Jay Ajayi Super Bowl Prop Predictions
How many rushing and receiving yards will Eagles running back Jay Ajayi put up in Super Bowl LII? Here are our prop bets predictions for Ajayi.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Patriots are currently 4.5-point favorites to beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. The total, meanwhile, sits at 48 points. As of this writing, Philadelphia has received over 55% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks for this game.
Below is our predictions for Super Bowl prop bets centered on Eagles running back Jay Ajayi.
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Jay Ajayi Total Rushing Yards: Over 63.5
It'll be close but Ajayi should get over the 63.5-point total. He fell short of that mark against the Falcons in the Divisional Round but with the Eagles carrying a big halftime lead, he was able to rush 18 times for 73 yards against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game. With Nick Foles under center, the Eagles will likely have a heavy run game plan again on Sunday and Ajayi is their primary back.
Jay Ajayi Total Rushing Attempts: Under 14.5
I think this number is set about right, as I have Ajayi projected for 14 carries. I believe Ajayi will get most of his rushing production in the first half and early third quarter but as the game rolls on and Tom Brady starts to figure out that Philly defense, Ajayi's rushing production will slump off, leaving him just short of the 14.5-carry mark.
Jay Ajayi Total Receptions: Over 1.5
Ajayi should receive at least two passes, just as he did against the Vikings, Falcons, Raiders and Giants in his last four games. He's caught a total of six passes in Philly's two playoff games and there's no reason to believe he won't mix into the screen game. This is one of my favorite prop bets on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jay Ajayi Total Receiving Yards: Over 20.5
This number felt a bit high when I first saw it but considering Ajayi went over that mark in four consecutive games, there's no reason to believe he won't hit it again on Sunday. He caught three passes for 26 yards against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game and that was when the Eagles led most of the way. If they're trailing in the fourth quarter, there's no reason to believe he won't be a part of their passing game late.