It’s the day of the Super Bowl! As usual, Sportsbooks make a killing with various player props and even weird prop bets that can be bet during the game. Here are my Top Ten prop bets ranging from the football related to the absurd. If available, I am using Fanduel odds for the Super Bowl bets.
DeVonta Smith: Anytime TD (+165)
Teams have been placing more of a focus on AJ Brown in the playoffs which has opened up DeVonta Smith to be 1-on-1 in the passing game. Smith scored a touchdown in 4 of the last 8 games for the Eagles (including one multi-TD game). Against a rookie corner, he could go off.
Miles Sanders: UNDER 61.5 rushing yards (-110)
Sanders has blown up a bit in the playoffs with 90 rushing yards against the Giants and 2 TDs against the 49ers. In 3 of the last 5 games, he has mustered only 11 carries on the ground though, and Kenneth Gainwell has been stealing snaps more and more. In all three of those 11 rush games, Sanders was held to under 4 yards a carry. If that happens again, it is an easy under.
Isaih Pacheco: OVER 10.5 rushing attempts (-136)
The Chiefs seem to understand that Pacheco is the best runner on the roster and have been feeding him for much of the season. He has gone over this number in 8 of the last 11 games and even if it is a strong Mahomes passing game. Look out to see if you can find 11.5 anywhere with better juice!
Both teams to complete their first pass: (-105)
With two good offenses on the field and a goal to establish rhythm, this one could hit. Despite teams often starting “slow” in the Super Bowl, I’m willing to bet each starts with a short pass to get things going.
Will the Opening kickoff be a touchback? No (+120)
I missed this same bet last year, but the playoffs have surprisingly brought less touchbacks than usual. With a special ball on the kickoff, I always worry it could fall a little bit short. Both kickers are pretty good at kicking off into touchbacks, but I’ll take the chance here.
Coin Toss: Heads (-103)
The ultimate 50/50 bet, Heads is trailing Tails all-time in the Super Bowl 27 to 29. Heads will keep making up ground here, so expect Tails to actually fail.
National Anthem: OVER 2 minutes and 7 seconds (-190)
I don’t know Chris Stapleton, but betting the over is consistently the best approach. Singers are going to take their time and show off in this opportunity. 122 seconds is a beefy number, but the Over has hit the last 7 Super Bowls, so if I miss, it is fine.
Gatorade color: Lime/Green/Yellow (+210)
Orange is the easy favorite and probably wins, but with the Eagles being Green and Yellow being a commonly used gatorade color, it is possible. After the NFC championship win, Sirianna got yellow gatorade poured on him. The last time the Chiefs won, it was Orange. Might not be a bad idea to bet on both.
Will they mention or show clip/picture of Andy Reid competing in the Punt/Pass/Kick Competition? No (-150)
The Andy Reid Punt/Pass/Kick video is one of the greatest football videos ever as he towers over the other children. Broadcasters like to bust it out every now and then, but the Super Bowl is pretty packed with segments, commercials, and more, so the down time to bring it in won’t be there.
Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime Show First Song: Bitch Better Have My Money (+1000)
The odds on the first song have been changing rapidly, so the number may be different. Don’t Stop The Music has been the favorite, but I have found they tend to save the big, known song for a little later to keep people watching. This year I don’t feel strongly, so I will go with more of a longshot and try to cash in ultimately. Draft Countdown writer Miranda tweeted about Diamonds (+220) being the first song, so you may want to go with her
What do you think? What wild prop bets are you going to hit on for this Super Bowl?
Follow Shane on Twitter: @ShanePHallam and see his other work here