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The Best Running Back Prop Bets for Super Bowl 53

Super Bowl 53 Running Back Prop Bets

Super Bowl 53 features two of the top four offenses in the NFL this season in the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. These teams also ranked in the top five in rushing attacks this season, but who has the edge when they meet in Atlanta and which ball carriers will be worth a wager during the big dance?

Rams Rushing Attack

The Los Angeles Rams had the third-ranked rushing offense this season, averaging 139.4 yards per game, and crossed the goal line 23 times, which was second to the New Orleans Saints. For the majority of the season, it was Todd Gurley leading the backfield as he rushed for 1,251 yards with 17 touchdowns in 14 games. The fourth-year back also collected 580 receiving yards with another four TDs.

However, he was limited down the stretch with a knee injury and in stepped C.J. Anderson. The 27-year-old was the starting running back in the final two games of the year, rushing for 299 yards with two touchdowns on 43 totes. In the postseason, Anderson has had 39 carries to Gurley’s 20 and the replacement back has picked up 167 rushing yards to the lead back’s 125, and both have two majors.

Patriots Run Game

The New England Patriots had the fifth-best run attack this year, averaging 127.3 rushing yards per game, while chipping in 18 TDs, which was tied for fourth-most. Unlike the Rams, who had a more consistent backfield this season, the Pats had to deal with nagging injuries to their primary backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead. However, when healthy it was the rookie out of Georgia, Michel, being the bell cow, rushing for 931 yards with six majors in 13 games.

Meanwhile, Burkhead failed to reach the end zone for a rushing TD and had 186 total yards, while utility back James White had 425 rushing yards with five TDs, but only once topped 50 yards in a game. Both Burkhead and White were utilized more in the passing game with Burkhead collecting 131 yards and a TD and White secured 87 catches with 751 yards and seven majors. In the postseason, Michel has rushed for five touchdowns and 242 yards on 53 carries, while Burkhead has had 16 carries for 53 yards and three TDs and White had just six carries for 23 yards.  

My Best RB Prop Bets

Although both teams have fantastic run offenses, they also possess strong run defenses (specifically in the postseason for the Rams), as Los Angeles has restricted Dallas and New Orleans to just 98 yards total on 2.3 yards per carry and New England held KC and the LA Chargers to just 60 yards on 2.7 yards per carry. That being said, in the regular season the Rams allowed a league-worst 5.1 yards per carry, while the Pats had the third-worst average at 4.9. But New England allowed the second-fewest TDs and Los Angeles ranked 19th.

Without further ado and with all the information you need for the running back prop bets, here are a few that I like.

  • OVER 49.5 Total Rushing Yards – C.J. Anderson (-105). It appears that Gurley may be dealing with some sort of injury and Anderson appears to be the lead back. I expect him to be relied upon as he is out-snapping Gurley 2:1 in the playoffs and 49.5 yards shouldn’t be hard to come by.
  • OVER 37.5 Total Rushing and Receiving Yards – Rex Burkhead (-115). He has gone OVER that total in three of the last five games and is averaging 47.4 total yards over that span, going UNDER 30 yards just once.
  • UNDER 70.5 Total Rushing Yards – Todd Gurley (-115). I don’t know what Gurley’s health status is but he was limited to just four carries and 10 yards two weeks ago in a tight game vs New Orleans. I’m assuming that there’s more going on than what we know and for that reason, I’m on the UNDER.

Take a look at the full list of all the props for Super Bowl 53

Here’s a look at the full list of running back prop bets:

Who will record the most rushing yards in the game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Sony Michel (NE) +150
  • Todd Gurley (LA) +160
  • C.J. Anderson (LA) +325
  • James White (NE) +1000
  • Rex Burkhead (NE) +1100
  • John Kelly (LA) +10000
Who will record the most rushing yards in the game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • C.J. Anderson (LA) -210
  • Rex Burkhead (NE) +170
Who will record the most rushing yards in the game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • C.J. Anderson (LA) +240
  • Sony Michel (NE) -300
Who will record the most rushing yards in the game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • C.J. Anderson (LA) -260
  • James White (NE) +200
Who will record the most rushing yarsds in the game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Todd Gurley (LA) -400
  • James White (NE) +300
Who will record the most rushing yards in the game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Todd Gurley (LA) -400
  • Rex Burkhead (NE) +300
Total rushing yards in the game - new england patriots

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 128.5 -140
  • UNDER 128.5 +110
Total rushing yards in the game - Los Angeles Rams

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 127.5 -110
  • UNDER 127.5 -120
Total Rushing yards - both teams combined

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 253.5 -125
  • UNDER 253.5 -105
Total Rushing Yards - C.J. Anderson (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 49.5  +110
  • UNDER 49.5 -140
Total Rushing YArds - James White (NE) 

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 19.5 -110
  • UNDER 19.5 -120
Total Rushing YArds - Todd Gurley (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 70.5 -110
  • UNDER 70.5 -120
Total Rushing yards - Sony Michel (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 80.5 -115
  • UNDER 80.5 -115
Total Rushing Yards - Rex Burkhead (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 22.5 -115
  • UNDER 22.5 -115
Total Rushing and Receiving Yards - C.J. Anderson 

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 55.5 -115
  • UNDER 55.5 -115
Total Rushing and Receiving Yards - Todd Gurley (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 102.5 -115
  • UNDER 102.5 -115
Total Rushing and Receiving Yards - James White (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 75.5 -140
  • UNDER 75.5 +110
Total Rushing and Receiving Yards - Rex Burkhead (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 37.5 -125
  • UNDER 37.5 -105
Total Rushing and Receiving Yards - sony michel (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 84.5 -130
  • UNDER 84.5 EVEN
Total yards on 1st rushing attempt - C.J. Anderson (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.5 -115
  • UNDER 3.5 -115
Total yards on 1st rushing attempt - Sony Michel (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.5 -115
  • UNDER 3.5 -115
Total yards on 1st rushing attempt - Rex Burkhead (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.0 -115
  • UNDER 3.0 -115
Total yards on 1st rushing attempt - James White (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.0 -125
  • UNDER 3.0 -105
Total yards on 1st rushing attempt - Todd Gurley (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.5 -115
  • UNDER 3.5 -115
total yards on 1st rushing attempt - Jared Goff (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.5 -115
  • UNDER 3.5 -115
Total Rushing Attempts in the game - C.J. Anderson (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 10.5 -115
  • UNDER 10.5 -115
Total rushing attempts in the game - Sony Michel (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 18.0 -130
  • UNDER 18.0 EVEN
Total rushing attempts in the game - Rex Burkhead (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 4.5 -125
  • UNDER 4.5 -105
Total rushing attempts in the game - James White (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 3.5 -150
  • UNDER 3.5 +120
Total rushing attempts in the game - Todd Gurley (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 14.5 -115
  • UNDER 14.5 -115
Longest rush - tom brady (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 2.5 +120
  • UNDER 2.5 -150
Longest Rush - Sony Michel (NE) 

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 17.5 -115
  • UNDER 17.5 -115
Longest Rush - Rex Burkhead (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 8.5 +105
  • UNDER 8.5 -135
longest rush - James white (NE)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 6.5 -120
  • UNDER 6.5 -110
Longest rush - Todd Gurley (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 17.5 -120
  • UNDER 17.5 -110
Longest Rush - Jared Goff (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 6.5 -125
  • UNDER 6.5 -105
Longest rush - C.J. Anderson (LA)

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • OVER 12.5 -115
  • UNDER 12.5 -115
Will the New England Patriots have a rushing TD in the Game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Yes -350
  • No +275
Will the New England Patriots have a Rushing TD in the 1st Half?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Yes -135
  • No +105
Will the Los Angeles Rams have a Rushing TD in the Game?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Yes -270
  • No +210
Will the Los Angeles Rams have a rushing TD in the 1st half?

Odds as of February 3 at Bovada

  • Yes -130
  • No EVEN

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