Super Bowl 2019 Props Extravaganza: Here’s What You Can Bet And Where To Find The Best Odds

Posted By Juan Carlos Blanco on February 1, 2019 - Last Updated on April 14, 2019
Super Bowl Props

A great deal of mainstream media coverage of betting action on the Super Bowl will focus on popular bet types such as the point spread and moneyline. However, as seasoned bettors well know, there are infinitely more wagers can be placed on The Big Game.

The most common are naturally proposition bets, commonly known as “props”. For the uninitiated, props are simply wagers that can be placed on a specific in-game occurrence that has a binary outcome. Props are typically available at sportsbooks at an individual player, team, or game level.

Prop bets give those placing them significantly more vested interest in a game as it unfolds. Unlike end-of-game wagers based on a point spread, moneyline or projected total, prop bets are settled before the final gun goes off. The higher degree of potential accelerated gratification (or disappointment) they offer and their straightforward nature make them significantly popular as “side bets.”

As with other wagers, payouts depend on the odds assigned. With some props encompassing rather improbable events or players, favorable odds that leave the sportsbook with plenty of exposure can be common.

For example, a wager on whether the first score of the game will be a safety, whether there will be a blocked punt by either team in the game, or whether Tom Brady will score a rushing touchdown all qualify as unlikely occurrences to a varying degree. Given their low probability, these prop bets will fetch you some very favorable odds.

Examples of common football-based prop bets

In football, some of the more common props include:

  • What team will be the first to score
  • What the winning margin of victory for either team might be
  • What type of scoring play will lead to the game’s first points
  • What teams will be in the lead at the end of any of the first three quarters
  • What the total amount of points in the first or second half will be
  • What player will be the first to score any points in the game
  • What player will be the first to score a touchdown
  • Whether a quarterback will throw for under or over a certain amount of yards
  • Whether a running back will rush for under or over a certain amount of yards
  • Whether a receiver will accumulate over or under a certain amount of receiving yards
  • What player will be named the game’s MVP

Naturally, that list is far from comprehensive, especially when it comes to an event such as the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl props breakdown

Brett Collson, Matt Brown and Matt Perrault look at the various offerings at the sportsbooks in New Jersey and offer some of their favorite wagers ahead of Sunday’s game.

A prop smorgasbord on Super Bowl Sunday

As pointed out in the video, New Jersey sportsbooks have hundreds of Super Bowl LIII props available for bettors. The following is a look at the 10 most popular props at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Thursday afternoon, along with some of the favorite options on FanDuel Sportsbook, Caesars and BetStars.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Coin Toss Outcome

  • Heads (-103)
  • Tails (-103)

Super Bowl MVP

  • Tom Brady (+110)
  • Jared Goff (+200)
  • Todd Gurley (+1200)
  • Aaron Donald (+1400)
  • Sonty Michel (+1600)
  • C.J. Anderson (+2200)
  • Julian Edelman (+2800)
  • James White (+2800)
  • See full odds here

First TD Scored

  • Sony Michel  +600
  • Todd Gurley +700
  • Julian Edelman +750
  • Robert Woods +850
  • C.J. Anderson +900
  • Brandin Cooks +1000
  • James White +1000
  • Rob Gronkowski  +1110

Highest Scoring Half

  • 2nd Half (-120)
  • 1st Half (+100)
  • Tie (+2200)

Player To Score First TD

  • Sony Michel (+600)
  • Todd Gurley (+700)
  • Julian Edelman (+750)
  • Robert Woods (+850)
  • Brandin Cooks (+1000)
  • Rob Gronkoswki (+1000)
  • James White (+1000)
  • Rex Burkhead (+1000)
  • C.J. Anderson (+1100)

James White Receptions

  • Over 5.5 (-148)
  • Under 5.5 (+112)

James White Receiving Yards

  • Over 51.5 (-115)
  • Under 51.5 (-115)

Either Team To Score 2-Point Conversion

  • Yes (+210)
  • No (-278)

Game Goes To Overtime

  • Yes (+900)
  • No (-2000)

FanDuel Sportsbook

Total Rushing Yards in Game

  • Over 213.5 (-115)
  • Under 213.5 (-115)

Halftime Leader/Game Winner (not incl. overtime)

  • Patriots-Patriots  (+140)
  • Patriots-Rams (+800)
  • Patriots – Tie (+2700)

Winning Margin

  • Patriots  1-6 points (+350)
  • Patriots 7-12 points (+500)
  • Patriots 13-18 points (+850)
  • Rams 1-6 points (+360)
  • Rams 7-12 points (+600)
  • Rams 13-18 points (+1000)

First Quarter Total

  • Under 27.5 (-110)
  • Over 27.5 (-110) 

Both to Score TD

  • Sony Michel + Todd Gurley (+225)
  • Todd Gurley + C.J. Anderson (+250)
  • Sony Michel + Brandin Cooks (+275)

Player Prop Parlays

  • Tom Brady to throw for 300+ yards/ Patriots to win (+225)
  • Tom Brady to complete 28 + passes/ Patriots to win (+260)
  • Tom Brady to throw 3+ touchdowns/Patriots to win (+280)
  • Jared Goff to throw for 300+ yards/ Rams to win (+330)
  • Todd Gurley to rush for 75+ yards/ Rams to win (+340)
  • C.J. Anderson to rush for 50+ yards/Rams to win (+290)

Caesars Sportsbook

Total INTs thrown

  • Over 1.5 (+120)
  • Under 1.5 (-140)

First Team to Score

  • Rams (-105)
  • Patriots (-115)

First Turnover

  • Interception (-140)
  • Fumble (+120)

Team to Make First Field Goal

  • Patriots (-110)
  • Rams (-110)

First Scoring Play

  • Patriots Field Goal +400
  • Patriots Touchdown Pass  +250
  • Patriots Touchdown Run +500
  • Patriots Other Touchdown +2500
  • Patriots Safety +5000
  • Rams Field Goal +400
  • Rams Touchdown Pass  +300
  • Rams Touchdown Run +500
  • Rams Other Touchdown +2500
  • Rams Safety +5000

Last Scoring Play

  • Patriots Field Goal +400
  • Patriots Touchdown Pass +250
  • Patriots Touchdown Run +500
  • Patriots Other Touchdown +2500
  • Rams Field Goal +400
  • Rams Touchdown Pass +300
  • Rams Touchdown Run +500
  • Rams Other Touchdown +2500
  • Rams Safety +5000

First TD Scorer for Rams

  • Todd Gurley +300
  • CJ Anderson +350
  • Brandin Cooks +400
  • Robert Woods +500
  • Josh Reynolds +700
  • Tyler Higbee +1000
  • Gerald Everett +1200
  • Jared Goff +2500

First TD Scorer for Patriots

  • Sony Michel +300
  • Julian Edelman +400
  • Rob Gronkowski +450
  • James White +550
  • Rex Burkhead +800
  • Chris Hogan +600
  • Phillip Dorsett +1500
  • Cordarrelle Patterson +2000
  • Tom Brady +2500

BetStars

Total Touchdowns

  • Over 5.5-  2/5
  • Over 6.5- 17/20
  • Over 7.5- 7/4
  • Under 5.5- 2/5
  • Under 6.5- 17/20
  • Under 7.5- 7/4

Total Successful Field Goals 

  • Over 2.5- 1/3
  • Over 3.5- 19/20
  • Over 4.5- 11/5
  • Under 2.5- 21/10
  • Under 3.5- 3/4
  • Under 4.5- 4/11

Team to Make Longest Field Goal

  • Rams- 5/6
  • Patriots- 10/11

Shortest Touchdown

  • Under 1.5 yards- 7/10
  • Over 1.5 yards- 21/20

Team to Score Last

  • Patriots- 8/11
  • Rams- 1/1

Team to Score In Every Quarter

  • Rams No- 1/3
  • Rams Yes- 19/10
  • Patriots No- 11/20
  • Patriots Yes- 27/20

Two or More Touchdowns

  • Sony Michel- 12/5
  • Todd Gurley- 10/3
  • C.J. Anderson- 17/4
  • Robert Woods- 11/2
  • Julian Edelman- 6/1
  • Brandin Cooks- 6/1
  • Rob Gronkowski- 17/1
  • James White- 15/2

Completions

  • Tom Brady- Under 25.5 (17/20)
  • Tom Brady- Over 25.5 (17/20)
  • Jared Goff- Under 25.5 (17/20)
  • Jared Goff- Over 25.5 (17/20)

Receiving Yards

  • Julian Edelman- Under 87.5 yards- 3/4
  • Brandin Cooks- Under 72.5 yards- 17/20
  • Robert Woods- Over 71.5 yards- 17/20
  • Rob Gronkowski- Over 47.5 yards- 17/20
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Juan Carlos Blanco has served as a freelance writer for a wide variety of online publications and websites, with an intensive focus on fantasy sports. Juan has provided analysis and comprehensive coverage of the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, AAF and AFL while also reporting on news and developments in the daily fantasy sports and online gaming industries.

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