Laying down a few dollars on who will with the 51st Super Bowl in Houston, Texas next month is pretty common. The “Big Game” is the single most wagered sporting event of the year. You can get a jump on the fun by registering for an account at Covers.com, where you can study all the football odds attached to dozens of potential outcomes.
You can always keep it simple, betting the point spread using the football odds set by the Vegas insiders, you can also bet on a variety of prop bets, some attached to the performance of individual players. Here are some ways to add some serious excitement to your Super Bowl experience us player prop bets.
One prop bet that people enjoy is also one of the simplest side wagers to understand. You can choose from a list of offensive players from either the Atlanta Falcons, or the New England Patriots. There are wagers on whether any individual player will score a touchdown, or not. Picks can range from the simple, “yes they will score, or no they will not score at all”, to determining if a player may score more than once. Another pretty easy player bet is predicting how many touchdowns either Matt Ryan, or Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw.
Get Your Kicks out of the Kickers
Another hugely successful prop bet for every Super Bowl game surrounds the kickers. With two of the games most accurate legs testing their accuracy in Houston, the kicking game is a nice place to test your football knowledge placing some prop bets. You can keep this simple also, removing both Matt Bryant and Stephen Gostkowski from the equation. Wagers can be made on the longest field goal, the first field goal, or even which team’s kicker misses his first try, regardless of who is attempting to split the uprights. Since both Bryant and Gostkowski are two of the most accurate kickers in the NFL, plus they have been known to nail long field goal attempts, you might want to consider wagering on this individual player piece of the game.
Touchdowns and field goals are the two prevalent ways that points will be put on the scoreboard in the 51st Super Bowl. Making a gamble on which team will beat the football odds is one way to wager, but consider adding a little spice, getting in on a little of the individual player prop bets.