Patrick Mahomes 24-1? Deebo Samuel? Odds for Most Rushing Yards in Bengals vs. Chiefs, 49ers vs. Rams
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Bettors eyeing Sunday’s Conference Championships have likely gone in depth on both the spread and totals for Bengals-Chiefs and Rams-49ers.
Plenty of new markets, however, have opened up with the postseason down to four teams, such as who will lead in the weekend in a variety of statistics.
Here, we’ll dive into the odds to post the most rushing yards this Sunday across both contests.
Odds for Most Rushing Yards on Championship Sunday
|Elijah Mitchell (SF)||+190|
|Joe Mixon (CIN)||+240|
|Cam Akers (LAR)||+250|
|Deebo Samuel (SF)||+430|
|Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)||+850|
|Jerick McKinnon (KC)||+1000|
|Sony Michel (LAR)||+1600|
|Darrel Williams (KC)||+2400|
|Patrick Mahomes (KC)||+2400|
|Samaje Perine (CIN)||+3400|
|Derrick Gore (KC)||+5000|
|Chris Evans (CIN)||+5000|
|Joe Burrow (CIN)||+6000|
|Kyle Juszczyk (SF)||+6000|
|Matthew Stafford (LAR)||+11000|
|Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)||+11000|
*Odds via FanDuel, as of Saturday morning
Mitchell’s the shortest price, but it’s Mixon who leads the field in volume this season.
Rushing Attempts in 2021-22
- Joe Mixon: 323
- Elijah Mitchell: 251
- Sony Michel: 222
- Darrel Williams: 145
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 126
- Deebo Samuel: 79
- Patrick Mahomes: 76
However, the Bengals lead back’s slumping hard entering Sunday, failing to top 65 rushing yards in seven straight.
The 49ers, meanwhile, flourished in the run game over LA during the regular season, averaging 145 yards across both contests.
San Francisco runs the ball on more than 48% of plays this season; over the last three, that number’s ballooned to 53.9%, as the unit’s seemingly lost faith in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to beat teams through the air.
Mitchell, a rookie, has been the workhorse, tallying at least 21 carries in five straight games.
However, could Samuel be the more intriguing player on the roster at +430?
Head coach Kyle Shanahan has creatively implemented ways to get the do-it-all receiver involved, which includes the run game. Samuel has 81 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries this season against the division rivals.
Samuel’s volume is only trending up, with double-digit carries in both playoff games.
In regards to longshots, Mahomes is worth a look at 24-1. He’s unlikely to finish with a ton of carries, but the star QB has a penchant for ripping off big gains with his feet, especially when it matters.
Over 63 career regular-season games, he’s recorded 53 or more rushing yards just five times. Across nine playoff games, Mahomes has accomplished that feat three times already.
Mahomes leads all quarterbacks in runs resulting in first downs (26%) this season, better than players such as Josh Allen and Jalen Hurts.
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