Superbowl SGP Challenge: Jake vs Huddle TradersBlog
Superbowl SGP Challenge: Jake vs Huddle Traders
Counting hours until Superbowl, pitting the final two teams standing against one another. Should be a thrilling matchup.
This is the last round of SGP Picks for this NFL season as Jake Moszkowki goes against Huddle Trader Domagoj. Who do you think has better picks?
Only fitting that for my last SGP of the season, I try to go out with a bang – my largest SGP so far (though no heads or tails bets). This is a longshot for glory, an eight-leg masterpiece. I’m going to start with the obvious. I’m taking the Kansas City Chiefs moneyline. I’ll take Patrick Mahomes O1.5 passing touchdowns and O28.5 rushing touchdowns. Mahomes is an elite passer, and I expect him to get at least two scores via the air. But he’s a dangerous ground threat in his own right, and I expect him to break off a couple of long first down runs to prolong possessions.
I’ll also take Isaiah Pacheco O76.5 rushing yards. Pacheco is a delight to watch on the ground, as he racked up 89 and 97 rushing yards in his first two playoff matchups. Only the Ravens’ elite defense held him under 70 yards, but he still managed 24 attempts. I think he goes over 76.5 against SF.
I’m also going to take Travis Kelce O6.5 receptions, merely because he’s the greatest tight end in NFL history, he’s been absolutely dominant in the postseason so far, and he’s got an entire legion of Taylor Swift fans rooting for him. The last part might be in jest, but don’t discount the Taylor Swift effect. He’s going to get his looks early and often. More on this in a bit.
While Rashee Rice has certainly impressed me this year, he had under 50 receiving yards against Buffalo and Baltimore. The 49ers have a talented secondary, so I’ll take him U88.5 receiving yards.
To close with some bets for SF, I’m going to take Christian McCaffrey O37.5 receiving yards, as I think Brock Purdy will try to get his star offensive playmaker the ball in space. I’m also a Kyle Juszczyk supporter through and through, so why not hammer him O4.5 receiving yards in this match-up! Let’s go Juice!
+8900 with this bad boy. Let’s enjoy it, one final time.
Last game of the season, and it should be a good one. Are these the two best teams in the NFL? Well, it is a question that can we discuss for days but they are in the Super Bowl and that is all that matters.
To cut to the chase right away I am taking San Francisco 49ers to win it. I know everybody trust more Mahomes and Andy Reid but I am betting my money on Brock Purdy and 49ers offense.
There are three reason for my picks. First one is that Chiefs were not that impressive on their way to Super Bowl. Miami was bangged up and they played in the coldest possible conditions. Lets be hones, they got really lucky in Buffalo, and in Baltimore game referring was one of the worst I have seen this season. Also, Baltimore was not up to task but still could have beat them if some decisions did not go in Kansas way.
Secondly, 49ers defense will put a lot of pressure on Mahomes and it will be a real challenge for him to avoid the sacks and get rid of the ball quickly.
And the third reason is off-field topic that has the whole league buzzing- KelSwift romance. Basically the whole America wants Kansas to win and to see Taylor Swift holding the Lombardi trophy. On their press conferences they talk about her more than they talk about their opponent. If this was the regular season game I could understand it but this is Super Bowl and you should be 100 percent focused on football. 49ers are underrated and this will be a strong wind for them.
I trust in 49ers offense and this is why most of my picks are overs here. McCaffrey will win the MVP award as far you can ask me. He is gonna have a massive game and I do not see Chiefs defense stopping him. Kittle is always a good option to throw to and he is one of the most underrated tight ends that played this games. Specially in this game since on the other side we have “Mister Pfizer” who can do it all :) Brock Purdy was really humble in his talking to the press at media day in Vegas and I think he is totally focused on this one. He has arms strength and all the targets you can ask for so he will throw.
As I stated before 49ers defense will shut down Kansas offense and that is why I took Kansas to score less then 23,5 points. In Kansas offense I do not see Marquez Valdes-Scantling having a big impact on the game since Kelce and Pacheco are more reliable then him, and Mahomes trusts them more.
My prediction generally that this game will not be a high scoring game. Coaches will not risk too much, as they did not in their previous games on their road to Vegas.
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