Super Bowl LIV brings us one of the most interesting matchups in recent NFL history. There are plenty of different stats and betting trends that could point to a victory for either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers.

Here are important numbers to know before the 2020 Super Bowl.


The Chiefs are favored by one point over the 49ers. Three other Super Bowls have featured a betting line of just a single point. All of those games were decided by one possession.


Kansas City is 11-4 against the spread as a favorite, according to OddsShark. The Chiefs were defeated three times straight up as a favorite, losing to the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans. Kansas City beat Houston and Tennessee in rematches this postseason.


San Francisco has been perfect against the spread as an underdog with a 5-0 record. The 49ers’ only straight-up loss as an underdog came as the result of a last-second field goal in Baltimore. San Francisco has been favored in every game since beating the New Orleans Saints 48-46 as an underdog in Week 14.


The Super Bowl favorites bring an eight-game winning streak into Sunday’s contest. Every victory has come by at least a touchdown. The Chiefs have outscored their opponents by an average of 16.1 points during that span. Kansas City has won its two playoff games by 31 total points.


No one has a better overall record against the spread than Kansas City. The Chiefs are 13-5 ATS in the regular season and playoffs, going perfect against the spread during their winning streak. The 49ers are 11-6-1 ATS.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw 13 regular-season interceptions and another pick in the divisional round to give him 14 interceptions overall. He was mistake-free in the NFC Championship Game when he only attempted eight passes. Garoppolo finished the regular season 19th in pass attempts and tied for eighth in interceptions.


This game features the third-largest age difference between head coaches in Super Bowl history. Andy Reid is 61 years old, making his second Super Bowl appearance in his 21st year as a head coach. Kyle Shanahan is only 40 years old, leading San Francisco through the NFC in his third season at the helm.


With Patrick Mahomes under center, Kansas City’s offense virtually never has a bad day. In the quarterback’s 35 career starts, the Chiefs have scored at least 23 points 34 times. The one exception was a 19-13 loss to the Colts in Week 5.


The Super Bowl MVP has been awarded to 29 quarterbacks in 53 games. A signal caller has won the award in eight of the last 12 Super Bowls. Mahomes is close to being an odds-on MVP favorite. Garoppolo is second among all players with around 5/2 MVP odds.


The favorite has won the Super Bowl 34 times. Favorites are 28-23-2 against the spread, though Sunday’s one-point spread almost guarantees that the winning team will also cover. The underdog has won eight of the last 12 Super Bowls.


Sunday’s over/under of 54.5 is the fourth-highest total in Super Bowl history. The under has hit in eight of Kansas City’s 18 games, and the same goes for San Francisco. Six of the last nine Super Bowls have gone over the total.


After ranking fifth in the regular season with 48 sacks, the 49ers have totaled nine sacks in two playoff games. Nick Bosa has arguably been the best defensive player this postseason with 10 tackles and three sacks. Bosa, Arik Armstead and Dee Ford all average more than a half-sack per game.


A much-improved pass defense allowed the Chiefs to earn a first-round bye and eventually reach Super Bowl LIV. Kansas City held opposing quarterbacks to an 80.8 passer rating in the regular season, putting them ahead of San Francisco.


Garoppolo doesn’t put up eye-popping stats like Mahomes, but he finds ways to win games. The quarterback has won 82.1 percent of his career starts, going 23-5 in the regular season and playoffs combined. Mahomes is 27-8 as a starter.


Mahomes has managed to raise his game to another level in the postseason. His 115.0 career playoff passer rating would be the best in history if he played enough games to qualify. Mahomes has thrown 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in four postseason games.


No one allowed fewer passing yards than the 49ers this season, San Francisco ranked first against the pass, giving up 169.2 yards per game through the air. It marked the lowest total by any team from 2010-2019.


Garoppolo has only thrown 27 passes in the playoffs because San Francisco has averaged 235.5 rushing yards per game. Raheem Mostert has rushed for 278 yards on 6.5 yards per carry. The 49ers own the NFC’s best rushing attack.

Patrick Mahomes is all smiles after leading the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years
Patrick Mahomes is all smiles after leading the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / JAMIE SQUIRE