We are fast approaching kickoff at Super Bowl 57!
Just because you’re an Eagles fan and you’ll be cheering for your team to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, doesn’t mean you can’t also place a few bets.
Sure, I would understand if you don’t want to bet on any Kansas City Chiefs players. So, just for your, I’ve laid out some of the best player prop bets that myself and fellow BetSided editors have written up over the past two weeks.
Let’s dive into them.
Kenneth Gainwell OVER 19.5 rushing yards
“Based on recent performances, I love the OVER on Kenneth Gainwell’s rushing total.
“He has reached at least 35 rushing yards in three straight games, and he’s coming off a 26-yard receiving yard performance.
“Miles Sanders, the Eagles starting running back for the majority of the season, saw just 30% of snaps in the Conference Championship Game. That’s 12% lower than Gainwell. Expect him to see the ball enough times to cash the OVER on this one.” — Iain MacMillan
DeVonta Smith Super Bowl MVP
“While Mahomes is the overwhelming Chiefs player to win, I think there is some value taking a shot against Jalen Hurts of the Eagles in the Super Bowl MVP market. Why not go with his former Alabama teammate DeVonta Smith, who made the big early play in the NFC championship game on 4th and 6 on a deep pass from Hurts (which wasn’t actually a catch, but wasn’t challenged).
“Smith has a knack for making big plays since college and in a game that I expect to feature points I can see the receiver being leaned on by Hurts, who hasn’t been challenged to pass since hurting his shoulder in December.
“We have seen standout wide receiver performances win this honor as recently as last year with Cooper Kupp, so I think Smith at 30-1 is a nice longshot price.” — Reed Wallach
Patrick Mahomes UNDER 294.5 passing yards
“We’re saving the best for last. My absolute favorite prop bet for Super Bowl 57 is for Patrick Mahomes to go UNDER his passing yards total of 294.5.
“Bold bet, I know, but hear me out.
“The Eagles led the NFL this season in opponent yards per pass attempt as well as opponent total passing yards per game, giving up just an average of 171 passing yards per game. That’s over 120 less than Mahomes’ set total.
“Not only that, but the Eagles sport the best pass rush in the NFL, averaging over four sacks per game. Being able to pressure Mahomes is going to keep him from torching this Eagles secondary through the air.
“I love the UNDER on his passing yards total on Super Bowl Sunday.” — Iain MacMillan
Haason Reddick to record a sack
“Haason Reddick is the heart and soul of the Eagles pass rush. He racked up 16 sacks in the regular season, and he has totaled 3.5 combined sacks in his first two playoff games. If anyone on the Eagles can take down Mahomes, it’s going to be Reddick.
“Let’s also remember that Mahomes is dealing with an ankle injury that’s going to keep him from being as mobile as he is when fully healthy.” — Iain MacMillan
Super Bowl 2023 best prop bet
A.J. Brown First Touchdown Scorer
“A.J. Brown is currently listed at +1000 to score the first touchdown of the game, and that’s where I recommend you go with your bet.
“First of all, let’s note that Brown tied for third in the NFL in the regular season for receiving touchdowns with 11. Davante Adams was the only wide receiver to have more with 14, and then Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, had one more with 12.
“Now, you should also know that the Chiefs gave up the most receiving touchdowns per game this season, averaging 1.8 per contest.
“Also, 11 of the 17 starting quarterbacks to face the Chiefs threw multiple touchdowns against them. The names of the quarterbacks who didn’t probably won’t surprise you. It includes players like Bryce Perkins, Malik Willis, Jeff Driskell, and Jarrett Stidham.
“That all lines up for the star Eagles receiver to have a big game. That’s why I think he’s certainly worth a shot at 10/1 to score the first touchdown of the game.
“Join me and let’s see if we can’t cash big early on in Super Bowl 57.” — Iain MacMillan
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