Super Bowl LVIII is shaping up to be an exciting matchup featuring two of the best teams in the NFL. With Patrick Mahomes leading the Kansas City Chiefs against Brock Purdy’s San Francisco 49ers, it has all the makings of a close game that will go down to the wire. Hopefully, by this time next year, Florida sports betting will be available for bettors to wager on Super Bowl 59.
Whether it will be a high-scoring affair remains to be seen. Only the Baltimore Ravens allowed fewer points than the Chiefs or Niners this regular season, but both teams have plenty of explosive players on offense.
Mahomes is considered the best quarterback in the league, and his tight end, Travis Kelce, can catch more than just Taylor Swift. Kelce has 23 receptions for 262 yards and three touchdowns this postseason. For San Francisco, the offense runs, literally, through running back Christian McCaffrey. After scoring 21 touchdowns in the regular season, he’s picked up another four in the Niners’ two postseason contests.
Teams have combined to score 314 touchdowns through the first 57 Super Bowls, and at FloridaBet.com, we were curious about what states have produced the most touchdowns in the big game. We used ProFootballReference.com to compile the data of touchdown scorers and their hometowns.
States With Most Super Bowl Touchdowns*
These are the kind of stats that could give you an edge when betting on Florida sportsbook apps in the future. Here is our list of states with the most touchdowns in the Super Bowl.
Florida Players Longshots This Year
It shouldn’t come as a shock that Florida natives have scored the most TDs. The Sunshine State is a traditional football hotbed and one of the top producers of NFL talent. According to league data, the state produced 178 players on rosters at the start of this season. Only Texas had more.
However, it may prove challenging for Florida to add to its total in the Feb. 11 game. While the state will be represented on both rosters, few play skill positions.
According to oddsmakers at Hard Rock Bet Florida, the player with the best chance is KC receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The St. Petersburg native has just one touchdown all season, but Hard Rock, the only legal Florida online sports betting operator, gives him odds of +375 to score any touchdown. That means a $100 winning bet would return $475. Odds for him to score the first are +2250, and the odds for him to get the last one are +2000.
Florida’s best shot on the 49ers is punt/kick returner and part-time receiver Ray-Ray McCloud. The Tampa native has just one career score in his six NFL seasons, but Hard Rock gives him +1300 odds of finding the endzone in Las Vegas. He has +5000 odds to score the last touchdown.
If you’re looking for a real longshot, you may want to look at the San Francisco defense. Nick Bosa, a standout edge rusher from Fort Lauderdale, and defensive end Randy Gregory from Jacksonville have +15000 odds of getting in the endzone.
Hard Rock offers the 49ers as a two-point favorite, with both teams receiving -110 odds on the point spread, meaning a $110 winning bet would return $210. The total points scored is 47.5, with both over and under odds at -110. On the moneyline, the 49ers are straight-up favorites at -130, while Kansas City to win outright is +110.