Among the many, many prop bets for the Super Bowl, one of the most popular is on who will score the first touchdown. It can be a difficult one to predict, with a lot of variables to calculate, but because of that, it also tends to offer some tantalizing odds.
Super Bowl 57 first touchdown scorer odds
Travis Kelce () has been a favorite target for Patrick Mahomes in the red zone this year, but especially in the playoffs. He has scored the first touchdown in both of the Chiefs’ postseason games. But the Philadelphia defense is usually strong against tight ends in the passing game, and it hasn’t given up a receiving touchdown to a tight end since Week 9.
Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco () is also a possibility, though he’s only scored the first touchdown of the game once so far this season. Still, he led the Chiefs in carries in both playoff games, and the Eagles’ defense did rank considerably weaker against the run than the pass in the regular season.
Jalen Hurts () and Miles Sanders () are among the favorites for the Eagles, a team that’s been the first on the board in both of its playoff wins to this point. Sanders has scored the game’s first touchdown four times this season, more than any other player on the Eagles. Hurts is right behind him with three, however, followed by Dallas Goedert, who scored first in the team’s divisional-round playoff win.
Others worth mentioning include A.J. Brown (), a deep ball threat for the Eagles who had 11 touchdowns during the regular season — but none so far in the playoffs. Then there’s DeVonta Smith (), who has three touchdowns in the last five games, including one in the playoffs.
One player who might be higher on the list in other circumstances is Mahomes (). He ran for four touchdowns in the regular season, a new career high. But the high-ankle sprain he suffered in the team’s first playoff game has limited his rushing game somewhat. For this particular prop, as with other touchdown props, it’s important to note that it only counts for the player who carries the ball across the goal line or catches it for a touchdown — not the quarterback who throws it.