Super Bowl LVII will feature the Philadelphia Eagles versus Kansas City Chiefs. Since trading away star WR, Tyreek Hill, many players have stepped up to fill the void on the field. Coach Andy Reid will be facing his former team where he coached from 1999 to 2012. Reid compiled a 130-93-1 record as an Eagle (.583 winning percentage).
Kansas City Chiefs Props to Consider
The Chiefs are a formidable presence with only a few weaknesses throughout the season. It wasn’t an easy road for the franchise in this year’s playoffs because the Jacksonville Jaguars kept it close in the Divisional round.
In the AFC Championship game, the Cincinnati Bengals had the Chiefs’ number all season, and in the postseason. Despite questionable calls not being called for the Bengals throughout the game, the Bengals’ defense made a costly error in the end. DE Joseph Ossai’s late hit on QB Patrick Mahomes was enough for Harrison Butker to hit a 45-yard field goal with seconds left in the game.
All the efforts throughout the year will now face their ultimate test in the championship game in Glendale, Arizona. Let’s examine some initial bets to consider for the Big Game on the Chiefs’ side.
Bet 1: Patrick Mahomes Passing Touchdowns (Over 1.5 -210)
The Philadelphia Eagles secondary is elite and has caused problems for opposing quarterbacks all year. However, the Eagles’ schedule hasn’t been as difficult as the other contenders in the league, and Mahomes is making a case for MVP once again.
Mahomes failed to throw two touchdowns against the Bengals but managed to do so against the Jaguars despite some missed plays. In his absence, backup quarterback Chad Henne took over for a few plays before Mahomes returned to the field.
If the championship game ends up being close, it is well known that you don’t want the Chiefs to have an opportunity to drive down the field and secure the win. This scenario could very well become a reality. Patrick Mahomes also has time to recover from his injury.
Bet 2: Travis Kelce Any Time Touchdown (-125)
Tight end Travis Kelce is a significant danger in the redzone, having connected with Mahomes for 12 touchdowns in the end zone. Furthermore, he has scored three touchdowns during the playoffs. Kelce continues to dominate on the football field.
Additionally, the Super Bowl has been dubbed the “Kelce Bowl” because both Jason Kelce and Travis Kelce are the first brothers to face off against each other in the Big Game, and have a podcast called New Heights. With an under/over total in the 49.5 area, both teams have the ability to score at a fast pace, leaving room for several passing touchdowns.
Other Prop Bets to Consider (Specific Players)
Isiah Pacheco Rushing Yards (Under 48.5)
There is a world that Mahomes struggles with as things like the “Ghost fumble” could haunt him. On top of that, it’s important to mix things up. However, he had a much better game on the receiving end as he caught five receptions for 59 yards. The 48.5 rushing yards is a standard line for him, but I believe the receivers will have a much bigger role.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Any Time Touchdown (+195)
He had a game to remember against the Cincinnati Bengals where he had 116 receiving yards. There is a possibility that WR Mecole Hardman doesn’t play in the Super Bowl, leaving more opportunities for the other Chiefs receivers. Valdes-Scantling has also scored in each of the two playoff games this season.
The passing yards number for Patrick Mahomes has been ranging from 283 range to 292.5 yards on several platforms, which could deter many from making the bet. However, PrizePicks is offering a promotion also known as a free square. All Mahomes has to do is throw one yard in the game.