Patrick Mahomes, Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey, Travis Kelce, Deebo Samuel, and Isiah Pacheco will be some of the players you hear the most of as the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs face off in Super Bowl 58 (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET).
From player touchdowns, passing, rushing, and receiving yards, all the way to the Super Bowl MVP race, there is no lack of category you can’t bet on in America’s most-watched game. Let’s look at our best Super Bowl player props.
Our Picks for Super Bowl Player Props
Patrick Mahomes Over 1.5 Touchdown Passes:
It’s hard to find profitable odds on Patrick Mahomes. The two-time Super Bowl MVP is expected to have a good game based on the season he has had, plus his experience in playing in the most crucial game in the NFL – he will collect his fourth Super Bowl start at the age of 28.
One play that feels like a good bet is for Mahomes to throw for at least two touchdowns. That’s what he did in his two Super Bowl wins with the Chiefs, and, at this stage of his career, is also a possibility even in a losing effort. You may have to risk a bit to increase your payout, but it is one of the better props on the board.
Brock Purdy Over 3.5 Rushing Attempts:
Brock Purdy props are also in high demand. That should come as no surprise, but the uncertainty with the 49ers quarterback comes from how much he will be asked to throw with McCaffrey in the backfield.
Looking for value, a rushing TD provides a high reward but is unlikely. What has been a trend in the postseason for Purdy is to have more carries (six vs. Green Bay, five vs. Detroit). You’ll cash out with this play if he rushes just four times.
Christian McCaffrey First Half Touchdown:
Christian McCaffrey is favored heavily to score. You can find plus odds on the 49ers star if you narrow your choice down to when he gets in the endzone.
This year, most of CMC’s touchdowns have come in the first half of games. Given that the Niners are likely to go to him early, this bet provides much value without being tied strictly to one quarter.
Isiah Pacheco Over 66.5 Rushing Yards:
Kansas City running back Isiah Pacheco could have a breakout game in the Super Bowl. He’s been good for at least one touchdown in each game this postseason and is a go-to option in the running game.
After posting nearly 100-yard games in the earlier rounds, Pacheco ran for 68 yards against the Ravens in the AFC Championship game. In a neutral setting, he should have a bit more liberty in the rushing game, which bodes well for the Over.
Deebo Samuel to Score Anytime:
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel has not caught a touchdown this postseason. He co-led the 49ers in receiving touchdowns during the regular season alongside Brandon Aiyuk and Christian McCaffrey and TE George Kittle has one TD in the playoffs.
The bet here is that in the biggest game of the year, the 49ers will go to one of their better options in the receiving game. Some might say he’s due for a touchdown.
Travis Kelce to Score Anytime:
Travis Kelce will be a popular man among Super Bowl bettors. He has been a critical target in the Chiefs’ receiving game, and his spotlight has only been multiplied by dating Taylor Swift.
Whichever way you look at it, he’ll be expected to score with or without the pressure of potentially playing his last Super Bowl. At plus odds, it is almost too good not to take for a guy who leads KC in TD receptions this postseason.
Nick Bosa Over 0.5 Sacks:
Nick Bosa is the sacks leader for the 49ers with 10.5 in the regular season. He is coming off collecting two sacks against Detroit in the NFC Championship game.
Instead of betting outright on whether he will get a sack, by betting Over 0.5, you get the same odds with the potential to push if he splits one with a teammate. You don’t have to pay extra for the insurance, but it helps to play the O/U instead of betting on the straight result.
Harrison Butker Over 1.5 Field Goals:
Chiefs kicker Harris Butker has been perfect for FGs, with seven in the playoffs. He makes 33 out of 35 in the regular season and is as good as they come.
Assuming the 49ers will force a few fourth downs, Butker will likely get at least two tries for three points. If he converts twice, which should be easier in the indoor Allegiant Stadium, you’ll cash out.
Other Super Bowl Player Props to Consider
To Score 2+ Touchdowns
If someone scores twice, you can make money. Either running back feels like a good pick. If they’re expected to score once, then you’re almost halfway there.
Travis Kelce is a popular pick because of the attention Taylor Swift brings. Rashee Rice is a name going under the radar for that same reason, and even more so if he gets two scores.
To Win Super Bowl MVP
Betting on the Super Bowl MVP is potentially profitable with long odds. The QBs usually win the vote, narrowing it to Mahomes and Purdy for many.
Aside from those two, only a remarkable performance will likely result in anyone else winning it. Christian McCaffrey is certainly capable, depending on how run-heavy the 49ers go.
Super Bowl 58 Player Props FAQs
Super Bowl prop bets are wagers on an occurrence involving a player or team within the game itself. Aside from betting on the result of the Super Bowl, you can also place prop bets on how many yards a QB will throw for or how many touchdowns a singular player will score.
You can place player prop bets on any major online sports betting website like BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel, BetRivers, bet365, or DraftKings.
Common prop bets are wagering on touchdown scorers, choosing when in the game a player will score, and picking totals on how many yards a certain player will get.
The easiest bets on the Super Bowl are moneyline bets on a direct outcome like if a player will score a touchdown.
Prop bets can be profitable depending on the odds and result. Just like game lines, there are prop bets that could feature heavy favorites like Christian McCaffrey to score in the Super Bowl. If you get it right, you will profit from the wager regardless of the score of the game.
Most prop bets are available under a separate tab within a game’s odds in an online sportsbook.
Yes. You can cash out prop bets just like any cash bet on a game. If you are placing action with a bonus bet, there may be a rollover requirement before you can cash out.
Prop bets are popular because they give bettors an additional stake in a certain player or team aside from betting on the result of the game.
Yes, a parlay can be created with prop bets at most major online sportsbooks.
You can place prop bets on the Super Bowl at any major online sports betting website like BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel, BetRivers, bet365, or DraftKings.
Yes. Prop bets can push depending on the line or outcome of your wager. For example, if you wagered on a player going Over 265 passing yards, the play will push if he throws for exactly 265 yards. Some sportsbooks may offer halves on lines to avoid pushing on prop bets.
The payout on a prop bet depends on the odds, just like any other wager. If a player is -110 to score, you’ll have to bet $110 to make $100.
Prop is short for “proposition” bet because you are betting on a particular occurrence or individual outcome. A prop bet is also called a side bet.