Submitted by Jim Hurley on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:40 AM
It's been an annual column 'round these parts: Examining the Super Bowl Prop Plays and what might work wonders (i.e., make you some dough!) and so let's spend some time in today's Jim Sez to "suggest" some SB 52 Prop Plays that should interest you ...
1 - LONGEST FG / GO OVER 47.5 YARDS (- 135) ... Folks, we check out the "longest field goals" all year long in the National Football League and what we've noticed is the distances have increased by a good two or 2.5 yards from earlier in the year. Now, in order to cash here in Super Bowl LII you'll need either New England PK Stephen Gostkowski or Philadelphia's Jake Elliott to bag one from 48 yards or longer and can we remind you that Gostkowski kicked four FGs from beyond 50 yards in regular-season action including a 62-yarder while who can forget Elliott's many starring moments this 2017 season including the 61-yarder against the New York Giants? Overall, Elliott nailed 5-of-6 FGs from beyond 50 yards this past regular season and he owns a 53-yard FG make in this post-season.
2 - TOTAL QB SACKS / GO OVER 4.5 (- 140) ... At first glance you might feel that the quick release of New England QB Tom Brady might preclude him from being sacked more than a time or two here while Philadelphia QB Nick Foles throws so many quick-hitting slant route passes that he's likely not to get sacked often but we believe the "over" 4.5 sacks total is the way to go here based on the fact the Eagles' pass rush should be somewhat effective when bull-rushing up the middle while the Pats - who lead all post-season teams with 11 sacks in their wins against Tennessee/Jacksonville - should be able to expose Philly's left tackle spot at times in SB 52.
3 - SAY "YES" THAT THERE WILL BE A DEFENSIVE OR SPECIAL TEAMS TOUCHDOWN SCORED IN SUPER BOWL LII (+ 165) ... Hey, you take a pretty nice price here should someone on either the Patriots or the Eagles return an interception for a touchdown or run back a kickoff for a TD, so we're inclined to press the button that says "yes' that there will be a non-offensive TD scored in Sunday's game from Minnesota. If you played that prop in the Eagles' NFC Championship Game win against the Vikings, you won when DB Patrick Robinson raced 50 yards with a Case Keenum interception midway through the first quarter. Take a shot.
Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will get you the winning Side & Totals plays (and top props) on Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots on Sunday when you check in with us then on game-day morning. Jim's gonna keep blasting the books with his NFL post-season winners so get 'em right here online or 1-800-323-4453 and cash in big! Plus, there's a whole lot of College Basketball and NBA winners each and every day/night as the hardcourt action is really heating up this winter. So, keep rollin' in the profits with Jim Hurley's Network and count down with us towards Super Bowl Sunday!!!!
THE THURSDAY NITE COLLEGE B-BALL REPORT
CREIGHTON (17-5, 7-3 Big East) at #1 VILLANOVA (20-1, 7-1 Big East) - 6:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1
Let's see ... The Villanova Wildcats rank first in the Big East in offense (average 87.8 ppg) and first in defense (69.1 ppg) and have won four of their last six games by 20-or-more points ... so does Jay Wright's top-ranked team really have any reason to worry here? Well, G Jalen Brunson (31 points in Villanova's 85-82 non-cover win at 7-point pup Marquette last Sunday afternoon) and Company have plenty of firepower on its side but holding back a Creighton squad that averages 85.5 ppg and stars 3-point marksman Marcus Foster - he's made 66 trifectas and connects on 45 percent of his long-ball tries - might present a bigger-than-you-think challenge.
#25 ARIZONA STATE (16-5, 4-5 Pac-12) at WASHINGTON (15-6, 5-3 Pac-12) - 11 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
From the "go-figure" department: The Washington Huskies are sitting in third place in the Pac-12 right now but they're not ranked; the Arizona State Sun Devils are sitting there in eighth place in the Pac-12 standings, they have a losing conference record and yet they're still part of the Top 25. Hmm. Bottom line is Bobby Hurley's A-State squad once upon a time was 12-and-oh and ranked second in the polls but hard times have followed for the conference's highest-scoring crew (averaging 85.9 ppg). Let's see if G Tra Holder (team-leading 19.3 ppg) can solve this Washington zone defense that's held the Huskies' last seven foes to below 75 points. Hey, congrats to Hurley for his new mega-bucks contract deal that was announced yesterday.
NOTE: Get more Super Bowl LII News/Notes in the next edition of Jim Sez.