Super Bowl Predictions and expert analysis

Now that the big game has arrived, Football Whispers will provide four Super Bowl predictions including player props, a team prop and a parlay. Betting player props can be exciting and add a thrilling feeling to the contest.

Super Bowl Predictions: Eagles to record the most sacks @ DraftKings (-125)

Out of all four Super Bowl predictions in this article, this feels like the safest one (knocking on wood). The Eagles can make history if they record four or more sacks against the Chiefs. 

Philadelphia can break the NFL record for most sacks in a season and pass the legendary Mike Ditka-coached Bears team. The defensive unit certainly features the weapons to do it.

Most sacks in a season (playoffs included)

  1. 1984 Chicago Bears: 82
  2. 1985 Chicago Bears: 80
  3. 2022 Philadelphia Eagles: 78

The Eagles were first in the league during the regular season with 70 sacks. Four players recorded 11 or more sacks.

Linebacker Hasson Reddick led the team with 16 (T-2nd in the NFL) followed by defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and defensive ends Brandon Graham and Josh Sweat all recording 11 sacks each.

Hurts is extremely mobile and will be hard to take get to the ground. On the other side, Mahomes is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and likely won’t be as mobile as usual. Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon will likely send the house often to test Mahomes scrambling ability.

The Chiefs accrued 55 sacks, second to the Eagles, but weren’t within touching distance for the top spot. 

At Football Whispers, we believe it’s wise to bet Philly to record more sacks than Kansas City during the big game. DraftKings is providing its users with -125 odds for the wager. Other sportsbooks have it around -150. On that note, we advise new bettors thinking of signing up with DraftKings to check out the offers related to the DraftKings Sportsbook Promo Code

Super Bowl Predictions

Super Bowl 2023 predictions: Jalen Hurts to win MVP @ BetMGM (+135)

Since the game is forecasted to be close, most sportsbooks such as BetMGM have both Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts and Kansas City signal caller Patrick Mahomes at +135 to win the Super Bowl MVP award.

The quarterback for the winning team usually ends up capturing the award. Ten of the last 15 Super Bowls have featured the victorious quarterback lifting up the MVP trophy.

Hurts has been the primary key to the Eagles' success this season. The former Oklahoma Sooner threw for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns compared to just six interceptions and owned a quarterback rating of 66.3 (fourth in the league) during the regular season.

His rushing ability has also been lethal with the 24-year-old accruing 13 touchdowns and 760 yards on 4.6 yards per carry. Hurts completed a career-high, 66.5 percent of his passes during the regular season.

In the playoffs, he’s thrown for 275 yards and two touchdowns while not turning the ball over. He’s also run in two scores and rushed for 65 yards. His playoff stats might not seem mind-boggling, but he hasn’t been asked to do too much due to the two lopsided playoff wins. This still doesn't affect our Super Bowl predictions in a negative way.

The first of our Super Bowl picks is to place a wager on him to win Super Bowl MVP. If you think the Chiefs have a better chance to win and want to bet on who will win the award, then take Patrick Mahomes.

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Super Bowl 2023 Predictions: Patrick Mahomes 250+ passing yards and over 1.5 TD passes @ FanDuel (-127)

Parlays can be risky bets, but there isn’t much value in taking these two bets separately. Parlaying the two props pays out nearly even money at -127 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Individually, Patrick Mahomes to record 250 or more passing yards has -320 odds while betting him to throw over 1.5 pass touchdowns is set at -210. The 2020 Super Bowl MVP has hit the over on both of these props many times this year.

In 13 of 19 games this season, Mahomes has thrown for more than 250 yards. He also averaged 308.8 passing yards per game in the regular season. For the postseason, he’s averaged 260.5.

In his two previous Super Bowl appearances (2020 and 2021) the 27-year-old recorded 286 and 270 passing yards. The game script against the Eagles points toward a close game, so he will probably be letting it fly.

The former Texas Tech product has been a touchdown-throwing machine this campaign. In 14-of-19 games including the playoffs, Mahomes has thrown at least two touchdown passes. 

This parlay is one of the better Super Bowl picks available to bet on. If you don’t use FanDuel, other sportsbooks will offer similar odds for the parlay.

Super Bowl 2023 Picks: A.J. Brown over 71.5 rec yards @ DraftKings (-120)

Philadelphia wanted to provide its franchise quarterback with a complete receiver out wide and traded for A.J. Brown during the 2022 NFL Draft. The move has more than paid off for Brown and head coach Nick Sirianni’s offense.

The Pro Bowler finished fourth in the NFL during the regular season with 1,496 yards on 88 receptions. Brown also scored 11 touchdowns (T-3rd) and averaged 17 yards per catch (fourth).

The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder has been quiet during the postseason primarily due to blowout wins and Hurts not needing to sling the pig skin. Prior to the postseason, Brown tallied 95 or more yards in five of his last six games. On the one outing he failed, he totaled 70 yards.

During the regular season, Brown averaged 88 yards per game which is 16.5 yards more than what his prop is currently set at. Our pick is to bet on Brown to record more than 71.5 receiving yards at FanDuel. The sportsbook is offering -120 odds for the selection and this makes it one of the top Super Bowl Predictions.