As the new NFL season fast approaches there is one player, above all others, who is going to be in the glare of the spotlight, that player is quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City Chiefs star proved in his third full season at the Arrowhead that he was a player with a bright future. In 2018 he completed 50 regular season touchdowns as his side fell in the AFC Championship game and in 2019 his ten postseason TDs clinched a Super Bowl.
Last time around he came up against veteran Tom Brady and came up short, with Tampa Bay clinching the Super Bowl despite Mahomes picking up his best postseason completion numbers.
So what can Mahomes, and Kansas City, achieve in 2021 and beyond? Well if you want to back the endeavors of the hugely talented 25-year-old, you should be paying close attention to the best sport prediction site, which not only provides you the best odds comparison information, but also gives you in-depth betting guides and tips.
So what tips should you be backing Patrick Mahomes to achieve this time around, here’s a few we’d suggest you back.
5050 Passing Yards – OVER (-110)
Yes Mahomes managed to top this number in 2018, but not in 2019 and 2020 but there are a few things to take into consideration. Firstly there’s an extra game in the regular season and Kansas City are rightfully big favorites to clinch a Super Bowl title.
There are some who feel that Andy Reid’s side will be doing more running than usual, but don’t expect that to mean Patrick Mahomes won’t still be front and center with every snap.
To Win MVP (+600)
Yes the odds aren’t great but this is still a solid prop bet given the circumstances. In 2018 Mahomes collected the NFL MVP and followed that up with a Super Bowl MVP in 2020, and there’s no sign that the Kansas City star is going to take his foot off the pedal.
His main competition will come from Aaron Rodgers, who is now sticking around at Green Bay, but remember the veteran picked up the award last season and back-to-back MVP awards don’t happen often (even Tom Brady hasn’t managed it). Indeed the last time it occurred was way back in 2009.
Regular Season Passing Touchdowns 39.5 – OVER (-110)
Again this spread is set very favorably. Over the course of his three completed regular seasons, Mahomes has averaged 38 passing TDs and Kansas City looks stronger than ever and once again, that 17th game will play a key part in making sure that this spread can be met.
Some sceptics believe the Chiefs don’t have an effective third catching option; beyond Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, but the way Mahomes throws (particularly when he’s on his best game) it’s almost immaterial who’s out there on the end of his bullets.
We believe Mahomes will have little trouble meeting this total in the coming season and going over the spread is almost always the way to go when considering bets involving the mercurial QB.