Prop betting is a great way to elevate the fun you’re about to have on Super Bowl Sunday. Props, in fact, have overtaken traditional bets in terms of the amount of money wagered on the Big Game.
What is prop betting, exactly? It’s simply wagering on events that occur within a game rather than on the game itself.
For example, rather than betting on the Chiefs to cover the -point spread against the 49ers, a prop bet is a wager on anything from whether Patrick Mahomes will throw for more or fewer than a certain number of yards (), to who will score the first touchdown of game, whether the first kickoff will result in a touchback, and even if the coin tossed before the game will land heads or tails.
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There are literally hundreds of ways to bet the game, and surely you’ll be able to find a few props to your liking.
If this sounds like fun, here is some advice to get the most out of your Super Bowl prop betting experience. Really, these tips should be applied to all your wagering endeavors, not just Super Bowl betting.
Super Bowl prop betting tip #1: Shop for the best odds across multiple sportsbooks
Odds and betting lines vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, and that’s one of the reasons we recommend opening accounts with several sports betting apps or websites. Not only can you collect a generous bonus from each sportsbook you sign up with, you’ll also be able to “shop” for the best lines and odds for the bets you wish to make.
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Super Bowl prop betting tip #2: Bet on correlated outcomes
Choose props that fit together logically. For example, if you think the Chiefs will win the game, perhaps bet OVER on Isiah Pacheco rushing yards or UNDER on Christian McCaffrey. If you’re right and the Chiefs do win, Pacheco is more likely than McCaffrey to have a big game.
Likewise, if you are predicting a 49ers victory, consider OVERs on guys like McCaffrey, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel, and definitely do not bet Mahomes for MVP!
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Super Bowl prop betting tip #3: Tread lightly with SGPs
With the above section on correlated bets being said, be wary of the same game parlays offered by sportsbooks. These multi-leg bets are priced hugely in the house’s advantage, and this is why they offer them so readily.
It’s easy to be lured in by the hefty potential payouts of SGPs, but these bets are immensely profitable for the books – otherwise, they wouldn’t be promoting them to the extent they do.
If you’d like to sprinkle a few dollars on a (correlated!) SGP for a chance at a small payout, have at it. But, please, tread lightly and risk only a small percentage of your bankroll on these wagers.
Which brings us to ….
Super Bowl prop betting tip #4: Have a bankroll and stick to it!
Betting on sports can and should be fun. If you get in over your head and lose more money than you can afford, however, it ceases to be pretty quickly.
So, go into Super Bowl Sunday with a certain amount of money you’re comfortable risking. You likely won’t lose it all, and you may even win a few bucks, but keep in mind, every dollar you put in play is at risk of being scooped up by the sportsbook.
Everyone has their own risk level. Decide what yours is for Sunday and have fun cheering on our bets!
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