Kelce and Kittle Could Play Key Roles in the Outcome of the Super Bowl
It isn’t very often that a Super Bowl has a game with tight ends in the spotlight as much as the one coming up, which lends itself to some intriguing Super Bowl tight end props.
We’ll leave the Travis Kelce-Taylor Swift props for another time, this is simply about the potential production of two of the NFL’s most prolific pass-catching tight ends.
San Francisco’s George Kittle had four catches for 36 in his one Super Bowl appearance. Kansas City’s Kelce has 22 receptions for 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his three Super Bowl appearances.
When looking at the NFL’s latest scores, when the Chiefs and 49ers last played in 2022, Kelce had six catches for 98 yards, and Kittle also had 98 yards on six catches with a touchdown.
The Super Bowl is set for Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The Super Bowl odds have the 49ers as 2-point favorites.
Here’s a look at some of the player prop options for Kelce and Kittle for those looking at some free NFL picks to consider.
Kelce Has The Gift of Grab
Kelce has topped 200 postseason receiving yards for the fifth straight NFL season as it is clear that he is on the same page with Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
He is facing a San Francisco defense that allowed Detroit rookie tight end Sam LaPorta to record nine catches in the NFC championship game.
Let’s look at some of the Super Bowl tight-end prop options for Kelce.
If Kelce has at least 84 receiving yards, that cashes out to +112. For those looking for Kelce for the ninth time in his postseason career, there are +206 odds for him to have at least 104 receiving yards.
His impressive body of work leads to some less than enticing NFL odds for receptions as the price is set at -105 for Kelce to have at least eight catches, with the number moving to +147 if he hauls in nine passes.
By George, He’s Got It
Kittle had his third 1000-yard season for the 49ers, even though he missed a game and dealt with NFL injuries in some other contests. He is clearly somebody to keep an eye on when it comes to the Super Bowl tight end props, even if he is currently slowed by a toe injury.
In 11 career postseason NFL games, he caught 31 of the 48 passes that headed his way for 451 yards.
There are +112 odds for Kittle to have at least 60 receiving yards. He had 81 yards against Green Bay before a much quieter game against the Lions.
The Moneyline is also at +112 for Kittle to have at least five catches.
Kansas City allowed Buffalo rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid to come down with five catches earlier in this year’s NFL playoffs.
Set to Strike Pay Dirt?
Kelce has the third-best odds at +600 to be the first touchdown scorer after scoring the first touchdown in each of the last two playoff games for the Chiefs.
Kittle is at +900 to be the first TD scorer. In the 2023 playoff opener against Green Bay, he did score the game’s first touchdown.
Running backs Christian McCaffrey of the 49ers and Isiah Pacheco of the Chiefs lead the way in the first touchdown props.
If Kelce scores a touchdown, that carries +114 odds, and that number jumps to +400 if he scores twice. Teammates Noah Gray and Blake Bell come in at +750 and +2400 to score a touchdown in Super Bowl LVIII.
Kittle is currently at +150 to score a touchdown and +800 to have a pair of touchdowns.
Ready for Some History?
A tight end has never been named the Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl. Could that change with two of the top tight ends in the NFL front and center in Super Bowl LVIII?
Kansas City’s Travis Kelce leads the NFL with 23 catches in this year’s playoffs, and his 262 receiving yards are second only to Detroit receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
San Francisco’s George Kittle has played one fewer game than Kelce in this postseason thanks to the 49ers receiving a bye into the divisional round. He has six catches for 108 yards in his two playoff games.
Kelce is fourth at +1400 in the Super Bowl MVP odds, with ninth at +6500.