- Travis Kelce is the favorite to score a touchdown at -120 odds.
- The Eagles run-game leaders Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders sport -110 and EVEN odds, respectively.
- Stats support some long-shot TD scorers such as Marquez Valdes-Scantling at +225 and Kenneth Gainwell with +450 odds.
GLENDALE Ariz. – Super Bowl LVII is set to take off with two high-flying offenses in the underdog Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts. Touchdowns will likely be plentiful throughout the game, letting bettors take a stab on anytime touchdown scorers.
Super Bowl sportsbooks feature TD odds for nearly every player, including the most favorited like Travis Kelce, Jalen Hurts, and Miles Sanders. A look at redzone stats throughout the season and playoffs may help us predict a few of these coveted endzone scores.
The Touchdown Favorites
As is typically the case, Travis Kelce comes in as the most favorited touchdown scorer with -120 odds. This should come as no surprise for the top tight end in the league, who has logged 24 redzone catches and 15 touchdowns through the whole season.
There is little to no reason to expect a slow down even against one of the best defenses in the NFL, making Kelce a top option to be a TD scorer in the Super Bowl and extend his postseason scoring streak with -120 odds.
Jalen Hurts (-110) and Miles Sanders (EVEN) round out the top three players in odds to be a touchdown scorer, the dynamic Eagles rushing leaders scored 13 and 11 touchdowns in the regular season, respectively.
In the playoffs, each has contributed two rushing touchdowns.
However, a concern for Miles Sanders is that he has been ceding redzone touches to backfield mate Kenneth Gainwell. Sanders is second among Eagles RBs for redzone touches this postseason with five. With EVEN odds, Sanders may be the odd man out among the TD odds leaders with the other two of Kelce and Hurts having a more guaranteed redzone usage rate.
Jalen Hurts remains a top option for bettors, especially given the Eagles desires to power through with Hurts on third and fourth or short. Also, he’s a dangerous running threat with big-play ability.
At -110 odds, Hurts will likely see usage in the red zone as he has all year, where he has scored nine touchdowns inside the five-yard line and 15 total on the year.
The Longshot TD Scorers
Super Bowl betting sites have also given touchdown odds to players like Marquez Valdes-Scantling (+225) and Kenneth Gainwell (+450).
Marquez Valdes-Scantling has not been the most consistent red zone weapon for the Chiefs, but he is also their only wide receiver that has scored a touchdown this postseason, with one in each game. Given the success, it seems natural that Andy Reid and co. will look to get MVS involved via a deep throw or a redzone target. The +225 odds are certainly approachable, but the next longshot may take the cake for best value.
Kenneth Gainwell is among the most valuable longshot anytime touchdown scorers at +450. The most important stat worth knowing for him is that he leads Eagles running backs with seven redzone touches this postseason.
In addition, Gainwell is leading the Eagles backfield in rush yards, yards per carry, and receptions during the playoffs. It isn’t often that a longshot leads his position group in redzone touches and with him already on a great postseason run, bettors will have the chance to cash in huge profit on Gainwell with +450 odds.
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Jeremias is a lifelong Jaguars fan that began following football closely in 2013. He is a current Florida State University student with a double major in Media/Communication Studies and Editing, Writing, and Media. In his free time, you can find him writing, researching, betting, and watching all things NFL, NBA, and NHL related.