The Super Bowl is like Christmas Day for NFL bettors, as there are an insane number of things you can wager on, from the coin toss to the National Anthem length, to the actual game and the hundreds of prop bets offered.
Everyone dreams of cashing in on a big bet in the Super Bowl, and hitting the first touchdown scorer is one way to do it.
Since it’s such a hard bet to predict, you can usually find some pretty good odds for the first player to hit paydirt in the Super Bowl.
Last season, Los Angeles Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. kicked off the scoring with a touchdown catch.
If the Eagles strike first in Super Bowl 57, who will it be?
Here are three players I’m considering to be the first touchdown scorer in Super Bowl 57:
Odds to be first touchdown scorer in Super Bowl 57
Best first touchdown bets for Chiefs vs. Eagles
- Jalen Hurts (+800)
- Boston Scott (+2800)
- DeVonta Smith (+1200)
Jalen Hurts (+800)
This season, Jalen Hurts has been the first touchdown scorer in six games for the Eagles, by far the most on the team.
Hurts is going to see plenty of chances to use his legs against this Chiefs defense, and we can’t forget that the Eagles are the best team in the NFL at executing quarterback sneaks.
This isn’t a huge price, but Hurts is by far the most likely player to find the end zone first for Philly.
Boston Scott (+2800)
Boston Scott is my favorite value play in Super Bowl 57, as he’s found the end zone in three straight games, including both of the team’s playoff games.
Scott actually sees some solid volume in this ground attack at times, and since Nick Siranni rotates him, Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell, I think he’s worth a shot as the back furthest down the list.
Kansas City ranks 30th in opponent red zone touchdown percentage, so once Philly gets there, it should be looking for six.
DeVonta Smith (+1200)
DeVonta Smith has scored the first touchdown just once for the Eagles this season, but he showed in the NFC title game that he can make the big play to swing the game for Philly.
Both he an A.J. Brown are solid picks, but Smith will likely draw Kansas City’s No. 2 corner to start, making him my favorite receiver pick.
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