Super Bowl LVII is just days away as the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers go to battle in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. KC will be looking to be the first repeat champion since the New England Patriots in the early 2000s while the Niners are a force to be reckoned with who could very well win their sixth title in franchise history. Betting on the Super Bowl is a common occurrence across North America, whether it’s specific props or simply putting money down on the game. Below, we’ll lay out the Super Bowl props for rushing yards, with numerous players in the mix to be the most potent runner on Sunday.
As most would expect, Christian McCaffrey is the clear frontrunner to lead the Super Bowl in rushing yards at -275. Behind CMC are Isiah Pacheco, Patrick Mahomes, Elijah Mitchell, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. McCaffrey is the only one with negative odds. Not surprising considering how dominant he is.
Christian McCaffrey (-275)
CMC had a ridiculous regular season for the 49ers, leading the NFL in rushing yards by a longshot with 1,459 in 16 games. He ran for 5.4 yards per carry and 14 touchdowns as well. While McCaffrey is also a beast when it comes to catching passes as well, the focus here is his ability to run the football. In the playoffs thus far, CMC ran for two TDs and 98 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round before going off for 90 yards on 20 carries and two more scores in a nailbiter win over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship. The Chiefs run defense isn’t elite either, ranking 17th in the league during the regular season in yards allowed. There’s a good chance McCaffrey goes off and it wouldn’t be shocking at all if he led the game in rushing yards, whether the Niners win or not.
Isiah Pacheco (+150)
Pacheco is the Chiefs’ best running back and he’s coming off a very impressive season. He ran for 936 yards in 23′ for an average of 4.6 yards per carry and seven touchdowns. While the KC offense wasn’t always consistent, Pacheco proved to be a reliable piece for Andy Reid’s team. Pacheco absolutely lit up the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round as he ran for 6.5 yards per carry en route to the win. However, he struggled against the Baltimore Ravens stout defense, failing to reach the three-yard mark for an average. Regardless, Pacheco will have his opportunities to do damage as the RB1 for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. We’ll see if he can best McCaffrey, who is probably going to be the main man overall in this game.
Patrick Mahomes (+1400)
Mahomes isn’t Lamar Jackson with his legs, but he’s capable of making some noise on the ground when necessary. After all, the Chiefs superstar is a phenomenal athlete. During the regular season, he ran for 389 yards in total for an average of 5.2 yards. Very respectable for a quarterback. Nonetheless, it’s understandable why his odds are only +1400 in this prop. It’s nearly impossible for him to lead the Super Bowl in rushing yards when he does so much with his arm. Maybe it’s worth a small wager, but I doubt it happens.
Elijah Mitchell (+3500)
When you have Christian McCaffrey as your starting running back, the others behind him aren’t going to see a lot of touches. That’s been the case for Elijah Mitchell, who only had 75 carries during the regular season for 281 yards and two touchdowns. He barely played in the last two rounds of the playoffs though and that’ll probably be the case again on Sunday. Mitchell is one to look past here.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (+3500)
Similar situation here with Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Because of Pacheco’s emergence, he’s barely been used in the playoffs. In the season, Edwards-Helaire ran for 223 yards on 70 touches for one touchdown. In the AFC Championship, he had just one carry. I don’t see him having much of a role in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Props Picks For Rushing Yards
The odds essentially say it all. McCaffrey has been on fire for months now and while I won’t guarantee the 49ers are going to win the Super Bowl, you can expect him to have a respectable showing at the very least on Sunday. He will lead this game in rushing yards.
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