Super Bowl LVII will feature the Philadelphia Eagles versus Kansas City Chiefs. Five years after winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles revamped their entire team by making numerous trades and drafting key players. Head coach Nick Sirianni spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs before getting let go in 2013 as Quality Control Coach.
Philadelphia Eagles Player Props to Consider
Head coach Nick Sirianni shut down the critics for not winning a playoff game during his tenure. The Eagles had a convincing win over the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional Round, and the San Francisco Giants suffered the same fate in the NFC Championship Game.
All the hard work throughout the season will now be tested in the ultimate game in Glendale, Arizona. Let’s look at some early props for the game from the Eagles’ perspective.
Bet 1: Jalen Hurts Passing Yards (Over)
Since Hurts returned from injury during the final week of the season, the Eagles haven’t relied on the passing game against the Giants and the 49ers. Even though Hurts threw for two touchdowns in the Divisional Round, Hurts only made 24 attempts for 154 yards.
Against the 49ers, Hurts only made 25 attempts for 121 yards. The Giants were in shambles early, while the 49ers QB Brock Purdy came down with an injury early, which stopped any momentum the team was trying to build.
The Kansas City Chiefs is a team that is convincing on another tier even after trading away WR Tyreek Hill in the offseason. Hurts will have two more weeks to recover as his shoulder may not be 100 percent at the moment.
The Eagles certainly have the core of end-zone threats to get it done. Devonta Smith, A.J. Brown, and Dallas Goedert are the major threats in the game. The mission is simple, the Eagles will have to throw the ball because the Chiefs can score in a heartbeat.
Many sportsbooks have the prop listed in the area of Over/under 243.5. PrizePicks is one of the outliers in the market, with the prop listed at over/under 238.5 passing yards.
Bet 2: Jalen Hurts Passing Touchdowns (Over 1.5 -120)
Using the previous wager, the three players will be the go-end zone threats if everything goes according to plan. In addition, the Chiefs have allowed 33 passing touchdowns this season, which is one of the team’s flaws, which is more than any other team in the regular season.
With the under/over for the game, the total is slated at 49.5. It just makes sense to take the prop.
Other Prop Bets to Consider (Specific Players)
It is easy to write off A.J. Brown in the postseason because he hasn’t been producing as we have normally been accustomed to this season. However, the team hasn’t needed him because they gave up seven points in each of the two playoff games.
Taking each game into account is practical, but in the playoffs, every game is different, especially the Super Bowl. Additionally, he was overthrown on some plays, which didn’t allow him to get a touchdown or the yards to cash the prop.
Receiving yards (Over 72.5), Any Time Touchdown
Devonta Smith could join elite territory if the outcome of the game had the Eagles lifting the Lombardi trophy. Smith would become just the fourth player to win the Heisman Trophy, the College Football National Championship, and a Super Bowl. The three other players on the list are Tony Dorsett, Marcus Allen, and Charles Woodson.
Receiving yards (Over 64.5), Any Time Touchdown
Long Shot Bets
I fully expect the Hurts to throw the ball more this game, but both offenses are electric, and a high total justifies some opportunity.
The only reason I would take a small bet for a Gainwell touchdown on DraftKings is that the line is sharper than its competitors. Some sportsbooks are offering below the +200 mark.
Any Time Touchdown (+400)
Hurts has taken his game to the next level this season, and has 13 rushing touchdowns in the regular season. If the Eagles get the opportunity to strike first, Hurts First TD scorer is something to consider.
First TD Scorer (+700)