The Best Super Bowl Pass Catcher Prop Bets
Quarterbacks are far and away the most frequent position to win the Super Bowl MVP award. Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes already has two of the awards.
The second-most frequent winning position is wide receiver, and the ledger of pass-catching winners reads like a Who’s Who of the NFL. Hall of Famers Lynn Swann, Fred Biletnikoff, and Jerry Rice are Super Bowl MVPs.
More recently, we have Deion Branch of the New England Patriots winning the award over Tom Brady. Santonio Holmes won for the Pittsburgh Steelers following his game-winning touchdown catch over the Arizona Cardinals. Just two years ago, Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams followed up his incredible triple-crown winning season (most receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns) with the Super Bowl MVP.
When you add in the two All-Pro tight ends playing in Super Bowl LVIII, there is no shortage of pass catchers who could win this year’s MVP.
San Francisco 49ers Best Receiving Props
The most dangerous wide receiver in this game is Brandon Aiyuk of the San Francisco 49ers. He was seventh in the league with 1,342 receiving yards, and 61 of his 75 catches went for first downs. That was the best percentage in the NFL.
Bovada.lv has him as a +5000 longshot to win the MVP award, but he finished the season looking like a potential MVP. Aiyuk went over 100 yards seven times this season, including three of the last five regular season games. NFL online sportsbooks have set the over/under on Aiyuk’s receiving yards at 61.5.
In Kansas City’s last eight games, only two wide receivers have gone over 61 yards.
Deebo Samuel is the most versatile player in Sunday’s game, and Nevada online sportsbooks have given him some of the most interesting prop bets. Samuel had 89 yards receiving in the NFC Championship Game, and if he gets to that total this weekend, it pays +185.
The over/under on rushing yards for Samuel is 16.5. If he was to get that over, and have 89 yards receiving, that parlay pays +380. Samuel played against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV and rushed for 53 yards.
Tight end George Kittle was an All-Pro this year for the second time in his career, and in the Divisional Round, he had 81 yards and a touchdown. Evan Engram, Tyler Conklin, T.J. Hockenson, Hunter Henry, and Donald Parham all went over 50 yards against the Chiefs from the tight end position. The over/under on receiving yards for Kittle is 48.5.
Kansas City Chiefs Best Receiving Props
Much has been made this season about the Chiefs wide receivers and dropping the football. In the playoffs, they seemed to fix the issue, at least for three weeks. Rookie Rashee Rice was the most reliable of the Chiefs receivers all season, and he has been a yards-after-catch (YAC) monster this year. He tied for third this season with Tyreek Hill for most YAC at 652.
BetUS.com has an interesting Rice prop, listing him as the +350 favorite to have the most YAC following a single reception in the Super Bowl. No other Chiefs wide receiver pays less than +2500.
Rice is also a huge favorite at Bovada.lv to win the head-to-head battle in total receptions against Deebo Samuel. Rice is paying -290, and Samuel is +210. Rice has at least five catches in seven of his last eight games. Samuel has his hit that threshold in just three of his last eight games.
The best pass catching tight end in the last 10 years is Travis Kelce of the Chiefs. In the AFC Championship, he caught all 11 of his targets. If he has another 100% catch rate game in the Super Bowl, it pays +800. BetUS.com also has Kelce at -135 to score a touchdown in the game. He has two touchdowns in his three previous Super Bowls, including one against the 49ers four years ago.
Perhaps you’ve heard that Kelce has a fairly famous girlfriend. If he does score a touchdown, you can wager on how many seconds Taylor Swift will be shown on camera celebrating. If it’s more than five seconds, it pays +170.