Prop Bets are without doubt one of the highlights of the Super Bowl season. For the not so serious bettor, the prop bets offer an exciting chance to be a part of the Super Bowl Betting season. As they say – there is something for everyone, when it comes to the biggest event of the year. So without boring you all to death, we’ve listed below a handful of Super Bowl 51 prop bets & our picks on them.
Here are the best prop bet tips and picks for Super Bowl 50.
Note: The odds are subject to change from the time of writing this article
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The Winner of Super Bowl 51 Prediction – Atlanta Falcons Prop Bet
New England Patriots – 7/10 (Betfair)
Betting Tip: Atlanta Falcons – 11/8 (Ladbrokes)
On Sunday, the Patriots will be gunning for their 5th Super Bowl title under Coach Bill Belichick. Tom Brady will be another man who will go into Sunday with a goal of creating history, as the first quarterback to win 5 Super Bowls.
As for the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday will mark only their 2nd ever appearance in the Super Bowl. The last time they got to this stage, they ended up finishing second 2nd best after conceding a 17-3 lead in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos.
When it comes to a match-up between the best offence vs best defence, history has shown that defence usually comes out on top. Patriots are the safe bet heading into Sunday but we can see Falcons creating history with Matt Ryan leading the charge.
So the Atlanta Falcons will win the Super Bowl as our first Super Bowl 50 prop bet selection.
MVP Winner Prediction
Tom Brady – 10/11 (Paddypower)
Betting Tip: Matt Ryan – 15/8 (Sky Bet)
It’s always safe to back the quarterbacks during the Super bowl & Ryan may well cap-off his incredible season in style. 27 of the last 50 Super Bowls!
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Over/Under – Total Score Prediction
Under 58 – 19/20 (Coral)
Betting Tip: Over 58.5 – 13/12 (888 Sport)
Under 58.5 – 10/11 (Boylesports)
Since the first Super Bowl in 1967, only 9 times have the total score gone above 58. Falcons come into this game in superb scoring form, averaging 38.4 points per game over the last 5. Patriots have not been bad themselves averaging 36.5 points per game over the last 4. While it’s not a “safe” bet we would think, the total score will be on the higher side.
The Over/Under Super Bowl prop bet is one of the most selected pick for the season.
Which team will score the First touchdown Prediction
Patriots – 5/6 (Ladbrokes)
Betting Tip: Falcons – 1/1 (Boyle Sports)
No Touchdown – 500/1 (Bet Fred)
At 8/1 (Paddypower) Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount & Falcons’ Devonta Freeman are currently the joint favourites to be the 1st touchdown scorer. Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones is another favourite to be the 1st TD scorer – 17/2 (Bet Stars). The 27-year-old however is yet to score the first TD this season.
Our money though is on Devonta Freeman, the 24-year-old running back has had over 1500 total yards & 13 touchdowns in total this season. He has also been the 1st TD scorer a total of three times this season, only Patriots LeGarrette Blount who also has three 1st TDs, have more than one this season.
On a side note, the team who has scored first has gone on to win the Super Bowl in 34 of the 50 games till date.
Will the game head into Overtime Prediction
No – 1/10 (Betfair)
Betting Tip: Yes – 10/1 (Coral)
Never in the history of Super Bowl has the game ever head into Overtime. Will it happen on Sunday? We think not but the odds are too poor to bank on it.
The Coin Toss Prediction
Betting Tip: Heads – 1/1 (Sky Bet)
Tails – 1/1 (Sky Bet)
The Coin toss record over the last 50 Super Bowls stands at 26-24 in favour of tails. However it should be noted that tails came up in each of the last three Super Bowls. Another interesting fact is that the NFC representative has won 17 of the last 19 coin-tosses. Lastly, the Pats have only once won the coin-toss in Super Bowls under Bill Belichick.