Super Bowl LIII-Playing the Popular Props

With each Super Bowl comes a level of excitement for the NFL bettor. As fans we want our team to make it to the big dance but unfortunately that doesn’t often happen. Unless of course, you are a Patriots fan! If you happen to be a Patriots fan, then you are one of the lucky ones because this is Tom Brady’s 9th. Count them, 9! That’s a pile of Super Bowls and the even better news for Pats fans is the five wins. Brady has proven himself to arguably be the best quarterback to have ever played this game and he is going for number 6.


NFL Team Props – Betting for profit


What every fan wants to know is “how to bet”. There are literally dozens and dozens of ways in which to bet this contest and many folks feel as if they need to be a handicapper or have some kind of inside information. Now, let’s be honest, handicapping the game certainly goes a very long ways towards winning and if you are betting blind; that almost never works out. Do yourself a favor and don’t bet blind, come into this affair well-armed.


America’s Bookie, you’ll find a sportsbook that has a nice list of props that you can bet on


Betting the many props that are available from your online bookie is not only a fun and exciting way to go, it can be a huge money-maker. If you are tired of losing on the spread, money line or totals, then look to the great prop lines this year. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular proposition bets that are available.


  • Team to score first—This is a great one and this year the line is set at Patriots -120, now remember, any line can change so be sure to check with your favorite bookie for the latest odds and/or line movement. The Rams are -110. Who does score first? Typically, the Patriots are a slow starting team and they often are trailing at half time. This is certainly something to think about when betting on this prop. No matter who you chose, the one thing for sure, it’s going to make the first few minutes a very worthy watch.


  • Time of first score—This is a fun bet that goes hand in hand with the “team to score first”. If you play your cards right, you can kill two birds with one stone and win both bets in one shot. This bet is a yes or no. You will have the option to bet yes, there will be a score within the first five minutes, or no there will not be a score within the first five minutes. Any score counts so make your pick count. Yes +115, No -145.


  • First score of the game—How will it be scored? The first score is a TD, -180, any other score, +150. Plus 150 on any other score is a fantastic number and very attainable. There could easily be a field goal or even a safety for that matter.


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These are a few of the popular prop bets that will be available for you to bet on. There are dozens and dozens more and you certainly have your pick from team props to player props and special props, such as special teams and defense, even the distance of field goals and the longest touchdown and longest rushing touchdown.

First and foremost, have fun. Make the Super Bowl something besides rooting for one side. That’s nerve racking. Live a little, put yourself in a position to win a stock pile of money. The Super Bowl only comes around once a year, make the most of it with prop bets.


Super Bowl 47 MVP Contenders and Preview

There is no more popular yearly Super Bowl proposition bet for sports handicappers than the Super Bowl MVP. Frankly, Super Bowl XLVII offers little opportunity to bicker with the oddsmakers.

Here is a look at the contenders and a couple of strong dark horses.

Colin Kaepernick (49ers) +140: Journeyman Larry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys tops the list of winners who did something out of the ordinary to win the MVP. His two interceptions, the second in which was thrown directly to him, propelled him to win the award.

Kaepernick’s running ability gives him the perfect opportunity to shine as a multi-weapon threat. The Ravens faced the option only once all year allowing the Redskins to gain 93 yards rushing on 15 carries out of the option.

Joe Flacco (Ravens) +200: While Peyton Manning is the poster child for a great regular season QB who falters in big games, Flacco is the polar opposite, turning into Superman in the postseason. He has eight touchdowns and no interceptions in this year’s playoffs.

All six previous QBs who threw at least eight touchdowns sans an interception have won the Super Bowl MVP.

Ray Lewis (Ravens) +600: Perhaps the all-time sentimental choice. Keep in mind that fans now account for 80 percent of the vote making the unbearable hype about this being Lewis’ final game quite substantial in prognosticating who will win the MVP.

Frank Gore (49ers) +600: I’d have Gore as a longer shot, but if the Ravens game plan revolves around stopping Kaepernick, no question Gore has the ability to make Baltimore pay.

Michael Crabtree (49ers) +1000: In nine games since the QB switch, Crabtree has 7 TDs and 771 yards receiving. He is very tempting at 10-1.

Ray Rice (Ravens) +1000: Because Rice plays such a physical style, he will benefit greatly from the two weeks off. However, the Niners are stout against the run.

Two strong long shots come from the defensive side of the ball:

Justin Smith (49ers) +2500: The two weeks off will greatly benefit the pass rushing of a star player who has been slowed by a triceps injury. He has already played well against the run and in a low scoring 49ers victory he could easily add his name to the short list of defensive winners.

Ed Reed (Ravens) +2500: Though Reed plays a less aggressive style than he did in the past, he is a star at jumping routes. Colin Kaepernick is starting just his 10th game on the biggest stage. Reed will likely follow Michael Crabtree around and will be licking his chops at a chance to exploit the inexperience of San Fran’s signal caller.

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