Betting on Super Bowl Props

While betting on NFL props is big in the regular season, it doesn’t hold a candle to Super Bowl props. For the big game, you can bet on everything from the opening coin toss to the color of Gatorade the winning team will dump on its coach.

That, of course, includes traditional NFL prop bets, such as which team will score the first TD, who will lead at halftime, and which player will catch the first pass, among hundreds of others.

Below find all the Super Bowl prop bets you’ll find at legal California online sportsbooks once they’re licensed and regulated.

Best sportsbooks for Super Bowl props

Here are a few of the best sportsbook apps available for betting Super Bowl props online and what they offer.

1. DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings offers a reputable online sportsbook with really big bonuses for new and current users. It has a user-friendly app interface that makes finding and making prop bets very easy. Some of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app:

  • MVP award winner.
  • Most rushing yards.
  • Over 2.5 players to attempt a pass.
  • Coin toss outcome.
  • First scoring play.

2. FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel’s sportsbook has been in operation since 2018 and has quickly become a top choice in legal states thanks to its varied bonuses and promotions and fast deposit and withdrawal options. The sportsbook also features state-specific promotions and bonuses and offers a bonus bet of up to $150 for newcomers.

Some popular Super Bowl props at FanDuel Sportsbook California:

  • Color of Gatorade shower for winning coach.
  • First penalty flag thrown.
  • Number of sacks by a team.
  • Running back to gain 100-plus yards.

3. BetMGM Sportsbook

MGM has made its foray into the world of online sports betting and offers a user-friendly interface for its range of betting options. Like many other sportsbooks, BetMGM offers a bonus first bet as a welcome bonus to new customers.

Some popular Super Bowl betting props on the BetMGM Sportsbook app:

  • First touchdown scorer.
  • Winning margin.
  • Position of MVP.
  • Will a player score two or more TDs?
  • First-half spread.

4. Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars has really expanded its online sports betting presence, including its recent acquisition of William Hill. Backed by one of the most recognizable brands in gambling, Caesars offers some of the biggest potential bonuses for new customers.

Some of the best Super Bowl prop bets at Caesars online sportsbook include:

  • Team to commit the first penalty.
  • Defense to record the first sack.
  • Will there be a field goal in the second quarter?
  • Will either team score in the first five minutes?
  • Team that wins the coin toss to win the game.

How to sign up at an online sportsbook

Most legal online betting sites have a similar structure in place when it comes to registering for an account. Here’s an example of how to sign up at BetMGM’s sportsbook.

  1. Head to the official BetMGM website and select your state.
  2. Select the registration button in the top right and add your email, set up a user ID, and create a password for your account.
  3. Select a title, insert your full name and the last four digits of your Social Security number. Also, input your address and phone number.
  4.  Check the three boxes confirming that you are of legal age, that you accept the terms and conditions, and that all the information you’ve provided is true.
  5.  Click on “Create the Account” to finish signing up.

What Super Bowl props can you bet on?

Now that you’re registered at a sportsbook, it’s time for the real fun to begin. While each site will have a slightly different menu of prop bets for the Super Bowl, many of the most popular bets will be available across the board.

Props can range from straightforward on-field bets such as “Which team will score first?” to ones that are completely divorced from actual game play altogether, such as simple Super Bowl bets like whether the opening coin toss will be heads or tails. Here are some of the top options you can expect to come across for the big game:

List of super bowl prop bets

  • Which player will score the first touchdown?
  • Super Bowl MVP.
  • What will the first scoring play be?
  • Position of the Super Bowl MVP.
  • Winning margin.
  • First-quarter spread.
  • Halftime spread.
  • How many receptions will a specific receiver have?
  • How many rushing yards will a specific player have?
  • National anthem to take more or less time than the shortest scoring drive.
  • Color of liquid poured on winning coach.
  • Will any team score three straight times?
  • Will the coin toss be heads or tails?
  • Will there be a safety in the game?
  • Will the game go to overtime?

5 most popular Super Bowl prop bets

Although you can bet on almost anything when it comes to Super Bowl props, there are a few options that the public seems to find the most entertaining. DraftKings Sportsbook offers hundreds of prop options for the Super Bowl, but these were the five most popular for Super Bowl 55 by total bets placed.

  • MVP award winner — Patrick Mahomes: -106
  • MVP award winner — Tom Brady: +210
  • Leonard Fournette to have the most rushing yards: +175
  • First scoring play — KC Chiefs field goal: +430
  • First scoring play — TB Buccaneers field goal: +420

TD prop bets for the Super Bowl

If you’re a football fan, you probably love to watch touchdowns. Good news — there’s a prop bet for that. TD prop bets are always a fan favorite. You can wager on the scorer of the first touchdown, the scorer of the last touchdown, and everything in between. Here are some additional examples of TD prop bets at online sportsbooks:

  • Will there be a touchdown in every quarter?
  • Which team will score the first touchdown?
  • Will an offensive lineman score a touchdown?
  • Shortest touchdown — over/under one yard.
  • Longest touchdown — over/under 52 yards.

SB Player props

A variety of players will be available to wager on during the Super Bowl, and that includes defensive players. Here are some of the Super Bowl player bets you might see:

QB props for the Super Bowl

  • Will Matthew Stafford throw a touchdown in the first quarter?
  • Will Justin Herbert score a rushing touchdown?
  • Matthew Stafford rushing yards — over/under 15.5.
  • Justin Herbert total touchdowns — over/under 3.5.

Running back props

  • Sony Michel to have the most rushing yards — yes/no.
  • Austin Ekeler total touchdowns over/under 1.5.
  • Sony Michel over/under 67.5 rushing yards.
  • Austin Ekeler over/under 100 total yards.

Wide receiver props

  • Van Jefferson over/under 45 total yards.
  • Cooper Kupp over/under 10.5 receptions.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. anytime touchdown.
  • Keenan Allen first-quarter touchdown.

Defensive player props

  • Aaron Donald over/under 1.5 sacks.
  • Jalen Ramsey anytime interception.
  • Defensive player to win MVP.

Super Bowl team props

Sometimes you just have a feeling that a certain team is going to dominate a particular aspect of the game, such as rushing yards. In those situations, you can try your hand at Super Bowl team props. Even if you haven’t followed the NFL closely, you can take a look at stat sites that will have detailed breakdowns of teams’ offensive and defensive averages in a range of categories.

There are prop bets for both sides of the ball. Here are a few of the team prop bets to look out for:

  • Which team will score first?
  • Which team will record more sacks?
  • Which team will force the most turnovers?
  • Which team will have the most receiving yards?
  • Which team will have the most rushing yards?
  • Which team will have the most rushing touchdowns?

Super Bowl crossover props

Online sportsbooks may also offer “crossover bets” that allow you to wager on some aspect of the Super Bowl compared to something else happening in sports at around the same time. For instance, you could bet on which will be higher, a specific running back’s rushing yards or a specific NBA star’s total points in a game. Or you could bet on whether a specific college basketball team will score more or fewer points in its game than the two Super Bowl teams combined.

3 Super Bowl props to avoid

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Super Bowl Sunday and let your prop betting get away from you. While it’s fun to have a range of bets on the game, there are certain Super Bowl proposition bets that you may want to avoid.

1. Will either team get a safety?

Safeties are rare in the NFL, and the odds for this bet will reflect that. While it’s okay to put a couple of bucks on “yes,” where the odds could be around +600, you should never put money on “no.” The odds will typically be around -1000, so you’d have to wager a massive amount of money to make any reasonable return on that bet.

2. What will be the result of the first coach’s challenge?

This bet is a random shot in the dark in most cases because there is no way to know the context of the challenge when you place this bet.

3. Will the coin toss be heads or tails?

There’s not much value in this 50/50 bet. At best, you’re going to win a small amount of money that may not be worth the risk.

Make your Super Bowl party a memorable one

The joy of prop bets doesn’t have to be limited to online sportsbooks. It can be fun to add another layer to your Super Bowl party by creating some prop sheets of your own and having your guests each fill out a card while placing a friendly wager or two. The person with the highest number of correct selections wins the game.

You can borrow some popular props from a sportsbook or get creative and come up with your own. Either way, it’s a fun way to entertain guests at your party.

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