all candour the game's a virtual pick 'em. SF will contribute much, and take away nothing. It's Dynasty time.

Jonny: If I'm honest, I would love nothing more than to see Brock Purdy complete his fairytale story on Sunday. From 'Mr. Irrelevant' and the last pick in the draft, to leading his team to Super Bowl glory. I'm sure Hollywood have got the scripts on standby just in case ...

However, it's increasingly difficult to look past this Kansas City side, who struggled in the early parts of the regular season, but like all great teams, they've shown up when it matters. It'd be foolish to bet against the ever-reliable duo of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.

Both teams have explosive offensive weapons and incredible defenses, but I think the Mahomes-Kelce duo will prove to be the difference as it has been on so many occasions down the years.

Neil: All season-long I have sat, fairly entrenched on the San Francisco bandwagon. They have the defensive talent to give any good offense all sorts of fits. The skills players Brock Purdy can call upon are about as good as anyone around the league.

I have been a Christian McCaffrey fan since his days at Stanford, when he was robbed of a Heisman despite a quite phenomenal season. The 49ers are 'all in' and made the deadline day move to add Chase Young to their D-Line.

Yet despite all of this, I have asked the driver to stop and I've stepped off the bandwagon. I'm taking Kansas City. Brock Purdy still doesn't have my full confidence but the difference is Travis Kelce looks back to his very best. In addition, betting against Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes hasn't exactly been a profitable adventure in recent years. Give me KC straight up and against the spread.

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