When it comes to betting on sporting events there is nothing bigger than the Super Bowl. Not only do sportsbooks offer the standard spread and total wagers, you can also throw down on hundreds of proposition bets from before the game starts until after it ends. Wagers on whether or not the National Anthem goes over a certain time are being accepted and also on what color liquid the winning coach gets doused with. As far as in-game props go there are plenty for quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, including a few head-to-head props. With billions of dollars wagered on the Big Game oddsmakers have gotten creative over the years with the bar inching higher every year.
Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will air live on CBS at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.
Super Bowl LV Proposition Betting
The Super Bowl is the biggest spectacle in sports and much like the game has evolved over the years, so has the ability to gamble on it. Prop bets are a fun way to stay engaged even if you don’t have a horse in the race and BookMaker.eu offers up hundreds of prop options for the casual fan as well as the die-hards. The amount of money wagered on the Super Bowl is not counted in millions rather it’s counted in billions. And the prop bets have plenty to do with that, giving folks all kinds of opportunities to wager on something other than the spread and total. Once the game begins it’s all about the players. At least you can do some research and have a better informed wager rather than flipping a coin to pick heads or tails on the outcome of the coin flip. Let’s have a look at a few props available.
Patrick Mahomes Longest Pass Completion
Over 39.5 yards ( -152 )
Under 39.5 yards ( +121 )
This prop is based more on the athletic ability of Kansas City’s receivers than anything. And since the Chiefs have speedster Tyreek Hill the OVER is the favorite among oddsmakers. Mahomes had a 71-yard completion to Hill in the AFC Championship game on a play where Hill did all the work by outmaneuvering defenders and running past them. Mahomes also had a 42-yard completion to Mecole Hardman in the divisional round against Cleveland. Mahomes has the arm strength to air it out but will likely be hindered by an offensive line that’s missing its two starting tackles. And I expect the Bucs to be focused on not letting Hill get behind them so I’m taking the plus-odds and betting the UNDER on this prop.
Tom Brady Total Pass Completions
Over 25.5 ( -119 )
Under 25.5 ( -111 )
It seems like you can’t have a Super Bowl without Tom Brady. Making his 10th appearance, Brady has completed more than 25 passes in six of his previous nine trips. However, in this postseason his highest number of completions is 22 and he’s completing only 55 percent of his throws. He did complete 25 or more passes in half of his 16 regular season starts, including 27 against the Chiefs in Week 12. Many of those completions came in the second half after the Bucs got behind and had to play catch up. And that’s where the props become nerve-wracking since how the game plays out will determine exactly what happens. I can see Brady completing a higher percentage of his passes and I anticipate a number of throws on both sides since the running games aren’t a big part of either offense.
Tyreek Hill Total Receiving Yards
Over 94.5 ( -102 )
Under 94.5 ( -130 )
If the quarterbacks are dealing that means someone’s racking up the yards on the other end. In the case of the Chiefs Hill is a good bet to be on the receiving end. It’s hard to ignore his Week 12 performance against the Bucs when he totaled 269 yards on 13 receptions, but that was more the exception than the norm over the season. He topped 94 yards five times during the regular season, but he’s been a force during the playoffs with over 100 receiving yards in both games. And Hill’s ability to avoid tacklers then run away from them makes taking the OVER an enticing play. The presence of Travis Kelce, the emergence of Mecole Hardman and the possible return of Sammy Watkins will all eat into Hill’s yards, and you can bet the Bucs will focus on not letting the shifty receiver bust loose. It comes at a price, but I have to go with the UNDER on this prop.
These are just a few of the hundreds of prop bets available at BookMaker.eu. Take a look at the prop bet menu on the website and do your best to win some coin on Super Sunday.