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Breaking down 194 NFL media picks for Super Bowl 54

Super Bowl 54 will feature everyone making predictions about the outcome. We’ve compiled 194 picks of media picking either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers.

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UPDATE: We now have 194 picks — primarily media, but also some oddsmakers. Of the 194 picks, 116 people picked the Chiefs and 78 picked the 49ers.

The 2020 Super Bowl is just a couple days away, and all the so-called experts (yours truly included) are getting in picks for the big game. We’ve compiled 169 (and counting) picks from an assortment of media. We’ve got SB Nation, ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, and plenty more. We’ve also linked to their respective articles with a listing of score predictions for most of the picks.

The Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, with KC sitting as a 1.5-point favorite at DraftKings online sportsbook. A spread that close means that most of the picks of the winner include a cover of the spread. Any 49ers pick is automatically going to also cover the spread. Meanwhile, any pick of a 2-point or better win will mean the Chiefs cover.

The table below is sortable and has been preset in order of pick. If you sort by team picked, you’ll see that five of the 169 picks have the Chiefs winning but the 49ers covering. Given the point spread, the only way that happens is with a one-point Chiefs victory. If you go into the picks, you’ll see a few two-point wins, but most of the picks are three point victories or greater.

The final tally of these 169 picks have 104 picks for the Chiefs and 65 for the 49ers. There are plenty more media picks to come heading into the weekend. We’ll get them added to the spreadsheet as we find them, focusing primarily on media outlets with multiple picks. There are a few exceptions for some favorites of mine, but otherwise it’s bigger media outlets.

I’ll be publishing a write-up with my pick against the spread later on Friday, but I’m a big fat homer and am going with the 49ers. I grew up a 49ers fan and ran a 49ers blog for 13 years. I legitimately think they will win this game, and I actually think they can potentially win by double digits, but I understand if people are skeptical of my predictions about the 49ers. I see them as the more complete team than Kansas City, but Patrick Mahomes is such an absurd x-factor, so I like to think there’s little that would surprise me on Sunday.

Super Bowl 54 media picks

Person Outlet Pick
Person Outlet Pick
David Fucillo, DKN DraftKings Nation 49ers
Maverick & Stanley SB Nation Chiefs
Kyle Posey SB Nation 49ers
Stephen White SB Nation 49ers
Adam Stites SB Nation Chiefs
Geoff Schwartz SB Nation Chiefs
Morgan Moriarty SB Nation Chiefs
Sarah Hardy SB Nation 49ers
Christian D'Andrea SB Nation Chiefs
James Brady SB Nation 49ers
Bill Barnwell ESPN 49ers
Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders Football Outsiders Chiefs
Mike Florio Pro Football Talk Chiefs
Michael David Smith Pro Football Talk Chiefs
Gary Davenport Bleacher Report 49ers
Brad Gagnon Bleacher Report Chiefs
Brent Sobleski Bleacher Report 49ers
Pete Prisco CBS Sports Chiefs
Jason La Canfora CBS Sports Chiefs
Will Brinson CBS Sports Chiefs
Jared Dubin CBS Sports Chiefs
Ryan Wilson CBS Sports Chiefs
John Breech CBS Sports 49ers
Davie Richard CBS Sports 49ers
Jamey Eisenberg CBS Sports Chiefs
Matt Barrows The Athletic 49ers
Nate Taylor The Athletic Chiefs
Greg Auman The Athletic Chiefs
Zach Berman The Athletic Chiefs (49ers cover)
Scott Bordow The Athletic 49ers
Ed Bouchette The Athletic 49ers
Dan Brown The Athletic 49ers
Dane Brugler The Athletic Chiefs
Joe Buscaglia The Athletic Chiefs
Jaosn Butt The Athletic 49ers
Jake Ciely The Athletic Chiefs
Paul Dehner The Athletic 49ers
Michael-Shawn Dugar The Athletic 49ers
Dan Duggan The Athletic Chiefs
Matt Fairburn The Athletic Chiefs
Andre Fernandez The Athletic Chiefs
Kevin Fishbain The Athletic Chiefs
John Glennon The Athletic Chiefs
Joe Goodberry The Athletic Chiefs
Chad Graff The Athletic Chiefs
Tim Graham The Athletic 49ers
Rich Hammond The Athletic Chiefs
Arif Hasan The Athletic Chiefs
Larry Holder The Athletic Chiefs (49ers cover)
Stephen Holder The Athletic Chiefs
Connor Hughes The Athletic Chiefs
Zac Jackson The Athletic Chiefs (49ers cover)
Adam Jahns The Athletic Chiefs
Nicki Jhabvala The Athletic 49ers
Lindsay Jones The Athletic 49ers
Mark Kaboly The Athletic 49ers
Sheil Kapadia The Athletic Chiefs
Tim Kawakami The Athletic 49ers
Zak Keefer The Athletic 49ers
Seth Keysor The Athletic Chiefs
David Lombardi The Athletic 49ers
Michael Lombardi The Athletic 49ers
Jon Machota The Athletic Chiefs
Jay Morrison The Athletic Chiefs
Ted Nguyen The Athletic 49ers
Amy Parlapiano The Athletic 49ers
Chris Perkins The Athletic Chiefs
Joe Person The Athletic Chiefs
Dan Pompei The Athletic Chiefs (49ers cover)
Daniel Popper The Athletic Chiefs
Aaron Reiss The Athletic Chiefs
Joe Rexrode The Athletic Chiefs (49ers cover)
Jourdan Rodrigue The Athletic Chiefs
Mike Sando The Athletic Chiefs
Matt Schneidman The Athletic 49ers
Ben Standig The Athletic Chiefs
Vic Tafur The Athletic Chiefs
Katherine Terrell The Athletic 49ers
Lisa Wilson The Athletic 49ers
Bo Wulf The Athletic Chiefs
Jeff Zrebiec The Athletic Chiefs
Albert Breer, SI Sports Illustrated 49ers
Greg Bishop, SI Sports Illustrated 49ers
Jenny Vrentas, SI Sports Illustrated Chiefs
Conor Orr, SI Sports Illustrated 49ers
Kalyn Kahler, SI Sports Illustrated 49ers
Michael Rosenberg, SI Sports Illustrated Chiefs
Charlotte Wilder, SI Sports Illustrated Chiefs
Gary Gramling, SI Sports Illustrated Chiefs
Mitch Goldich, SI Sports Illustrated Chiefs
Bette Marston, SI Sports Illustrated Chiefs
Vinnie Iyer, TSN Sporting News 49ers
Tadd Haislop, TSN Sporting News 49ers
Matthew Berry ESPN Chiefs
Matt Bowen ESPN Chiefs
John Buccigross ESPN Chiefs
Mike Golic ESPN Chiefs
Preston Johnson ESPN Chiefs
Todd McShay ESPN Chiefs
Sarah Spain ESPN Chiefs
Trey Wingo ESPN Chiefs
Todd Archer ESPN Chiefs
Sarah Barshop ESPN Chiefs
Rich Cimini ESPN Chiefs
Courtney Cronin ESPN Chiefs
Turron Davenport ESPN Chiefs
Rob Demovsky ESPN Chiefs
Michael DiRocco ESPN Chiefs
David Fleming ESPN Chiefs
Dan Graziano ESPN Chiefs
Brady Henderson ESPN Chiefs
Jamison Hensley ESPN Chiefs
John Keim ESPN Chiefs
Vaughn McClure ESPN Chiefs
Tim McManus ESPN Chiefs
Ian O'Connor ESPN Chiefs
Brooke Pryor ESPN Chiefs
Jordan Raanan ESPN Chiefs
Jason Reid ESPN Chiefs
Mike Reiss ESPN Chiefs
Michael Rothstein ESPN Chiefs
Adam Teicher ESPN Chiefs
Mike Triplett ESPN Chiefs
Seth Walder ESPN Chiefs
Mike Wells ESPN Chiefs
Eric D. Williams ESPN Chiefs
Camerson Wolfe ESPN Chiefs
Dan Appenfeller ESPN Chiefs
Ben Arledge ESPN Chiefs
Dave Bearman ESPN Chiefs
Dane Beavers ESPN Chiefs
Heather Burns ESPN Chiefs
Chris Grandstaff ESPN Chiefs
Jon Hudec ESPN Chiefs
Tim Kavanagh ESPN Chiefs
Vince Masi ESPN Chiefs
Bob McClellan ESPN Chiefs
Chris Sprow ESPN Chiefs
Pat Sutherland ESPN Chiefs
Jeremy Willis ESPN Chiefs
Stephania Bell ESPN 49ers
Mike Clay ESPN 49ers
Eric Karabell ESPN 49ers
Doug Kezirian ESPN 49ers
Mina Kimes ESPN 49ers
Steve Levy ESPN 49ers
Katie Nolan ESPN 49ers
Mike Tannenbaum ESPN 49ers
Field Yates ESPN 49ers
Jeff Dickerson ESPN 49ers
Jeremy Fowler ESPN 49ers
Paul Gutierrez ESPN 49ers
Jeff Legwold ESPN 49ers
Marcel Louis-Jacques ESPN 49ers
Elizabeth Merrill ESPN 49ers
David Newton ESPN 49ers
Kevin Seifert ESPN 49ers
Lindsey Thiry ESPN 49ers
Kevin Van Valkenburg ESPN 49ers
Nick Wagoner ESPN 49ers
Josh Weinfuss ESPN 49ers
Seth Wickersham ESPN 49ers
Elizabeth Baugh ESPN 49ers
T.J. Berka ESPN 49ers
Ben Fawkes ESPN 49ers
Keith Lipscomb ESPN 49ers
Alisha Miller ESPN 49ers
Anthony Olivieri ESPN 49ers
John Pluym ESPN 49ers
Pete Rogers Fake Teams 49ers
Jordan Smith Fake Teams Chiefs
Nic Bodiford Fake Teams Chiefs
Robert Zeglinski Windy City Gridiron Chiefs
Lester Wiltfong Windy City Gridiron Chiefs
Bill Zimmerman Windy City Gridiron Chiefs
Ken Mitchell Windy City Gridiron Chiefs (49ers cover)
Sam Householder Windy City Gridiron 49ers
Chris Andrews, Sportsbook Director South Point Chiefs (49ers cover)
Richie Baccellieri Stadium Tech Group Chiefs (49ers cover)
Alan Berg, Senior Oddsmaker Caesars 49ers
Will Bernanke, Risk Analyst CG Technology Chiefs
Rex Beyers, Senior Sports Trader Caesars Chiefs
Nick Bogdanovich, Trading Dir William Hill US 49ers
Adam Burns, Sports Book Manager 49ers
Aaron Kessler, Sportsbook Dir Golden Nugget Chiefs
Jay Kornegay, VP SuperBook USA 49ers
Errol Krupiarz, Oddsmaker Caesars Chiefs
John Murray, Exec Dir SuperBook USA 49ers
Eric Osterman, Exec Manager SuperBook USA 49ers
Vic Salerno, President US Bookmaking 49ers
Dave Sharapan, Risk Analyst CG Technology 49ers
Jeff Sherman, VP Risk Mgmt SuperBook USA 49ers
Robert Walker, Sports Book Ops Dir US Bookmaking 49ers
Richard Zanco, Senior Risk Trader CG Technology 49ers

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