Last Updated: 2018-01-31
We all know that a big play has the ability to turn a big game around. We saw that happen two weeks ago in Philadelphia, as Patrick Robinson ran back an interception fifty yards for a touchdown to completely rob any momentum away from the Minnesota Vikings, if you believe in that kind of thing. So it makes sense that as the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFC’s representative in the Super Bowl, take on the New England Patriots, the AFC team, we will contemplate whether these big plays will actually take place, as part of a Super Bowl prop.
Game time is 6:30 on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and in the pointspread is posted at VietBet, the Patriots are four-point favorites, with a total of 48.5 points. Remember that with reduced juice, you could wind up laying a price lower than the customary -110 with whichever side you choose, or with the total, and that even after the game kicks off, you are always in the action if you can access Live Betting Ultra.
And of course, you have a ton of props you can pick from; far more than we have the capability of covering.
For any team that gets to the Big Game and has defense as a big part of the story, there has been a certain level of proficiency in limiting long scoring plays on the part of the opposition. So you have to approach this proposition with some caution, even though we know that both offenses have shown themselves to be capable of some fireworks.
With that in mind, here are the odds on this Super Bowl prop that involves the longest touchdown play, as it is posted at VietBet:
Longest TD Scored – Under 44-1/2 Yards -120
Longest TD Scored – Over 44-1/2 Yards +100
Of course, remember that this would include any kick returns (punt, kickoff), as well as turnovers brought back for a score (fumble, interception).
Perhaps it is useful to divide the Eagles into the “Wentz” and “Post-Wentz” versions of their offense, even though we know the Eagles haven’t necessarily changed the style with which they are going to operate. Maybe more short passes for Foles, in the interest of getting the ball out of his hands and staying out of the way of pressure, might be the order of the day, and that wouldn’t necessarily lend itself to big plays. In the five games he has started for the Eagles, Foles has accounted for one touchdown longer than the over/under we have posted here, and that was a long TD pass to Alshon Jeffery two weeks ago in the NFC title game.
VietBet patrons know that Tom Brady is a master of the “long handoff,” with short passes going to receivers who know how to run precise routes. The Pats don’t mind working their way down the field in a methodical fashion; they averaged 6.63 plays per drive, which was more than any other team in the NFL. Both of these teams were in the top ten in terms of Time of Possession per drive, so they aren’t necessarily married to the idea of the “quick strike.”
And even though we admit that we have to be on the lookout for some of those trick plays on the part of the Patriots, it is well-worth noting that they have only scored three touchdowns longer than 44 yards this season.
By the same token, the New England defense has made huge strides since the first four games of their season, during which time they were burned badly by big plays from the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, since Week 5, they have allowed fewer points per game than any other team in the league, and just one touchdown play of 45 or more yards. We’ve got to lay the 6-5 price (-120), but we’re going to move with the “Under” here.
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