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Super Bowl 54 Live In-Game Betting Cheat Sheet

Heading into the Super Bowl, we have an avalanche of in-game betting trends at our disposal that can give bettors of the live game a serious advantage with their in-game wagers. Below, you’ll find historic Super Bowl results, as well as the records of the 49ers and Chiefs at important checkpoints in all of their games from this season.

Consult this list throughout the game and check out the teams’ point differentials in each situation. Looking at the 49ers, for example, they’re an impressive 12-1 SU when leading at halftime with a point differential of +14.08. Use the point differential to help determine if there’s good value on the in-game spread.

Here’s our lists of historic trends and in-game team data:

First team to score

Super Bowl History
  • The team that scored first has won eight of the last nine and 10 of the last 12 Super Bowls.
  • The team that scored first has won 67.9 percent of the time (36-17).
  • When the first score was a TD (25 times), the team won 68.0 percent of the time (17-8).
  • When the first score was a FG (25 times), the team won 64.0 percent of the time (16-9).
  • When the first score was a safety (3 times), the team won 100 percent of the time (3-0).
  • Kansas City has scored first in the Super Bowl only once in their two appearances (1-0 on FG as the first score).
  • The San Francisco 49ers have scored first in the Super Bowl four times in their six appearances, going 4-0 in those games (3-0 on TD as the first score, 1-0 on FG as the first score).
TeamWhen Scoring FirstWhen Not Scoring First
49ers9-3 SU (+14)6-0 SU (+5.83)
Chiefs6-3 SU (+9.44)8-1 SU (+9.89)

End of First Quarter

Super Bowl History
  • The team leading at the end of the first quarter has won 71.8 percent of the time, including the last six Super Bowls and eight of the last nine.
  • No team leading by more than 10 points at the end of the first quarter has EVER lost a Super Bowl.
  • Teams that had a lead at the end of the first quarter have won six straight Super Bowls. (Note this does not include years when the score was tied at the end of the first quarter.)
  • Teams that are scoreless at the end of the first quarter and whose opponents are not are 6-20 SU (23.1%).
  • Teams leading by less than seven points at the end of the first quarter are 11-7 SU (61.1%).
  • Teams leading by seven points or more at the end of the first quarter are 17-4 SU (81.0%).
  • Teams leading by three points or less at the end of the first quarter are 8-5 SU (61.5%).
  • Teams leading by more than three points at the end of the first quarter are 20-6 SU (76.9%).
TeamLeading at End of 1st QuarterNot Leading at End of 1st Quarter
49ers7-1 SU (+19)4-0 SU (+4.75) 
Chiefs6-2 SU (+14)7-2 SU (+6.56)

HalfTime

Super Bowl History
  • The team leading at halftime has won 78.0 percent of the time (39-11 SU).
  • Only one team leading by more than seven points at halftime has EVER lost a Super Bowl (Falcons vs Patriots).
  • No team has EVER come back to win when held scoreless in the first half.
  • Teams leading by three points or less at half have lost five of nine times.
  • Teams leading by four points or less at half have lost seven out of 14 times.
TeamLeading at HalftimeNot Leading at Halftime
49ers10-1 SU (+14.82)3-1 SU (+6.25)
Chiefs12-1 SU (+14.08)0-2 SU (-6.50)

End of Third Quarter

Super Bowl History
  • The team leading at the end of the third quarter has won 80.4 percent of the time.
  • Teams leading by seven points or more at the end of the third are 33-4.
  • Teams leading by three points or less at the end of the third quarter have only won the Super Bowl once (1-4).
  • Teams leading by more than three points at the end of the third are 40-6.
  • Teams leading by less than seven points at the end of the third quarter are 8-6.
TeamLeading at End of 3rd QuarterNot Leading at End of 3rd Quarter
49ers13-1 SU (+14.00)2-1 SU (+3.33)
Chiefs13-2 SU (+12.20)1-1 SU (-1)

Season Scoring Averages

49ers
QuarterAverage Points Scored Average Points Allowed
1st6.674.06
2nd9.004.33
3rd3.724.61
4th7.335.72
chiefs
QuarterAverage Points Scored Average Points Allowed
1st5.396.17
2nd12.174.28
3rd6.443.56
4th5.836.17

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