That led to incredible swings for anyone taking advantage of the bounty of Super Bowl prop bets — many of which turned from losers to winners (or vice versa) thanks to overtime. Here’s a quick look at some of the bets that came through on the game.
Unless noted, all odds were taken from the prop-bet packet released before the game by the Westgate Superbook.
Point spread: Kansas City covered as an underdog of somewhere around 2.5 points, depending on where and when you made your bet. It’s the third time in four years that the Super Bowl underdog has won outright. Point-spread favorites fell to 37-20 straight-up and 29-24-2 against the spread in Super Bowl history.
Total: The over-under total closed at 47.5, though it was at 47 for much of the run-up to the game. If you had 47, you pushed and got your money back (it would be the first push on the total in Super Bowl history). Bettors who had 47.5 saw the under hit after the Chiefs scored a touchdown in overtime but did not need to attempt the extra point. If we’re going with 47.5 as the total, unders are now 29-28 in Super Bowl history (there was no total assigned in the first Super Bowl).
Overtime: The Super Bowl went to overtime for only the second time. Before the game, Westgate put the odds of the game going to overtime at +900, meaning anyone who correctly bet $100 on the game going to overtime won $900.
The final score: The Chiefs finishing with exactly 25 points was a 40-to-1 long shot at Westgate, which did not list “Kansas City, 25-22” on its list of exact final-score bets. The closest was Kansas City, 25-23, which was 175 to 1. San Francisco finishing with exactly 22 points also was 40 to 1.
Sunday’s game was only the 13th in NFL history to end with a 25-22 final score. Westgate gave +450 odds for the winning margin being exactly three points.
Non-QB passes: 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings threw a touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey in the second quarter. If you bet over 2.5 on the number of players to attempt a pass, you walked away with a win at +130 odds. Three or more players have attempted a pass in five of the past 12 Super Bowls.
First touchdown: McCaffrey was the favorite to score the game’s first touchdown at +400 odds and he did, in the second quarter. McCaffrey also was the favorite to score the last touchdown of the first half at +400, and he scored the first half’s only touchdown.
First touchdown of the second half: Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s touchdown in the third quarter paid off bettors who had him to score the first touchdown of the second half at 30-to-1 odds.
Mecole Hardman touchdown: The Chiefs wide receiver scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. BetMGM assigned him 11-to-1 odds to score a touchdown in the game. Hardman was not assigned odds in Westgate’s “last touchdown of the game” market, meaning the field was the winner at 10-to-1 odds.
Jauan Jennings touchdown: The fourth-quarter touchdown by the Chiefs’ wide receiver means that anyone who had a +800 ticket on that anytime-touchdown prop ended up a winner.
First reception (49ers): Fullback Kyle Juszczyk had San Francisco’s first reception. He was 25-to-1 to do so at Westgate.
First reception (Chiefs): Travis Kelce had Kansas City’s first reception. He was the 7-to-4 favorite to do so at Westgate.
Missed extra point: 49ers place-kicker Jake Moody had an extra-point attempt blocked in the fourth quarter. The pregame odds of a missed extra point by either team were +450. The odds that Moody himself would miss an extra point were +600.
Total field goals: The Chiefs and 49ers combined to kick a Super Bowl-record seven field goals, an amount that paid 30 to 1.
MVP: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the favorite to be named Super Bowl MVP at 7-to-5 odds and he came through after helping lead Kansas City to victory.