- BetOnline and Bovada offer a wide selection of Super Bowl 57 Defense Props for sacks and turnovers
- Oddsmakers expect the Eagles and Chiefs to combine for between four and seven sacks
- Super Bowl 57 kicks off from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12 at 6:30pm ET on FOX
While this year’s Super Bowl is a matchup between two of the best offenses in the the NFL, defensive play will likely determine the winner of the Lombardi Trophy. Philadelphia led the league with 70 sacks this season while Kansas City ranked No. 2 with 55.
How many times will the Eagles’ and Chiefs’ defense haul down Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts? Will they generate enough pressure to create turnovers and defensive touchdowns? Before we dive into some key Defensive Props, here’s where you can find the best Super Bowl betting tips and smart advice on how to bet on 2023 Super Bowl Props.
Total Sacks in Super Bowl 57
|7 or More||+325|
Sack artists vs strong lines
Philadelphia’s offensive line ranks first in pass-blocking grade and second in pressure rate (PFF). They gave up just four pressures and no sacks in the NFC Championship. Kansas City’s O-line allowed the third-fewest sacks this season. So, why are oddsmakers expecting a Super Bowl 57 sack-fest? Four, 5, 6 and 7 sacks all have odds between +325 and +350 while ‘no sacks’ is viewed as a near impossibility at +3300. One sack (+1600) and 2 sacks (+700) are also available at long odds.
Creed Humphrey and Joe Thuney will have their hands full with Haason Reddick. The Eagles’ disruptive edge rusher has 3.5 sacks this postseason after racking up 16 during the year. Similarly, Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson have to deal with Defensive Player of the Year candidate Chris Jones. He and veteran Frank Clark combined for 3.5 sacks in the AFC Championship. All that said, we like 3 total sacks at +450 given the strength of both offensive lines.
HAASON REDDICK CAN’T BE BLOCKED
— PFF (@PFF) January 29, 2023
|Under 2½ Turnovers||-125|
|Over 2½ Turnovers||-105|
Pressure creates turnovers
Quarterback pressure creates turnovers. It’s why the 49ers lost three fumbles in their 31-7 loss to Philadelphia. Jonathan Gannon’s defense generated 27 takeaways (interceptions and fumbles) this season (1.59 per game), ranking fourth in the NFL. Steve Spagnuolo’s unit wasn’t nearly as successful with only 20 takeaways (1.18). Kansas City’s offense also coughed up the ball more – 23 giveaways (1.35 per game) vs 19 for the Eagles 1.12).
The over/under on for Super Bowl 57 is 2.5 turnovers, which lines up well with the takeaway/giveaway numbers above. Patrick Mahomes threw two interceptions in KC’s 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers two years ago. He was also picked off twice by the 49ers before leading the Chiefs to a comeback and being named Super Bowl 54 MVP. We like the OVER.
“Don’t you ever, ever, ever, and I’m going to look right into the camera when I say this, disrespect Arrowhead.” – Chris Jones@StoneColdJones went off!!!!! pic.twitter.com/d0yXTATBsj
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 30, 2023
Special Teams or DEF TD scored?
|Special Teams or Def TD?|
Pick six or a scoop and score?
Will there be a special teams or defensive touchdown scored in Super Bowl 57? Yes is at +275 while No is at -400. Both the Eagles and Chiefs had two interception touchdowns on defense in 2022 with no fumble return TDs. Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts also limited their interceptions this season, with 12 and six, respectively.
However, if you want to roll the dice at +275 odds, the Philly and KC pass rushers could definitely create the kind of chaos that could lead to a scoop and score or a pick six.
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