The Super Bowl is a game watched by millions of people each year, that's obvious. But the real question is what betting options are available to make the game that much more interesting? Prop bets are one of the easiest and fun ways to get down with some action on the game. Depending on your opinions for how the game will do down, prop bets can be very profitable.
There's also an extremely wide arrangement of what can be bet on during the game. There's the always fun "first" props, which, by name, means you can bet on what happens first. Those types of bets range from which quarterback will complete the first pass in the game, whether or not Tom Brady's first pass will be complete or incomplete and how long the first punt of the game will be, to name a few. Depending on the book you choose to do your business with, the bets that can be placed and their odds can vary. For instance, BetOnline.com offers a ton of prop bets with some good odds. But make sure to be careful and pay attention to the odds on any specific bet. For instance, one prop bet is First Reception by Aaron Hernandez — will it be over or under 9 yards? Currently this bet has odds at -115 for each side. The -115 price means each option has a 53.49% chance of happening. The moneylines on these types of bets are very important. Some books offer bets that have an immense amount of juice. One example of that is the first pass option on Tom Brady. Currently, several books have this listed at "completion" for his first pass with a moneyline of -240, which means you would have to pay $240 to profit $100. Those odds aren't good, from a betting standpoint. Sure, there is a 70.59% chance of that bet winning, but does that make it a sure thing? Of course not. However, looking at it from the opposite side, if his first pass is "incomplete" it pays out +190, but the possibility of that happening is just 34.48%. Just a few things to think about when looking at those "first" props.
Also being offered by many books are the "longest" props, which potentially can be the toughest. Bets in this section include the longest reception by wide receivers, the longest pass by quarterbacks, longest rush and even longest punt. It seems that just about anything can be bet on during the Super Bowl. The longest punt by Zoltan Mesko currently is sitting at 52.5 yards, with the over sitting at -120. Remember, the game is being played in a dome.
Player props range from total completions by each quarterback, passing yards by each quarterback, total field goals made by each kicker, total receiving yards, total rushing yards, etc. One can also bet on whether or not Tom Brady will throw a touchdown pass and in what quarter it will happen. There are also in-game props going on. For example, Tom Brady has a -1.5 edge on completions being made over Eli Manning. That means, if you bet on Brady, that he must complete two more passes than Manning. Brady's portion of that bet pays -130, which means it has a 56.52% chance of happening. Game props include which coach will use their challenge flag first, what the first penalty of the game will be, what the first play of the game will be (run or pass) and what the result of the coin toss will be.
So, whatever you are looking for, most books will have available. Super Bowl props are always a fun way to be able to wager on the game, especially if you aren't looking to bet on the side or the total of the game. Sometimes these are the easiest ways to make money during the game but there are also 100s of options to bet, which means you could cover just about every aspect of what might happen during the game. But maybe that's the point of the sportsbooks. In any case, make sure you check out the video done by Marco D'Angelo and Bryan Leonard. It's very informative.
Superbowl Prop Betting StrategiesHost Marco D'Angelo and Pregame Pro Bryan Leonard discuss what to look for in betting Superbowl props and Marquee players are generally overpriced plus other factors that are important to Superbowl prop betting.