As we look ahead to Super Bowl LVIII, one thing on every bettor’s mind is the number of props available for Sunday’s game. For those that might not have as much experience in sports betting, props are all the rage, especially Super Bowl props. Props, or proposition bets, are a type of side wager on a game or event that may or may not have anything to do with the outcome of the game or event.
The Super Bowl is really where props started. The first of thousands of Super Bowl props was released before Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots. The Bears, of course, were favored to beat the Patriots and there was a very unique bet associated with the game. It was a simple Yes/No bet on whether or not William “the Refrigerator” Perry would score a touchdown. Perry was a 350-pound defensive lineman that Chicago used as a running back in short yardage situations.
Perry had scored three times during the regular season. Caesars Sportsbook offered the bet on Perry starting at +2000 odds. Action on the bet took it down to +200. Perry did score a late touchdown and the bet cashed, starting a revolution of sorts in the props betting market.
Most Popular Super Bowl Props
After the Perry wager on Super Bowl XX, props markets started to become a thing. It has evolved into a huge part of the sports betting industry. There are team and player props available for every NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB game on the schedule. As we approach this Sunday, the number of Super Bowl props available is seemingly endless.
You can bet on Sunday’s coin toss. Will it be heads? Tails? Which team will win the toss? Another popular Super Bowl props bet is on the opening kickoff. Will it be a touchback or will it be returned? Will there be a fair catch on the opening kickoff? Other popular props include betting on the Super Bowl MVP as well all the typical props related to statistics. Those include bets on passing yards, receiving yards, passing touchdowns, etc.
Then, there are the ridiculous Super Bowl props. These props are usually never available for other NFL games. It is customary for the Super Bowl winning team to douse its head coach with Gatorade at the end of the game. Bettors can wager on which color of Gatorade will be used. The favorite this year is purple at +275. Purple Gatorade was used last year on Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Another crazy prop bet for this Sunday’s Super Bowl is related to Taylor Swift. Unless you’ve been living in a cave on the side of a mountain, you know that Swift is dating Kansas City TE Travis Kelce. One of the Super Bowl props is Will the MVP mention Taylor Swift? The odds on Yes are +750 which correlates with the number of bets on Kelce to win the game’s MVP at +1300 odds.
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Choose Sports Hub Handicappers
Want to find the best Super Bowl bets? Look no further than our experts here at Sports Hub. Once again, our guys got after it yesterday and did what they do best – win. Knup Sports was the big winner and the Sas Insider put in 58 picks yesterday. They ended up with $302 in winnings and third on yesterday’s leaderboard.
Let’s check it out.
- Knup Sports: The guys at Knup Sports had themselves a day yesterday. When it was all said and done, 18-8 and $785 in winnings were collected. That gives Knup Sports one of the best three day runs in Sports Hub history. They have added $2115 to the bankroll over the last three days!
- I’m No. 2: Sports Central turned in an outstanding performance at the ticket window going 6-1 and earning $570.
- All NBA for a day: Gambling911.com put four picks in yesterday, all on NBA games. They went a perfect 4-0 and added $400 to the bankroll.
- 58 picks: I mentioned Sas Insider earlier. Yes, 58 total picks yesterday. When you win over 55 percent of them, you’re a winner. Sas Insider totaled $302 in winnings for the day.
- Frankie the Fan: It’s been some time since Frankie graced us with his presence in the top-5. Yesterday, he nailed all three of his college basketball picks to take home $300. Frankie has Super Bowl props in the system already. Looks like one may be on the game’s MVP???
A Ridiculous Round of Golf & More
There’s that scene in the classic golf movie Caddyshack where a golfer is out on the course when it starts to rain. He’s playing like he never has before while Bill Murray’s character Carl Spackler caddies for him. “I’d keep playing, I don’t think the heavy stuff’s coming down for quite a while,” says Carl. Yesterday, a golfer on the Korn Ferry Tour channeled his inner Caddyshack…minus the rain.
There’s some big NBA news as the trade deadline has finally passed. Also, the NFL handed out its annual awards at last night’s NFL Honors ceremony.
Let’s take a look.
- I’m alright: Cristobal del Solar was like Bishop in Caddyshack. He just couldn’t miss and was playing the best round of golf in his life. He shot a 27 on the first 9 and came back with a 30 to record a round record (57) for a PGA-sanctioned event.
- Anunoby has surgery: O.G. Anunoby had surgery yesterday to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow. He will be out at least three weeks for the Knicks. Anunoby was acquired from Toronto in December and New York went on to win 12 of its next 14 games. The Knicks continue to be without Julius Randle as well.
- NBA trades: Patrick Beverley was acquired by Milwaukee in a trade with Philadelphia. The Sixers received Cameron Payne. Philly also received sharpshooting Buddy Hield in a trade with the Pacers. The Sixers sent Jaden Springer to the Celtics for a second-round pick in this year’s NBA draft.
- Landslide MVP: Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson won his second NFL MVP last night in near unanimous fashion. Jackson got 49 of 50 first-place votes. In winning the 2019 MVP, Jackson did receive all 50 votes, joining Tom Brady as the only players to do so.
Friday’s Schedule Delivers Props
It might look like a lighter sports schedule today as we get ready for a weekend full of action. There are, however, enough games on today’s schedule to give bettors plenty to choose from. That’s because of the number of NBA, college basketball, and NHL props available tonight. There are also a number of soccer, tennis, and golf props that bettors can take advantage of.
Here’s what’s on tap for this Friday.
- NBA: It’s an NBA six-pack on Friday night. Kind of perfect for a Friday, don’t you think? Remember, there will be hundreds of NBA props available across those six games.
- NCAAB: There are only three college basketball games on the schedule tonight, but two of them involve AP Top 25 ranked teams. No. 18 Dayton is at VCU in a key Atlantic-10 Conference game. No. 24 San Diego State, a Final Four team last season, is at Nevada in a Mountain West showdown.
- NHL: Three games are on the NHL schedule tonight. The Edmonton Oilers will play their first game after having their 16-game winning streak broken. Pittsburgh plays at Minnesota and, like Edmonton, will then play on Saturday also. Like the NBA, there will be several NHL props available despite there being just three games.
- Soccer: The world’s elite soccer leagues are back today. Cadiz plays Real Batis in La Liga. Borussia Dortmund faces SC Freiburg in Bundesliga, Salernitana takes on Empoli in Italy’s Serie A, and it’s Marseille vs. Metz in French Ligue 1.
- Tennis: It’s Round 2 in the three ATP tournaments currently being played – Cordoba Open, Open 13 Provence, and Dallas Open. It’s the same on the WTA Tour where the women are playing in Round 2 at the L&T Mumbai Open, Transylvania Open, and the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open.
- Golf: The Phoenix Open 1st round was suspended due to weather yesterday. Sahith Theegala did finish the round and is the early leader with a 6-under 65. The tournament continues today.
We’re thankful it’s Friday. That means we are one step closer to Super Bowl LVIII. Plenty of great sports on tap today. Lots of props too. Bet with your head and get a little help from our expert handicappers here at Sports Hub. See you tomorrow!