In American sports, there is no bigger event than the Super Bowl, both in terms of viewership and money wagered. Even people who ordinarily don’t think about betting set some money aside to play on the big game. While many bettors go with the standard straight up, spread, and point total wagers, many more can’t help but get in on the prop bets that are always available. The beauty of prop bets is that they are fun and cover just about every aspect of the game. It’s possible to bet on the length of the national anthem, the ads shown on TV, and a host of other wild and wonderful wagers. The question here, though, is which of the prop bets are worth spending your money on. Let’s find out so you can make your bets against their Super Bowl odds.
NFL Super Bowl Props Worth Betting On
One of the prop bets that people cannot seem to let slip by is the coin toss. After all, it’s a 50/50 bet and you can basically double your money before the game even begins. The odds for heads and tails are -105, which means that you would get $195 back on a $100 bet of you choose correctly. That’s a great way to start the game, plus it also gives you some money to use on other prop bets. Also, prior to the game, you have a shot at wagering on the length of the national anthem, with this year’s O/U set at 2 minutes and 3 seconds. It is favored to stay under, but if you feel like taking a shot, you can get the OVER at +100.
During the game is when the fun really begins, as there are all kinds of prop bets available to you, including the number of touchdowns and field goals. You can wager on who will score first and how they will score. I like the scoring first bet, as it’s one that you can actually research a little. How often does either team score on their first possession in past games is easy to find out, and while that relies a little on who wins the toss and gets the ball, it’s still a bet worth taking on.
Individual player props are also worth taking a look at, as they tend to offer great value and give you plenty of options. For example, you might want to focus on Patrick Mahomes and wager on the number of yards he will pass for or the number of TD throws he will toss. Another wager that I really like is the MVP. Generally speaking, you are usually looking at a QB or a receiver, so if you think you know who will win the game, the number of options to choose from is reduced. Chances are, if the Bucs win this thing, Tom Brady is going to be the MVP. Similarly, Mahomes will probably get it if the Chiefs win.
If you win a ton of money playing props, what better way to celebrate than getting a Gatorade shower from your friends. The winning coach will get doused, but what color will the Gatorade be? You can wager on that, but just know that orange has been the most popular color in recent years.
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