There’s only one way to watch the Super Bowl: With friends, food, and ridiculous amounts of wagering action on even the most fractionally-relevant minutia of the game.
Prop bets are what make a national de facto holiday truly a celebration. Whether it’s a favorite player or a Gatorade color, we’ve got some of the best bets available below.
The coin toss
Six of the last seven Super Bowls have been heads however so if you think those funky commemorative coins they make available have a bit of a bias, the way to play it is obverse, not reverse as the numismatic community would say.
Total players to attempt a pass
Over 2.5 +140
Under 2.5 -177
Blaine Gabbert threw nine passes for the Bucs this year, and if he’s in the game the somewhat-indestructible Tom Brady will have been hurt. But FIVE different Chiefs attempted a forward pass in 2020, including Travis Kelce, Tommy Townsend, and Sammy Watkins. Andy Reid has zero reason not to empty the playbook for this one. We’ve seen him do it in massive spots already. We like the Chiefs to give us some of that sweet double-reverse-flea-flicker-halfback-option action.
Any offensive or defensive lineman to score a touchdown
The rumble/bumble/stumble into the endzone is a tough one to find, so you’re looking for a sack or fumble near the goal line here. And as much fun as this might be, it’s just tough to find value here.
HOWEVER: Tackle Eric Fisher did have a receiving TD for the Chiefs this season in Week 3 against Baltimore. It was his only reception of the season. The Bucs didn’t have any non-skill position guys score a TD this season, and both the Chiefs pick-sixes came from the secondary.
Final play of the game to be a quarterback kneel
Both these quarterbacks are terrific managers of the clock. The only way this bet doesn’t come in is if they set up a last-play field goal, or have to heave it in the end zone on the last play of the game. This should be a great Super Bowl, but yes is still the move here even at that price.
Super Bowl MVP
Where’s the fun in getting the chalk in Pat Mahomes (+100) and Tom Brady (+200) in getting the trip to DisneyWorld? You need someone that can come from nowhere and put up a huge game.
Mike Evans is at +3000, but can dominate a football game as well as anyone. And rumors are he can throw the ball a bit as well. If he got used in a trick play situation, and posted a couple of touchdowns, you might just see him take the award from his would-be-seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. We’ll ride with the pride of Texas A&M here.
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