Proposition bets are commonly referred to as prop bets which have become more popular in recent years. A prop bet is a very specific bet offered by the sportsbook and is very common on big games, especially in NFL football.
Prop Bet Samples
TEAM TO SCORE FIRST IN THE GAME WILL BE
HOW MANY INTERCEPTIONS WILL A QUARTERBACK THROW
TOTAL YARDS BY ONE TEAM
TOTAL SEASON WINS BY ONE TEAM
WILL THERE BE A RUN SCORED IN THE FIRST INNING
TEAM TO HIT THE FIRST HOME RUN IN THE GAME
In the NFL you may see prop bets on last team to score, most passing yards by a quarterback, total number of sacks by both teams, will any team score three times in a row, rushing yards by a particular player, interceptions, longest field goal, etc. Those are a few examples of NFL proposition bets that are offered on some key games. Monday night football has become a major event for prop bets. Since the game is in prime-time, it is a perfect game for proposition bets because gamblers like more action on the big game. Proposition bets are usually put up by the sportsbook so that bettors have as many options as possible for high profile games.
You should be aware that prop bets are usually put up individually by sportsbooks so they may not always be the same, but that is good news for the bettor because the lines are usually better. How do you go about handicapping proposition bets? The sportsbook will usually go with the same NFL statistics you can find when making NFL prop bets. You can go a little bit deeper than he does and consider home/away statistics and head to head matchup stats. The more research you are able to do on prop bets the better your chances of success will be. Take the time to investigate the proposition bets and it is very possible you will find some excellent betting opportunities.
Usually the most popular game for sportsbooks in terms of proposition bets is the Super Bowl. There are hundreds of props on the game and they provide great betting excitement for many fans around the world. Proposition bets have become huge during the Super Bowl week and are a major part of the betting action. Remember that you will see prop bets offered all throughout the football season and you will also occasionally see them in other sports like basketball and football. When you see these prop bets offered on a game be sure and take a look. It is another great way to make money in sports betting this season.