There are few sporting events that can compete with the raw prominence that the NFL’s title game offers. Naturally, with all the publicity surrounding the event and with so many eyes watching, Super Bowl betting online draws the largest crowds of the sports betting season.
With so many players looking to bet the Super Bowl, sportsbooks go out of their ways to offer more lines than fans can imagine. Anything and everything from who will win the opening coin toss, to who will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy once it’s all over, fans can literally place a wager on every aspect of the Big Game.
Because of how many different betting lines sportsbooks propagate for the Super Bowl, finding a prop fans feel comfortable with can be a bit tedious. On top of that, players are always more welcome to the lines offering the most lucrative winnings. Ergo, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to look over and break down some of the most auspicious prop lines available for this year’s Super Bowl. Take a gander.
SUPER BOWL BETTING PROPS LINE – Sunday, February 5th
MOST PASSING YARDS
Tom Brady +14½ (-115)
Matt Ryan -14½ (-115)
Considering how deadly both teams’ quarterbacks are, this prop line might be a little difficult to predict. Throughout the regular season, Brady was able to average 296.2 passing yards per game (that excludes the 4-game suspension Brady served at the start of the season). Meanwhile, through an entire NFL season, Matt Ryan was able to average 309 passing yards per contests.
While Ryan’s average is slightly higher, the difference isn’t large enough for players to be able to confidently pick Ryan over Brady. However, the postseason numbers might help convince fans to side with the Falcons’ quarterback. Once in the playoffs, Brady put up an average of 335.5 yards per game while Ryan put up 365 yards per game.
WHO WILL SCORE A TD FIRST
LeGarrette Blount -130
Devonta Freeman EV
This particular line is interesting because it lists players and not teams. For example, the Patriots could end up scoring on the ground before the Falcons, but if they decide to hand it off to someone other than Blount; like James White or Brandon Bolden, Freeman could very well end up finding the end zone before Blount. Nevertheless, both teams possess excellent running games and fans’ can expect both teams to try to keep their offenses balanced.
In addition to player props, sportsbooks will also run prop lines for each team. These lines tend to be more chaotic, harder to predict, and deal with pure probability instead of analysis (like the chances of a coin landing on heads). Nevertheless, Super Bowl betting fans can still enjoy taking some calculated risks that could reap bountiful rewards. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular team Super Bowl betting prop lines ahead of this year’s title game.
1ST MISSED FG WILL BE
Wide Left -125
Wide Right -105
WILL THE WINNER OF COIN TOSS GO ON TO WIN SB LI
1ST TD WILL BE
Passing Touchdown -175
Any other +135
LAST POINTS OF 1ST HALF WILL BE
A Field Goal +105
Any other score -135