The big sportsbooks are reporting between 45-55% of their Super Bowl handle will go to prop bets, and they expect a lot of attention. With this NFL championship game expected to see a record number of wagers, in part, due to the increase in legal gambling states in the US, books are anxious to make sure they capture every piece of the action they can.
Super Bowl LV Countdown
We are less than a week away from Super Bowl LV featuring the Kansas Chiefs, currently the reigning Super Bowl champs, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady at the helm. There are also the likes of Antonio Brown and Ron Gronkowski added to the mix for Tampa Bay as well as powerhouse running back Leonard Fournette.
The game will kick off from Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Field on February 7, marking the first time in Super Bowl history that a Super Bowl has been played on the home field of one of the teams participating in the game.
Points Over/Under Expects A Battle
Total points for the game is set at 56.5, which seems quite low, given the explosive offensive capabilities of both the Chiefs and the Bucs. The Chiefs are getting three points on the spread, a clear indication that books expect this to be a fight.
Of course, many of the prop bets attractive to the betting public center around the quarterbacks. For example, Patrick Mahomes (-120) and Brady (+190) are the favorites to win the 2021 Super Bowl MVP award.
As for individual players, one of the most intriguing is for Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill to go over 89.5 receiving yards. Another popular prop is that Mahomes’ longest pass completion will be over 39.5 yards. Additionally, perhaps Mahomes will throw a first-quarter touchdown pass over 43.5 yards.
TD Prop Bets Become Popular
Here are some other interesting props to consider for Super Bowl LV coming up this Sunday evening. Travis Kelce (KC) will score the first touchdown (+650), will score last touchdown (+650) or will score a touchdown at any point in the game at (-163). Tyreek Hill of Kansas City is getting the same odds breakdown; however, Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin is getting +1000 to score a TD first or last, and +105 just for making it into the end zone with the ball. The same goes for Evans and Fournette.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire of Kansas City is getting +1,100 to score the first or last touchdown, and an anytime TD for him is at +120, which mirrors what his teammate, Darrell Williams, is getting. Antonio Brown, Ron Gronkowski and Roland Jones II, all of Tampa Bay, are at +1,400 first touchdown scored, +1,400 last touchdown scored and +160 for a touchdown scored at any time during the game.
Mahomes/Brady In On TD Action
Mahomes is at +2,000 for the first touchdown scored, +2,000 last touchdown scored and +225 for a touchdown anytime during the game. He’s slightly favored against Brady, who is getting +2,800 for the first touchdown scored, +2,800 for the last touchdown scored and +400 for a touchdown scored anytime during the game.
There are also the all-important quarterback Over/Under prop odds for Super Bowl LV projection the over and under passing yards for each one. Patrick Mahomes is expected to get 332.5 yards, while Brady is forecast to have 301.5.
Flippin’ Coin Toss
Here is a prop bet you won’t have to sit around worrying about all game long before seeing the results – the favorite Coin Toss Odds. It’s a simple heads or tails, but there is a lot of action going down on the coin toss each year. FoxBet has it at +100, but William Hill lists it at -101 and Draft Kings, Fan Duel and PointsBet at -103 and BetMGM at -105.
And, finally, total touchdowns scored by both teams:
5.5 -225 Over +162 Under
6.5 -120 Over -120 Under
7.5 +162 Over -225 Under
Keep checking the listings right up until game day for the latest Super Bowl LV Prop bets.