In recent Super Bowls, elite defenses trumped elite offenses. In 2021, a ferocious Buccaneers pass rush held Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to nine points. Last season, an elite Rams pass rush held Joe Burrow and the Bengals to 20 points. It’s sometimes true what they say: defense wins championships. In this article, we’ll look at Super Bowl defense props for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Analysis of defensive Super Bowl props for the Kansas City Chiefs is also available.
Super Bowl Defense Props: Eagles Players
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OLB Haason Reddick
Defensive player props are scant. Even for this Super Bowl, early individual lines really only exist at DraftKings Sportsbook and your options outside of total tackles are limited.
Haason Reddick is a menace. In the past two games, he’s guessed snap counts on three different quarterbacks so perfectly, he’s almost home before the play can develop. As a result, Reddick logged five QB pressures, two sacks, forced a fumble, and recovered another in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.
Primarily lining up on the offense’s right side (left side for defense), Reddick will face tackle Andrew Wylie for the majority of his snaps. Wylie is the most-penalized tackle in the NFL this season (nine) and PFF’s 48th-ranked pass blocking tackle.
On the season, Reddick has the second-highest rate of recording a pressure, QB hit, or sack (DPR) at a ridiculous 10.9%, per PFF. He leads the NFL in sacks this year (21), meaning over 25% of his DPR resulted in a sack, by far the highest rate (21 sacks on 80 DPR).
How The Eagles Might Use Reddick
One major change the Eagles did with Reddick in the NFC Championship Game came in his alignment. Against the Giants, Reddick lined up mostly as a seven-technique (that is, the outside shade of the tackle), and was stunted inside to take advantage of the Giants’ blocking scheme. Reddick also used outside-inside moves to get tackle Evan Neal off his center of gravity.
Against the 49ers, Reddick lined up in what’s called a “wide nine” a few yards outside the tackle’s shoulder. If there’s an inline tight end, Reddick would line up off his shoulder. This alignment was to take advantage of Mike McGlinchey, a slower tackle off the ball. It worked and Reddick routinely beat McGlinchey off the ball.
Against Wiley, expect Reddick to line up in that wide nine again. The majority of Wiley’s penalties are holding penalties when he’s beat to the backfield. At the very least, Reddick should be able to draw a couple of those.
What It Means For Reddick’s Prop Numbers
The mismatch on the offense’s right edge isn’t a secret. If I know this, the Chiefs scouting department knows this. Surely they’ll keep Travis Kelce or Noah Gray in to chip or bring a running back weak side to help block. To further neutralize an aggressive speed rush is to use play side screens and dump off passes, seen in the Chiefs’ win over the Bengals.
However, Reddick is going to be involved. Taking Mahomes’ pass attempts prop (39.5) and Reddick’s DPR rate (10.9%), we can assume he’ll get 4.31 DPR opportunities in this game. In a vacuum, 1.08 of those DPR would result in a sack opportunity. Against the Chiefs’ subpar offensive line, particularly Wylie, it’s logical to assume Reddick will have at least one clean sack opportunity.
DraftKings lists his sack prop at just Over 0.25 sacks (-165), far more juice than I’m willing to pay. Should that number encroach 0.5 and get better odds, I’ll likely pull the trigger.
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Caesars Sportsbook offers same-game Super Bowl parlay odds on defensive props. Players can combine multiple betting lines like total sacks, total tackles, and interceptions on a single ticket and increase the odds for potential payouts. The online sportsbook offers these odds ahead of the Big Game, so fans should log on now and capitalize. Defensive props on the Eagles can lead to big payouts at Caesars. The odds for things like defensive TDs are longer because they are rare. Fans can increase their potential payouts with these defensive props at Caesars Sportsbook.
Eagles Team Defense Props
The Eagles came dangerously close to breaking the all-time team sacks record (72) with 70. The two teams ahead of them include the 1984 Chicago Bears and 1989 Minnesota Viking “Purple People Eaters.” Bolstered by a nasty defensive front, Philly’s defense is in rarified air.
Team defense props really come in three forms: team sacks, opposing team turnovers, and opposing team totals.
I wrote in my Patrick Mahomes player props article how illogical Mahomes’ pocket time and sack rate really are. He logged the second-most time in pocket (2.6 seconds) while only taking 26 sacks (21st) behind an offensive line that allowed the most QB hurries (58). I also noted his ankle injury. Though it looked to be a minor hindrance against the Bengals and he has two more weeks to recover, it’s not something to hand-wave away.
The Eagles are heavily juiced to go over 2.5 sacks (-140) in the game.
Betting team totals is usually a weak market with value to be had, but it becomes much stronger of a market during an event like the Super Bowl. Currently, the Chiefs are lined for Over 25.5 points (-105), a number likely to move as the spread () and total () do.
Over at DraftKings Sportsbook, there are plenty of Super Bowl prop bets that are intertwined with other sports. For instance, you can wager on whether Raptors forward will record more points against the Pistons than the Chiefs score in Super Bowl LVII.
Siakam’s point total is usually listed around O/U 24.5, yet he’s failed to eclipse that number in 11 of his last 13 games. However, Detroit showcases the second-worst defensive efficiency across the NBA, so he could be in for a sizable showing in that department.
On the flip side, Mahomes & Co. are up against their toughest test to date, as the Eagles rank No. 1 in pass defense DVOA (per Football Outsiders). But that comes with a caveat, too, considering only five of their games came against top-16 offenses. In those matchups, they allowed an average of 30.2 points per game.
Siakam is currently the favorite at -130 while Chiefs are priced at +100.
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