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Ronald Jones Prop Bets: 2 Rushing Picks For the Bucs RB In Super Bowl 55

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  • Looking for more action on Super Bowl 55? Here's how you should play the prop bets for Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones.

The big storyline entering Super Bowl 55 is the matchup between the most recent Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes, and a four-time winner of the award, Tom Brady.

But there are plenty of other players who are going to make an impact Sunday.

Here’s how our experts are betting Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones against the Chiefs.

Ronald Jones Over 8.5 Rush Attempts

Stuckey: Leonard Fournette is getting all of the love and publicity among Bucs running backs after a few breakout games. “Playoff Lenny” has averaged more than 100 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown in three games this postseason.

I actually think that’s created value on Jones’ overs against a Kansas City defense that ranks 31st in rush defense DVOA. Jones missed the Wild Card Round after suffering a pre-game quad injury, but got 21 and 18 snaps in the Divisional Round and NFC Championship, respectively. He also had double-digit carries in both games.

I think this line should be set closer to 10.

Plus, It would not surprise me if Tampa uses a heavier rush-script early on to exploit Kansas City’s weak run defense and keep Mahomes on the sidelines. Ultimately, I wouldn’t be shocked in the least if Jones finishes with about the same rushing workload as Fournette.

DraftKings is offering the best line as of Saturday, with the over 8.5 priced at -112.

Ronald Jones Over 8.5 Rush Attempts & Over 35.5 Rush Yards

Raheem Palmer: Jones may not be a pass-catcher, but he is their workhorse out of the backfield.

Jones has had more than 8.5 carries in 13 of their 16 games. The Buccaneers are top 10 in run vs. pass ratio (56%/44%) on first downs, and I expect that to continue against a Chiefs defense that ranks 29th in rushing success rate (45.7%) and gives up 4.5 yards per carry.

I would play the over on his attempts up to 9 and his yards up to 39. You can get the former at DraftKings for 8.5 (-112) and the latter at FanDuel for 35.5 (-110) as of Saturday.

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