When it comes to the Super Bowl, many bettors are simply content with dropping a few bucks on the team they think will win. MyBookie Sportsbook | Super Bowl Props Worth Betting On: 5 Options You Should Keep in Mind
For others, this is an opportunity to take advantage of the multitude of wagering options that are available on Super Bowl Sunday. We are specifically talking about NFL prop bets, not all of which have to do with the outcome of the game.
If you are unfamiliar with prop bets, then let us help by quickly filling you in. These are wagers that are on a variety of different aspects, such as individual player stats for the championship game, as well as other game related items like total yards, scoring, and the like. Where things tend to go off the rails a little is with the options not associated with the actual game. These can include things like the coin toss, the half-time show, and even the ads that we all watch.
Prop bets are a ton of fun, and we suggest setting some of your wagering budget aside to play along, but which props should you pick? It is, of course, entirely up to you how you spend your money, but here are 5 prop bets we love to play.
1.National Anthem Length
We are going to try and spread things out a little here so that you have some wagers that come before the game, as well as a couple that will actually be impacted by the outcome. We have to get it all started with the National Anthem, specifically how long it will take to belt out the Star-Spangled Banner. The main reason why we like this bet is that there is actually some data to draw upon before making the bet.
This year, it will be Reba McEntire getting the ball rolling with the National Anthem, and given the length of her career, there are plenty of examples of her singing that particular song. Where it gets tricky is that her times are all over the place with her previous anthem appearances. That said, this is a national stage and the chance to shine in front of a massive audience. Performers tend to want to stay in the spotlight as long as possible, so look for Reba to milk it a little and potentially go OVER the set time.
There are a number of different props available with the coin toss, with the heads or tails option being the most obvious. You have a 50/50 chance of getting it right, so it is worth taking a chance on the outcome, especially as there is no skill involved. You can also pick the team that you think will win the toss, as well as whether the player asked to make the call will pick it correctly.
While this is a wager of absolute chance, there is a little bit of history to this, which should be taken with a grain of salt. The Cowboys have the most coin toss wins in the Super Bowl with 6, followed closely by the 49ers with 5. I like the idea of playing the 49ers to win the coin toss so that they can even things up with Dallas, but the choice is entirely yours.
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3.Individual Player Props
Before I get too deeply into this particular prop, I would suggest that you stick with one or two players as opposed to trying to figure out the potential stats for every single player available. In fact, I would be inclined to stick with one QB, and there is a definite way that I would approach this particular wager. It all begins with trying to figure out if the game total will go over or under. If you have a definite opinion, then that should help shape how you look at the stats for each player.
Now, let’s imagine for a moment that you think defenses are going to be very good and that we will have a defensive battle that ends with the total staying UNDER. In that case, you might want to look at the total passing yards for each QB and try to determine if the low-scoring game will have an impact on those totals. Same rules apply if you believe that we are looking at a potential shootout.
Okay, this is another fun one that we actually have some data to draw upon. Over the last few years, we have seen orange and blue Gatorade become the most common colors when it comes time to dump the drink on the winning coach. That said, this one is still a total crap shoot, as proven last year when the Chiefs went with purple Gatorade, which was one of the longest shots on the board. In fact, the Chiefs have had 2 different colors in their Super Bowl wins, so no trend to be found there.
If you are leaning toward the 49ers, you might think about playing red for the Gatorade shower, as they are listed as the home team and will be wearing their red jerseys. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t think teams put too much thought into the color, but this is still one I love to play.
5.Super Bowl MVP
When it comes to prop bets, this is one that is arguably the most predictable of the bunch. The MVP generally always goes to an offensive player, with the Super Bowl winning QB very often the one that gets the nod. If you look at the last 10 Super Bowls, you see that 6 QBs have won it, as well as 2 WRs and a couple of linebackers. Prior to that, we had 4 straight years of the QB winning the MVP. In short, playing the QB of the team you think will win the Super Bowl to also win the MVP is a solid pick, and might even make for a tidy little parlay.
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