This game is special.
In case you forgot, the excitement surrounding the Super Bowl puts Pennsylvania sportsbooks on overdrive and the average bettor into a frenzy.
There are wagers on coaches challenges and trick plays. And five different categories for the coin toss. In some states (not PA), bettors can wager on the national anthem and the color of gatorade poured on the winning coach.
Prop bets play a big part in most games during the regular season.
But on Super Bowl Sunday, they take center stage. Sportsbooks add props for every moment of the game, giving bettors an endless stream of options.
First touchdown scorer. And the last one. Completions. Yardage. Catches. Kicks. Safeties. Penalties.
There are so many possibilities, even the most determined bettor can’t hit them all. In this week’s installment of Penn Sportsbooks‘ Pick Play, we’ll cover all the Super Bowl props as best we can to get you ready for the big game.
Heads or tails? Prop bets begin with the coin toss
Before the game even begins, bettors have a chance to add some winning wagers to their bankroll.
Some places have over/unders on the national anthem. And FanDuel Sportsbook has an assortment of choices for the coin toss.
Heads or tails both carry -103 odds at press time. Wagers are also available on the coin toss result, the coin toss winner and whether or not the same team wins the coin toss and the game. And lastly, there are parlay odds on each specific team to win the coin toss and the game.
Brady or Mahomes? Matchups within the matchup
Once the game starts, the prop bets veer a little more toward actual football. FanDuel has a separate tab for Super Bowl props and separates them even further by position, helping you to easily locate the prop you prefer.
Who gets more yardage? Brady (+120) or Mahomes (-155)? Chris Godwin (+135) or Tyreek Hill (-175)? Ronald Jones (-150) or Clyde Edwards-Helaire (+115)? All of those are actual options, but they’re only the beginning.
There are even options for wagering on defense. Instead of betting on the game’s first touchdown scorer (a pretty popular bet), you could always wager on who records the game’s first sack.
At press time, Frank Clark is +500. Shaq Barrett is +550 and Jason Pierre-Paul is +650. Prices are also available on several other defensive players.
Don’t forget the kicking game either. The Super Bowl has prop bets on punts!
Another fun option is to consider the game’s kickers.
This category also provides an early option, with the first kickoff being a touchback priced at -310. “No” has +230 odds.
In a match bet for most kicking points, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has a price of -120. Tampa Bay kicker Ryan Succop has +100 odds. There are also wagers available on punts, PATs and practically every other kicking result you could imagine.
And just in case that’s not enough, FanDuel Sportsbook has also boosted a few props that might warrant your attention.
- A Tampa Bay touchdown as the first scoring play has been boosted from +200 to +240.
- Patrick Mahomes to throw for 300+ yards and 3+ passing touchdowns has been raised to +190 (from +150)
- Over 13.5 points scored in the first quarter has been boosted from +120 to +140.
Super Bowl means prop bets for everything
So thanks to the Super Bowl and the offerings at PA sports betting apps, there are plenty of options for Super Bowl LV, no matter what stage of the game, what category, or what position you want to wager on.
Put simply, there are prop bets for everything.
Because this game is special.
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