Super Bowl 58 picks: Will 49ers or Chiefs win out on NFL's grand stage in Las Vegas?

LAS VEGAS – The Sin City stage is set for its first Super Sunday. And Super Bowl 58 is expected to be a competitive affair, the slightly favored San Francisco 49ers looking to balance the scale after losing Super Bowl 54 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The defending champs seek to become the first team to repeat in 19 years, yet even they seemingly get why they're dogs.

"I understand why we're the underdog, I get that – we had some ups and downs during the season," K.C. coach Andy Reid said Thursday. "I never feel like an underdog going into a game, but I understand why it's been situated that way."

Added quarterback Patrick Mahomes: "The underdog thing, especially at this moment, I think's a little bit overplayed. We're two great football teams going up against each other, someone's got to be the underdog. They've been a great football team all year long, so they deserve to be the favorite in this game. All we can do is go out there and play our best football."

Lotta faith among our experts that will be sufficient.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Super Bowl picks: Predictions for Chiefs vs. 49ers in Las Vegas