- Online sportsbooks favor the first touchdown of Super Bowl 57 being over 7.5 yards.
- The 12 first touchdowns of the 2022 postseason are split with six over and six under 7.5 yards.
- Over the past five Super Bowls, the first touchdown has been under 7.5 yards in three.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Super Bowl 57 kicks off on February 12 and the Kansas City Chiefs are slight underdogs against the Philadelphia Eagles to lift the Lombardi Trophy.
For online sportsbooks offering props outside the game lines, the distance of the first touchdown of the game is a popular one to bet.
Distance of First TD of Game
- Over 7.5 -130
- Under 7.5 EVEN
During the 2022 postseason, 50% of the 12 total games that have played have recorded a first touchdown of the game that was over 7.5 yards. The Kansas City Chiefs scored first during the AFC Championship game last week, on a 14 yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce.
The Eagles also scored first in the NFC Championship game and this touchdown was from a six yard run from Miles Sanders. The Divisional Round and the Wild Card round also had a split combination of the over/under of 7.5 yards for first touchdown drives.
The Eagles scored four total touchdowns, going 2-2 for touchdowns over/under 7.5 yards during the 2022 NFC Championship game. With Mahomes dealing with a high ankle sprain, both of the Chiefs' AFC Championship game touchdowns this season were the result of passes over 7.5 yards from the pocket.
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Past Super Bowls Favor the Under
Looking at the past five Super Bowls, the first touchdown scored in the game has been under 7.5 in three of the five games played. Even though the over is favored at online Super Bowl sportsbooks, the Eagles' defense that has only allowed two total touchdowns during the 2022 postseason, making a case for the under as well.
When the Chiefs won Super Bowl in 54, Patrick Mahomes scored the first touchdown of the game from a one yard run.
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