Here we go again. It’s Super Bowl LVII bayybee!
As this year’s season finale brings together the bets two sides in the NFL this season – the top seeds in both the AFC and NFC no less -The Kansas City Chiefs face-off against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Greatest Show on Earth at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
With Andy Reid’s Chiefs notching a third Super Bowl appearance in four years, Nick Sirianni has his first taste of Super Bowl weekend as Eagles’ head coach, with both sides having won the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the last five seasons.
So it’s the champions of Super Bowl LIV versus the winners of LII, but what props, we hear you cry, are we looking at this weekend?
All eyes will be on the quarterbacks in Glendale, of course and whilst Patrick Mahomes lines up for his third Super Bowl, Jalen Hurts makes his maiden bow.
Arguably the star throwers in the NFL this term, both players had been nursing slight injury concerns during the playoffs – most notably Mahomes’ sprained ankle sustained in the wildcards – but after two weeks off, the reports are both QBs arrive in Arizona relatively healthy.
Mahomes and Hurts will surely have starring roles on Sunday and for both QBs to combine for 500+ passing yds and 4+ passing TDs, PaddyPower’s Power Price from 11/8 to 13/8 looks welcoming.
Whilst Mahomes may not be rushing the football, Hurts won’t be shy of doing so and as an alternative, 2+ Hurts passing TDs and an anytime Hurts TD fetches 9/2 with a Ladbrokes Boost.
As we all know, this year’s Super Bowl is being dubbed ‘The Kelce Bowl’ and we are expecting younger brother Travis Kelce to have a big say in the game. Tied on 15 playoff TDs with Rob Gronkowski, Kelce needs just one score to set the new post-season standard. so a Kelce TD, for Kelce to receive for 85+ yds and to receive 1+ passes is an inviting 2/1 with 888Sport.
For the Eagles, after their NFC Championship game was blighted by the 49ers’ rather limping offense, Philly were in second gear for most of the second half at Lincoln Financial a fortnight ago. Interestingly, for such an offensively diverse unit, no single player has notched 100 receiving yards in this season’s playoffs but that is likely to be put right this weekend.
If pushed, we reckon it might be DeVonta Smith to steal the show and make a huge play or two. Over 99 receiving yards for the Eagles WR at 10/3 with William Hill could sneak onto our betslip.
Perhaps to play it safer though, for both Smith and fellow Eagle AJ Brown to have 5+ receptions each is 5/4 with Ladbrokes.
Finally, as far as tallies go, the last time the Eagles reached this stage, they shared 74 points with Patriots in 2017. Some Super Bowls evolve into cautious games but that doesn’t look likely here. For the game to reach 57 points, a 19/10 shot with UniBet is on the table.
We are also looking at going with accumulative tallies and both 60 points at 11/4 with BetUK and 63 points at 10/3 with bet365 are worth considering.