Special Super Bowl LII Betting Props: Defense vs. Defense – The Great Eight!
If you believe that defense still wins championships (It does) and you’re looking to cash in on some of the value-packed Super Bowl LII “defense vs. defense” odds that are on the board for this year’s title tilt, then look no further! I’ve got eight great defensive-related props odds picks that are sure to please and will make you think twice your Super Bowl LII betting picks.
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PHI total sacks made Over 4 -155
NE total sacks made Under 4 +125
Analysis: Philadelphia averaged 2.3 sacks per game while New England averaged 2.6 sacks per contest. I’m not seeing five sacks for either team in Super Bowl LII.
PHI 3rd down conversions made Over 11½ +120
NE 3rd down conversions made Under 11½ -140
Analysis: The Eagles averaged 6.0 third-down conversions per game this season while New England averaged 5.1 per game. With two really solid defenses going, clearly, the Under is the pick for both teams in Super Bowl LII, although I guess it should be noted that New England gave up a ton of yardage between the 20-yard lines this season.
Either team converts a 4th down -235
No 4th down conversions in game +195
Analysis: Philadelphia converted 17 fourth downs this season for an average of 1.06 per game while New England converted a modest 13 fourth downs for an average of 0.8 per game. While there’s a slim chance either team will go for it on fourth down, I can actually see it happening under the right circumstances.
PHI scores a safety +1600
PHI no safety scored -3200
Analysis: The likelihood of a safety is high, highly, improbable.
Roughing the passer penalty called +155
No roughing the passer penalty called -175
Analysis: Look, if a roughing the passer penalty does occur in Super Bowl LII it will almost assuredly be called against the Philadelphia Eagles. First and foremost, the Birds need to get pressure on Tom Brady and one late hit against the ‘golden boy’ could result in a roughing the passer. As far as the Patriots are concerned, no player wants to feel the wrath of Bill Belichick for omitting such a costly penalty.
Total touchdowns over 7 +330
Total touchdowns under 7 -450
Analysis: I really don’t need to do a whole lot of research on this one simply because I don’t see eight touchdowns occurring in Super Bowl LII no matter how much I look at it possibly happening!
N. Bradham solo+assisted tackles over 5?? -130
N. Bradham solo+assisted tackles under 5?? +110
Analysis: Fifth-year linebacker Nigel Bradham averaged 5.5 solos and assisted tackles during the regular season but is down to an average of just four during Philly’s two playoff games. Still, I like the Over as Bradham should have plenty of chances against the Patriots stable of pass-catching running backs and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
D. McCourty solo+assisted tackles over 5??
D. McCourty solo+assisted tackles under 5??
Analysis: Seventh-year defensive back Devin McCourty averaged 5.2 solos and assisted tackles during the regular season and have an average of 5.0 through New England’s two playoff games this postseason and a career postseason average of just 4.2 per game. Play the Under people!