UPDATE: Patrick Mahomes scored the first touchdown of the game, getting the long shot money!
If you guess who scores the first touchdown in Super Bowl 54, you could win some major cash. A lot of outcomes are possible, and you can bet on them on DraftKings Sportsbook. We broke down who we think might be worth betting on to reach the end zone first and where the public is betting.
Mostert’s odds are even with Williams’ and it’s hard not to put him toward the top of this list given that he ran for four touchdowns in the NFC title game. It’s no surprise then that he is currently the most popular pick for scoring the first touchdown. 21 percent of the handle and 17 percent total bets at DraftKings Sportsbook are on Mostert. San Francisco’s dedication to the run hasn’t wavered, and Mostert seems like its only reliable running back option while Tevin Coleman is fighting back from a dislocated shoulder. If the 49ers have beeb opening holes for the speedster, so Mostert should be considered a serious threat in the red zone.
Williams has score more touchdowns than any other player on the Chiefs roster this postseason, and that makes him one of the candidates most likely to score the first touchdown. He’s currently sixth in public betting handle. Kansas City moves the ball fast and won’t hesitate to hand the ball off, or throw him a screen early in enemy territory. San Francisco will be keyed in on Tyreek Hill and George Kittle most, which opens things up for Williams.
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (+700)
Kelce was held scoreless but had a ridiculous first half in the Divisional Round in which he scored three touchdowns. He’s appears to be clear of the pain cause by a lingering knee bruise, so he might be even better at finding space than he has been. He’s currently second with 14 percent of the handle and 15 percent of tickets bet.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (+750)
Hill found his stride in the AFC title game and scored two touchdowns. He’s a threat to from any part of the field. The Chiefs are ambitious on offense, and if they resort to some trickery and connect with Hill downfield early, it won’t be easy to catch him. He is third with 11 percent of the handle and ten percent of tickets bet.
49ers TE George Kittle (+900)
Although Kittle has just three catches and no scores in the playoffs, he’s been San Francisco’s go-to guy all year. Getting him involved early could help him end his rut and maximize San Francisco’s offensive potential. The 49ers might need to be less one dimensional in this one, and he is their best weapon. Kittle ranks fourth with ten percent of handle and bets.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (+2000)
Mahomes is one of the best long shots you can make here. The gunslinger is known for his sensational arm talent but also leads Kansas City in rushing yards (106) this postseason. The Chiefs have a creative offense, and you can’t rule out a Mahomes QB sneak or bootleg run. Then there’s his knack for innovation to worry about. We’ve saw him use his legs on a 27-yard score against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC title game, and he won’t hesitate to take off more if he has room. Just so you know, Mahomes throwing the first touchdown pass won’t count as him tallying a score. He is currently fifth in handle and tickets bet on this prop.
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