Ajayi favored to be top rusher in Super Bowl 52 odds

Our run through the Super Bowl 52 props continues with a rundown of some of the rushing and receiving props being offered.
We’ll start with the running backs and the prop for which player will post the most rushing yards. The oddsmakers don’t think there’s any question that it will be Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi after listing him as a -140 favorite. During the regular season, Ajayi averaged 58.3 yards per game on the ground, the highest total of any back suiting up this weekend.
If you think Ajayi might stumble in the Super Bowl, or someone else has the chance to rush past him, other options include Dion Lewis at +150, LeGarrette Blount at +500, and Rex Burkhead and James White, both at +1200. Lewis was close behind Ajayi in rushing yards per game this season at 56, and could be worth a couple of bucks for better value.
There’s also plenty of OVER/UNDER rushing yards props available as well. For Ajayi, his OVER/UNDER was set at 62.5 with the OVER a slight favorite at -125. For Lewis, the OVER/UNDER is 54.5 with the OVER and UNDER both at -115. With this game looking like a possible passing game shootout, the UNDER may be a smart pick for both backs.
Switching gear to the receiving props, the favorite on the prop for most receiving yards is New England’s Rob Gronkowski at +300. He is followed closely by Brandin Cooks and Zach Ertz, both at +400.
Gronkowski looks like a strong pick if he’s healthy and over his concussion. He averaged 77.5 yards per contest this season, the most of any player in the big game. For the sake of comparison, Cooks averaged 67.6 yards per game and Ertz 58.9 yards.
If you’re looking for a value pick, try Philadelphia’s Alshon Jeffery at +500. Jeffery stepped up with 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the NFC championship game and if Philadelphia goes deep at all on Sunday, it will likely be Jeffery who picks up the big yards.
For OVER/UNDER receiving props, Gronkowski’s OVER/UNDER has been set at 75.5 with both the OVER and UNDER at -115. This season, including the playoffs, Gronkowski went over 75.5 receiving yards eight times in 18 games.
Cooks’ OVER/UNDER total was set at only 67.5 with the OVER and UNDER both listed at -115. Cooks went over 67.5 yards nine times this season, including a 100-yard game in the AFC title game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Looking at the Eagles, Ertz’s OVER/UNDER total has been set at 57.5, while Jeffery’s total was set at 55.5. For Ertz the OVER is favored, while both the OVER and UNDER are -115 for Jeffery. We already mentioned Jeffery’s 85-yard game in the conference championship, but Ertz also had a big game with 93 receiving yards. Ertz topped 57.5 yards in a game eight times this season and could be in for another big game this weekend as a strong check-down option for Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.