We all know the Bengals will battle the Rams at SoFi Stadium on February 13th in Super Bowl LVI but what some might not know is that there is more to betting on the big game than just the point spread and the total.
Let’s look at some of the more interesting prop bets being offered by some of the best online sportsbooks like Caesars Sportsbook.
“The Super Bowl is all about super-serving fans and sports bettors of all types,” Ken Fuchs, head of sports at Caesars Digital, said in a press release. “In addition to taking the biggest bets on the biggest markets, Caesars has been a trendsetter in creating props that resonate and generate a lot of fun for bettors.”
The prevailing NFL odds are Rams -4 ½ with an over/under of 48 ½ but let’s check out some props from several online sportsbooks that could bring home the cash in our Super Bowl 56 picks!
What will be mentioned first? (Excludes commercials)
- Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl: (-180)
- Tom Brady’s Age (+140)
Tom Brady has seven Super Bowl championship rings to his name and has been in the big game a whopping 10 times. And as compelling as that is, he won his last Super Bowl with a brand-new team at the age of 43 and was 44 when he played his final season in the league he dominated like no other.
When we think of Tom Brady, the first thing that comes to mind is how he played this year at an MVP caliber level, and at an age when most men are thinking twice about playing a casual game of tennis.
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The natural comparison is the 25-year-old Joe Burrow lining up under center in the Super Bowl when Brady did exactly that at 43 only a year ago. The dichotomy is startling and should be low-hanging fruit for the broadcasters to pick for their vast audience on Sunday.
Free NFL Prop Pick: Tom Brady’s Age (+140) at BetMGM
Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his postgame interview?
- Teammates (-150)
- Coach (+1400)
- God / Jesus (+210)
- Owner (+1600)
- City (+650)
- Family Member(s) (+550)
- None of the above (+1400)
When betting prop bets it is important to have a mental storyline of the game, as you see it, and how it will ultimately unfold. The Rams are 4 ½ point favorites and their relentless pass rush should give young Joe Burrow plenty to think about.
That is the big advantage Los Angeles has working in its favor because both offenses are capable of scoring early and often.
Winning and covering the spread are two different things but because only one player from the losing team has ever won the Super Bowl – Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley of the Doomsday Defense back in Super Bowl V – we can assume the MVP will be on the winning side.
Assuming the Rams prevail, the most likely to win the MVP would be their quarterback, Matthew Stafford, who is the favorite to win the award according to the consensus odds of about +120.
And what little we know of Stafford is that he is said to have a deep connection to his family and friends. He eschews the limelight and is said to be a very grounded and private person.
And with that said, +550 looks like a handsome reward for connecting the dots on this prop.
Free NFL Prop Pick: Family Member(s) (+550) at FanDuel
Time To Sing National Anthem
- Over 95 seconds (-130)
- Under 95 seconds (-110)
Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl is a highly-coveted gig. Therefore, it’s not surprising that artists often stretch it to ridiculous lengths in order to bask just a little bit longer in a spotlight in front of the largest audience for which they will ever perform.
Country artist Mickey Guyton will do the honors this year and you would have to go back to 2012 to find the last rendition sung in under 95 seconds. That year, Kelly Clarkson belted out the Star-Spangled Banner in 94 seconds while the duo of Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church took 137 seconds to get it done last year.
Let’s go over with this one. And remember to check back for more betting strategy at the OddsTrader blog. Happy betting!
NFL Prop Pick: Over 95 Seconds (-130) at Bet365