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    Super Bowl 57 Chiefs vs. Eagles odds, props: Travis Kelce favored over Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders to score first touchdown and for anytime TD

    Oddsmakers expect Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to score the first touchdown of Super Bowl 57.
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    The various sportsbooks are preparing themselves after the Conference Championship round for Super Bowl 57. Tons of prop options will be will released for the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, and some are already are out. The BetMGM favorite to be the game's first touchdown scorer is Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce at +650. He's also the -125 favorite for an anytime TD.

    After the Chiefs traded All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins last offseason, Kelce became even more of a security blanket for Patrick Mahomes. Kelce set career highs with 110 catches, 152 targets and 12 touchdowns while posting his second-highest single-season receiving yardage total at 1,338.

    In the Divisional Round win over Jacksonville, Kelce was targeted a whopping 17 times and caught 14 passes for 98 yards and two scores. He logged the game's first TD, an 8-yard pass from Mahomes about midway through the first quarter.

    Kelce's back apparently locked up on him last week ahead of the AFC title game, and he was a game-time call. To surprise, he played and had seven catches for 78 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. He also had the game's first TD, a 14-yarder from Mahomes with 3:35 left in the first half for a 13-3 lead.

    Kelce's 15 career playoff touchdown catches are tied for the second-most by a tight end in postseason history with Rob Gronkowski, and only Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice has more overall with 22. When Kansas City beat San Francisco in Super Bowl 54, Kelce had a TD catch, but the game's first score came on a run by Mahomes – he's +2800 for the first TD in Super Bowl 57. In Super Bowl 55, the Chiefs didn't score a touchdown in the 31-9 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and running back Miles Sanders are both +800 for the game's first TD and -110 for an anytime score. Hurts has 15 rushing touchdowns on the season, including playoffs, which breaks the quarterback record of 14 that Cam Newton had set in his rookie season in 2011. Sanders has 13 rushing TDs (none receiving). He had the first touchdown in the NFC title game rout of San Francisco, and tight end Dallas Goedert (+1200 for first in Super Bowl) the first in the Divisional Round blowout of the Giants. 

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