- A passing yards line of Patrick Mahomes over 65.5 in the first quarter comes in at -115 odds.
- Jalen Hurts’ first half total passing yards prop of 120.5 is -115 for the over.
- Both teams to have a lead in the first half is +127 odds.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Captained by some of the most electric and impressive quarterbacks in the NFL with Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, these two offenses come into the game tied as the highest scoring in the league. Online sportsbooks have taken notice and have given various props and odds for each quarterback’s passing totals as well as team leads in the first half or quarter.
First Quarter/Half Props Look to Get Bettors Off on the Right Foot
Patrick Mahomes is among the greatest passers we have seen in NFL history, averaging the most pass yards per game of any player. A prop for him to go over 65.5 passing yards in the first quarter at -115 odds present bettors with a great value for such a prolific passer.
In the regular season, Mahomes averages just under 75 yards per game during the first quarter. In his most recent game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mahomes threw for an insane 104 yards in the opening quarter. Versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round, Mahomes rattled off 72 pass yards, bringing his playoff average this year to 88 yards per first quarter and making his 65.5 yardage prop very attractive.
While some concern exists regarding the Eagles run-heavy scheme that may shorten the first quarter to just a few drives, Mahomes has shown he really only needs one or two good drives to reach 66 or more yards. At -115 odds, bettors bullish on Mahomes and his extreme passing prowess can enjoy a solid profit potential for the line.
After being generally regarded as a run-first QB during his rookie season, Hurts has taken a step up and put together an impressive passing campaign on the year. With a first half passing yardage total of 120.5, bettors can look to his explosive weapons for big plays that will hit the over at -115 odds.
In the regular season, Hurts averaged a great 167 passing yards in the first half, making up the majority of his total pass yards for the year. This bodes very well in a matchup against the Chiefs defense that allows a middling 221 yards per game.
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One big reason for Hurts’ first half strengths is his big-play weapons like A.J. Brown, who averaged nearly 18 yards per catch in the first half and has a massive 14 plays of 20+ yards, including three of them being 40+ yard gains. While the running game has been the story of the season for the Eagles, their extremely talented receiving core is sure to allow Hurts plenty of opportunity to reach 121 or more passing yards with solid -115 odds for bettors.
High-Powered Offenses Make for a Back-and-Forth Game
Online betting sites feature a prop that has both teams to take a lead in the first half. At +127 odds, this may be a very nice prop for bettors that expect these phenomenal offenses to trade blows throughout the first half.
This can happen in a couple ways, but best case for bettors will be a first drive field goal by one team followed by a touchdown in response, which would be the quickest and easiest win for the prop. Regardless, both offenses will look to score plenty of points early and often, which for bettors could mean a swapping of leads that can cash in on the profit-friendly +127 odds.
Patrick Mahomes Over 65.5 First Quarter Pass Yards (-115)
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