The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are ready to collide in Arizona on Sunday for Super Bowl LVII. As always, the big game is more than just city vs. city or team vs. team, as there will be Super Bowl parties across the country and sports bettors from all over are finding ways to make money on the game. Unfortunatley, there is still no Texas sports betting for this year's iteration.
One popular betting prop is the touchdown scorer market. Bettors can bet on who will score the first TD, the last TD, anytime TDs and much more in between. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts leads the oddsboard with odds of -115 at DraftKings Sportsbook to reach paydirt at any time.
The Texas native, born in Houston, rushed for 13 touchdowns this past season in 15 starts. Opposing QB Patrick Mahomes, also from Texas, doesn’t frequent the end zone as often as a runner, but with four rushing scores this year is certainly no stranger to scoring. He checks in at odds of +380 to run for a touchdown.
With two Texans in such marquee spots heading into the Super Bowl, BetTexas.com decided to look at which states have scored the most touchdowns in Super Bowl history (not counting passing touchdowns).
Read on for how The Lone Star State stacks up and if they have a chance at the touchdown lead amongst all states come Sunday.
States With Most Super Bowl Touchdowns
* Touchdowns refer to any rushing, receiving, defensive or special teams touchdowns. Passing touchdowns were not included.
Texas Trails The Sunshine State
Utilizing ProFootballReference.com, BetTexas looked at all rushing, receiving, defensive or special teams touchdowns scored in the Super Bowl and found Texas near the top with 31 total TDs, trailing only the state of Florida, who lead the way with 37. Remember, passing touchdowns were not included.
Florida’s 37 touchdowns account for 12.1% of all Super Bowl scores, with Texas also eclipsing 10%.
Despite having the starting quarterbacks for both teams, expecting Texas to take the lead in total Super Bowl touchdowns this Sunday is a bit optimistic.
Looking at the odds tells us that while Hurts is more likely than not to find the end zone once, anything more than that is unlikely. The Eagles QB has +550 odds to score two or more times, trailing Travis Kelce of the Chiefs. Kelce, an Ohio native, will be looking to vault his home state into the top five as they currently sit sixth on the list.
Mahomes, who won the Super Bowl in 2020, already accounts for one of Texas’ 31 Super Bowl touchdowns as he scampered for a score in the Chiefs 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He could also help Ohio’s total out if he continues to find Kelce in the end zone as he has done all season long.
Kelce caught 12 TDs in the regular season and already has three scores in two playoff games.
Never Say Never
While it remains extremely unlikely Texas will overtake Florida for total Super Bowl touchdowns in this game, it should be able to make a dent in The Sunshine State’s lead as none of the players with odds shorter than +200 to score hail from Florida.
Texas fans and bettors will be able to have rooting interests on both sides of the ball as they look for their home state players to find the end zone.
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