Heading into Super Bowl LIV, Vegas oddsmakers have released their unique prop bets for the Kansas City Chiefs' players. From a total rushing yards bet for quarterback Patrick Mahomes to total receiving yards accumulated by wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, everything here is covered. A few intriguing bets going viral on social media are the odds of 49ers' Head Coach Kyle Shanahan blowing another 28-3 lead again, which are currently available at 100-1. In all seriousness, that will more than likely never happen again, especially in the super bowl. Moreover, before placing a bet, it is imperative for gamblers to study all the little details that can paint a big picture. This can make the difference between winning big and wasting hundreds if not thousands of dollars. The 2019 Chiefs finished the regular season 12-4 (.750), ranking 5th in scoring offense, too, averaging 28.2 points per game.
Their rushing offense concluded the regular season ranking 23rd, with 1,569 total rushing yards earned, 16 touchdowns scored, and averaging 98.1 rushing yards per game. As for the Chiefs' passing game, Kansas City ranks 5th overall; their completion percentage average is 65.6 percent. They also accumulated 4,498 yards, 30 touchdowns, and averaged 281.1 passing yards per game. For scoring defense, Kansas City certainly made a few improvements from the 2018-19 season. They finished the regular season ranking 7th overall, allowing 19.3 points per game. Additionally, the Chiefs still have struggled stopping the run; the team's rush defense ranks 26th in the league, allowing 2,051 yards, 14 touchdowns, and surrendering 128.2 yards per game. However, Kansas City's pass defense ranks 8th, with an opponents' completion percentage of 60.5 percent. The team's pass defense allowed 3,543 yards, 21 touchdowns, and they forced 16 interceptions.
Total Rushing Yards: Patrick Mahomes
Over 24.5: (-145)
Under 24.5: (+110)
Although Patrick Mahomes sustained knee and ankle injuries in the past, he can still rush for first downs. Now, he is not as fast as a Michael Vick, Lamar Jackson, or Colin Kaepernick, but it would be wise for 49ers' defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to put a spy on him. In the AFC championship game against the Tennessee Titans, Mahomes rushed for a 27-yard touchdown before halftime. He finished his second career conference title game with 8 rushing attempts for 53 yards, averaging 6.63 yards per attempt. In the Chiefs' 51-31 divisional round victory over the Houston Texans, Mahomes had 7 rushing attempts for 53 yards, with a yards per attempt of 7.57.
Nevertheless, the playoffs are such a miniscule, limited sample size. In the 2019 regular season, he had a total of 43 rushing attempts for 218 yards, and Mahomes scored 2 rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.07 yards per attempt. Just for a reminder, these regular season statistics are based on the 14 games he started in, including the week 7 30-6 blowout win over the Denver Broncos, the game he sustained his knee injury. In Super Bowl LIV, this will be an all-or-nothing type of game for Mahomes. Take the over.
Total Passing Attempts: Patrick Mahomes
Over 35.5: (-125)
Under 35.5: (-105)
The Kansas City Chiefs are about three days away from playing against the San Francisco 49ers' pass defense, which is ranked No. 1 in the NFL, on the grandest stage. San Francisco held their opponents' completion percentage average to 61.3 percent, and they allowed only 2,707 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, made 12 interceptions, and gave up 169.2 yards per game. Furthermore, a fair argument could be made that the New England Patriots had the best defense in the league. Their pass defense was ranked 2nd overall, the rush defense was ranked 6th, and their scoring defense was ranked 1st. Why does this information matter? This two-time pro-bowler can beat any team.
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