As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to host the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, all eyes are on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. When he was in the lineup during the regular season, his squad was almost unbeatable. When he was sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Eagles suddenly looked like just another team.
Now that Hurts is back and cleared for full duty in the postseason, sportsbooks have released numerous prop bet odds on a variety of categories ahead of the NFC Championship game in Philadelphia on Sunday. Below, we take a look at some of the best prop bets from legal US sportsbooks ahead of Sunday’s NFL playoff game.
NFC Championship Game Player Prop Bets: Jalen Hurts
Over/Under Passing Yards
Hurts had a relatively muted performance on the stat sheet against the New York Giants in the Divisional round of the playoffs last week, clocking 154 passing yards, but it was probably at least in part due to the Eagles playing it safe with his health after jumping out to such a commanding early lead. Hurts threw for over 250 yards in five of the 15 regular season games he played in. The 49ers defense gave up an average of 222.9 passing yards per game this season.
Over/Under Passing Touchdowns
Hurts threw for two scores last week, and had two or more touchdown passes in slightly over half of his regular season appearances. A lot could depend on how well the 49ers shut down Philadelphia’s running game, forcing Hurts to try to do his damage through the air. During the regular season, San Francisco had one of the league’s best run defenses, allowing only 77.7 rushing yards per game – the second-best average in the NFL.
Odds to Score a Touchdown
Hurts had 13 rushing touchdowns in the regular season, and ran for one against the Giants in his lone playoff game so far this year. In his 15 regular season games, he ran for at least one score in all but six games – and one of those was his last regular season game, which saw him assume a diminished role in the running game for the sake of safety. When he’s healthy, Hurts is a frequent runner with the football, and tough to keep out of the end zone.
Over/Under Pass Completions
In last week’s playoff game Hurts was 16-of-24, but the game was also effectively over by halftime and Philadelphia didn’t need him to keep airing it out. In the regular season, Hurts had 21 or more completions in 7 of his 15 games.
Over/Under Total Passing and Rushing Yards
Hurts had 300 or more total yards in seven of his 15 games during the regular season. But in terms of total yards per game allowed, the 49ers were the best in the league this year, allowing an average of 300.6 yards per game.
Over/Under Rushing Attempts
Hurts is one of the most active running quarterbacks in the league, sometimes taking off with the ball 15 or more times in a game. He’s only attempted fewer than nine runs in three of his 15 regular season games, and hit nine rushing attempts even in limited action against the Giants in last week’s playoff game.
NFL Player Props For Championship Week
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