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The Herd with Colin Cowherd

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Blazing Five: Colin Cowherd Makes His Official Super Bowl 58 Betting Pick

Watch Colin Cowherd of FS1's The Herd make his official Super Bowl LVIII gambling pick and prediction after a scorching regular season and playoff for Colin's weekly NFL Blazin' 5 betting segment, with Colin notching an impressive 51-38-7 record through 18 weeks of the regular season and three playoff rounds.

Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Best NFL Bets For Super Bowl LVIII

2022 Blazin' 5 record: 44-37-4

2023 Blazin' 5 record: 51-38-7

Week 1: 0-5

Week 2: 0-4-1

Week 3: 2-1-2

Week: 4-1

Week 5: 5-0

Week 6: 2-3

Week 7: 3-2

Week 8: 2-1-2

Week 9: 2-3

Week 10: 2-2-1

Week 11: 4-1

Week 12: Colin did not make any official picks during the week of Thanksgiving.

Week 13: 3-2

Week 14: 3-2

Week 15: 4-1

Week 16: 2-2-1

Week 17: 3-2

Week 18: 3-2

Wild Card: 3-2

Divisional Round: 3-1

Conference Championship: 1-1

Chiefs vs. 49ers (SPREAD: SF -2.5) [Sunday 6:30 pm ET]

“I think Kansas City and the under is the side. Third straight playoff game as an underdog [for the Chiefs]. Kansas City often plays their very best as an underdog. They've held every team this year under 28 points, including the playoffs, and they're 11-0 when holding opponents under 20, although I don't know if they do it here. Mahomes is 13-0 indoors in his career where he's been unbelievably meticulous -- 33 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He's never lost at Allegiance Stadium in Vegas, and he is 4-0 in the playoffs against quarterbacks under 25 -- he feasts in these moments. The story with Kansas City is defense. Fewest points per game allowed during a three-game postseason run in the last decade. You don't know their names outside of Chris Jones, but I think this is the most talented young defense in the league -- I'm not sure who is second. Also in the playoffs, the have four takeaways. I suspect Brock Purdy will cough one up. Kansas City has only allowed four points per game in the second half since Week 14. They've held opponents in the second half to seven or fewer in eight straight games. They're fast, they have a better pass rush than San Francisco, more sacks, more hurries, they're taking the ball away, and they appear to be the best second-half defense by a long shot.
San Francisco concerns me. They trailed 24-7 entering the second half at home agianst the Lions. They've been outscored in the postseason 17-0 in the first quarter. They're not fast-starting, I don't love that for a young quarterback. They've been held under 28 points despite all these legendary weapons and the coach in four of their last five games. How is it possible with six Hall of Famers? Brock Purdy is the third-youngest quarterback to ever start a Super Bowl and the lowest-drafted one obviously to make a Super Bowl start. The defense is allowing 160 yards per game rushing this postseason. That was the second-worst rush defense by any of the 14 playoff teams. I think there will be explosion plays, there's great offensive coaching and ingenuity, but I'm going to take the points, I like Kansas City in a low-scoring game, 24-21. San Francisco has more high-end stars, but I do wonder about the pressure with Kyle Shanahan, and the play-calling. You deal with Purdy's inexperience, you're going up against a master in Mahomes who can score late -- what does that do to the psyche and the play-calling if it's a close game late?"

Colin's prediction: Chiefs 24, 49ers 21.

Colin's pick: Kansas City +2.5

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