With this year’s Super Bowl participants set, one matchup that figures to have a tremendous impact on the outcome will be the Eagles running backs agains the Chiefs rush defense. The three-headed backfield of Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott present a unique challenge for Kansas City. As part of TheLines.com’s Super Bowl betting coverage, we’ll take a look at Eagles Super Bowl props for those RBs.
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Miles Sanders Rushing Props: Yardage
The Chiefs have been one of the more generous rush defenses in the league this year – yielding the 10th-most yards per carry (4.5) in the NFL. Couple that with the fact that Jalen Hurts did not look great as a passer against the Niners, and you have a case for Sanders to go over his rushing yards.
The counter argument here, is that the Eagles rotate running backs too much. This was on full display against San Francisco, when Gainwell had 42% of the team’s offensive snaps, Boston Scott 30%, and Miles Sanders 30%. Unfortunately, bettors can never be certain who will lead the Eagles running back group in snaps from week to week.
Additionally, negative game script could affect this prop. If the Chiefs are leading in the second half, the Eagles could be forced to abandon the run and turn to the passing attack.
More interesting might be Sanders’ longest rush at . Sanders has been one of the best running backs in the league when it comes to explosive runs, totaling 39 rushes of 10 yards or more this season. Couple this with the fact that he was seventh in the NFL in yards after contact, and there’s certainly reason to believe he can eclipse his longest rush prop.
However, he will be going up against Chris Jones, one of the best interior run stuffers in the league. The matchup between Jason Kelce and Chris Jones will go a long way in determining if Sanders can pop a big run.
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Although at first glance this number seems incredibly low, it is lined that way for a reason. Sanders has failed to go over this number in four straight games and has only been targeted twice in those games. Kenneth Gainwell has seen the most targets from the running back group of late, accounting for eight in the team’s last four games.
On the flip side, the Chiefs have been bad against RBs in the pass game this season. According to Football Outsiders, they rank 28th, allowing a massive +19.0% DVOA. In fact, they allow the third-most receiving yards to running backs per game, with 47.4.
Here’s a look at what RB1s have done against the Chiefs in their last four games in the passing game.
- Mixon: 3 receptions, 15 yards
- Etienne 3 receptions, 18 yards
- Jacobs 2 receptions, 5 yards
- Murray 4 receptions, 16 yards
Sanders has scored a touchdown in nine of 19 games this season, between the regular season and playoffs. Although he’s at plus money to score one at the time of publish, other running backs on Philadelphia have vultured 10 touchdowns from him. Because of that, the better strategy may lie in Gainwell or Scott to steal another at bigger odds.
The Chiefs have allowed the second-most touchdowns in the NFL to WRs, with 20. With the expectation that the Eagles will score through the air, Sanders anytime TD bettors may need to hope for big plays through the air that don’t end up in the endzone.
At such a low number of yards, this could be an easy number for Gainwell to eclipse given his recent usage. In his last three games, Gainwell has tallied a massive 31 carries.
Another thing aiding Gainwell and the Eagles running back props is the fact the Chiefs defense has been stout against the pass. Since Week 16, the Chiefs defense has not posted a pass defense DVOA higher than -4.6%. Their pass defense has hit its stride, while their run defense has still been gutted. Against the Jaguars in the Divisional round, the Chiefs allowed a massive +50.5% on the ground. To find a worse performance in recent years, you have to go all the way back to 2015 Week 4 against Cincinnati when Kansas City allowed a whopping 51.7%.
Furthering his case to go over this prop, Gainwell has clearly been the best running back on the Eagles this postseason. He is averaging 6.2 yards per carry in the playoffs, as opposed to Sander’s 4.7 If that trend continues in the Super Bowl, Philadelphia could turn to Gainwell early to jump start their running game.
This number opened at an incredibly low 5.5 for Gainwell. The best available line is currently . Given his 6.2 yards per carry in the postseason and 42% snap count rate against the Niners, it’s easy to see him going over his rush attempts. He did so against a Niners defense that ranked second in rush defense DVOA after all.
Gainwell scored five touchdowns in 19 games this season. Couple that with his massive usage against a stout San Fransisco defense, he’s certainly worth a look to spike one against the Chiefs at a juicy .
Boston Scott Rushing Props: Yardage
At only yards, this prop could easily go over on two carries. That being said, this number is dependent on game flow. Scott got five of his six carries against the Niners when the Eagles were up by two scores. Unless you think the Chiefs will be blown out, there’s not much reason to bet over on his yards prop.
Even though Scott is considered a longshot to score, he has done it five times this season. Playing 23% of the team’s offensive snaps in the Divisional round and 30% in the NFC championship, he certainly makes for an intriguing option at .
Instead of playing Miles Sanders to score, an interesting strategy would be to split a unit and bet both Gainwell and Scott to score. You’ll profit if either of them scores. Best of luck betting Eagles Super Bowl props!
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Over at DraftKings Sportsbook, there are plenty of Super Bowl prop bets that are intertwined with other sports. One of those includes how well Jalen Hurts will fare on the ground versus LeBron James’ PRA against the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday.
James is a short favorite (-120) to exceed Hurts’ rushing yards total (-110). Mind you, he passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer (38,390 career points) on Tuesday. His PRA prop is usually listed in the O/U 45.5 range.
Meanwhile, Hurts has yet to rush for over 40 yards in either of the Eagles’ two playoff wins. His rushing yards prop is set at this time around.