Our Super Bowl previews continue with a further look at the player prop markets
This year’s Super Bowl is fast approaching – with only three days to go until the 49ers and the Chiefs face off for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
After naming a handful of longshot bets earlier in the week, our football expert is back with his three player prop bets – focusing on the likes of Eli Mitchell, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Brock Purdy.
Here are the Best Player Prop Bets for Sunday’s big game in Las Vegas.
THE RUSH OF ELI
We know that Christian McCaffrey will get the majority of the work in this game in terms of the backfield – but surely it would not keep Eli Mitchell from getting on the field.
Mitchell has been handed a five-yard total in his rushing yard over/under line, which seems bizarre – especially as he has beat this total in his last seven games.
CMC is known to be injury prone as well – so if he takes a knock that rules him out for a few plays, then Mitchell will get the chance to take on some workload.
Five yards is an easy target. With an average of 4.7 yards per carry this campaign, Mitchell will really need only one play with a bit extra to hit this total.
TIP: Elijah Mitchell Over 4.5 Rushing Yards (-105, DraftKings Sportsbook)
While he has not made many catches throughout the recent campaign, Marquez Valdes-Scantling could surpass his receiving yards line with ease here.
The Chiefs wideout has been strong on his travels, surpassing 20 yards in three of his last four games away from Arrowhead.
MVS has recorded two plays of 30+ yards across his last two games, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see him produce one big play with Mahomes and surpass his total – especially if the Chiefs need to get downfield quickly.
20 yards looks achievable for the former Packers wideout – so take his receiving yard over line here.
TIP: Marquez Valdes-Scantling Over 19.5 Receiving Yards (-115, DraftKings Sportsbook)
BURSTING BROCK’S BUBBLE
Reaching the Super Bowl in his first full season as a starting NFL QB, Brock Purdy will be hoping to become the second youngest quarterback to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.
However, the San Fran prospect will have to get past a Chiefs defense that has proven to be difficult throughout the 2023 season.
Kansas City have been strong in stopping the passing game, only allowing 181.5 passing yards per game throughout the regular season.
The Chiefs secondary will prove to be a seriously tough nut to crack, so it would not be a surprise to see Purdy’s passing yardage stay relatively low in this matchup.
His under line in terms of passing yards looks to be worth backing here.