SUPER BOWL LVII PLAYER PROPS PREVIEW
The biggest sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl kicks off Sunday from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., with the Kansas City Chiefs facing the Philadelphia Eagles. Check our Super Bowl LVII Player Prop Preview.
Super Bowl LVII Player Props Preview for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles game
The most exciting way to make every play count is to be player props and there are a ton of them to choose from. We are here to break down some of the most intriguing player props on the market at JazzSports and tell you which ones will hit.
Super Bowl LVII Player Props Preview : Patrick Mahomes
Total Passing Yards: Over 295.5 (-120); Under 295.5 (-120)
Patrick Mahomes threw for more than 295.5 yards 10 times this season, including the AFC Championship game. The Chiefs will need a big day from Mahomes to win this game so expect him to put the ball in the air a lot. He is facing the toughest matchup possible in this 1, going up against the top pass defense statistically in the NFL. No team has allowed fewer yards through the air. Philadelphia allows less than 180 passing yards per game, only allowing more than 295.5 yards in 1 game this season back in week 16 against Dallas. If anyone can top that it is Mahomes but the smart move is to play the odds and bet the under.
Super Bowl LVII Player Props Preview: Jalen Hurts
Total Rushing Yards: Over 50.5 (-125); Under 50.5 (-115)
The Eagles rushing attack is 1 of the strongest in the NFL and Jalen Hurts is a big part of that fact. He will have to be an even bigger part of the ground game if the team is going to out scheme the Chiefs. Hurts can break this game completely open just by the threat he poses with his legs. He rushed for more than 50.5 yards 7 times this season, including a huge 157 yards performance against the Packers and 61 yards in State Farm Stadium. He will fluster the pass rush on 3rd downs and have a couple big gains on the ground to put him over 50.5 yards.
Will He Score a Touchdown: Yes -165, No +115
When the going gets tough, Mahomes always looks for his big target, tight end Travis Kelce. The linebacker corps of the Eagles are as tough a matchup as there is. The game’s best tight end has 12 touchdowns this season, scoring in 9 different games. However, he did not score against the most comparable secondaries in the NFL such as the 49ers, Broncos, Chargers and Bills.
While it is not wise to count against a player like this, the Eagles have only surrendered 3 touchdowns to tight ends this season. Of course, Kelce is more than a tight end. He is a playmaker and Andy Reid will ensure he gets the ball by any means necessary, especially around the goalline. But the trends point to Kelce being denied and the odds are juicy, so we are taking ‘No’ at +115.
Longest Reception: Over 26.5 yards (-125), Under 26.5 yards (-115)
This is why the Philadelphia Eagles acquired A.J. Brown in the offseason. The biggest acquisition for the team has been integral in turning this passing game into something to fear. Brown averages 17 yards per reception, the 3rd highest average in the NFL. He’s also 4th in total receiving yards, hauling in 1,496 yards worth on just 88 catches. He is dangerous with the ball in his hands as well. The big-bodied receiver is 5th in yards after the catch, averaging more than 6 yards per.
Brown has been relatively quiet in recent weeks. His game-high yardage this postseason is just 28 yards. The Chiefs allow less than 12 yards per catch this season. DeVonta Smith has done enough lately to draw some extra attention but Brown is still the big target. He will have his opportunities but the Chiefs will keep a lid on him with no catches exceeding 26.5 yards.
Rushing Attempts: Over 11.5 (-135); Under 11.5 (-105)
Isiah Pacheco is the secret sauce in the Chiefs offense and people are starting to take notice. The speedy back continues to become a bigger part of the gameplan, sparked by the absence of Clyde Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve for several weeks. While CEH has been activated ahead of Sunday, Pacheco will be a key safety net when Mahomes is under duress.
The 11.5 mark for carries is a sweet spot for Pacheco. He has gone over that mark 9 times this season while falling just shy twice. Andy Reid and Eric Bienamy know they will have to take advantage of an Eagles defense that allows 4.6 yards per carry. The key will be what the team does on first down. Pacheco will get looks early in the game and that will determine his usage. With that, we are going to bank on him taking more than 11.5 carries.
Rushing Attempts: Over 13.5 (-150); Under 13.5 (+105)
Miles Sanders earned himself some extra looks after scoring twice last game against the 49ers. The toughest thing about predicting Eagles running backs is that they spread the ball around throughout the backfield to 3 players, including Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. One of those 2 might steal a touchdown from Sanders, along with Hurts, but Sanders is the guy who will get the bulk of the work.
Sanders rushed the ball more than 13.5 times in 12 games this season. His carries have gone down some down the stretch but this is the type of game where he will be needed. He will have a big game, taking at least 14 carries, and as a bonus, he will hit over 62.5 rushing yards (-125).
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