Super Bowl Sunday is here and that means it’s time to make some ridiculous bets on things that have nothing to do with the game itself. Continuing our tradition of the last few years, here is USAbetting’s special Super Bowl Prop Bet edition.
If you are looking for our full preview, predictions and pick on who will win Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, click here.
When it comes to Super Bowl props, there is no shortage of options to bet on with the Super Bowl betting sites and that’s no joke. Bovada alone lists over 200. Some of these are related to the game itself such as which quarterback will have more yards, which team will score first, will the team that wins the coin toss defer or receive, will there be a missed field goal, what will the score be after the first, second and third quarters. The list goes on.
There are also of course, the more amusing prop bets. How long will the anthem go, what color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach, how many times will Joe Montana, former QB for both the Chiefs and Niners, be shown/mentioned during the FOX broadcast. There are also the cross-sport betting options. Make no mistake, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sports betting day of the year.
Here’s just a brief look at some of the hundreds of props you can place your money on this year, all courtesy of Bovada.
Age of the Puppy Bowl XVI MVP
Honestly, the fact that there are prop bets for the Puppy Bowl might be the greatest thing about Super Bowl Sunday. Airing earlier in the day, the Puppy Bowl is in its 16th year and for that time, the event has led to no shortage of adoptable puppies finding new homes. It’s a fun hour of television as well if you are into puppies, and let’s be real, who isn’t? There are six Puppy Bowl props this year including this one. As these dogs are normally pretty young, go with the under 17.5 weeks option here (-170).
Devin Booker Points on 2/2/20 vs Patrick Mahomes Rushing Yards
Cross-sport props are fun. They often have no connection but they are always interesting to try and figure out. Devin Booker averages 27.1 points for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. A high volume shooter, Booker has scored over 30 points in six of his last nine games. Patrick Mahomes is a great mobile quarterback who is known for his ability to escape the pocket and make plays out of nothing. During the regular season, Mahomes only topped the 30-yard mark three times, but in the postseason, he’s put up back-to-back games of 53 yards on the ground. Take Mahomes in this one (-150).
Distance of Longest Penalty in the Game
There are stats for everything these days and one you can use to help you with this prop is looking at NFL penalty yards per game. Highly disciplined but also highly aggressive units, it’s no surprise to see both the Chiefs and Niners in the upper-half of the pack here. San Francisco committed penalties resulting in an average of 54.8 yards per game and the Chiefs averaged 62.6. Over their last three games, both teams are well under those marks, with KC averaging just 45.7 penalty yards and SF just 35.
So, you might be wondering, how do these numbers impact the prop? Set at an over/under of 15.5, this prop is mostly affected by calls of pass interference as those are one of the few spot fouls left in the NFL. During the regular season, San Francisco committed just 10 total defensive pass interferences and it was just nine for Kansas City. Things can get testy in the playoffs but things can also get tighter as teams look to limit mistakes. Take the under on 15.5 yards for a single penalty (+175).
What Color Gatorade will be poured on the Winning Coach?
When it comes to sports betting, you can pore over all the stats, all the numbers, all the analysis and you should to some extent. The more informed you are, the more likely you stand to win some money. When it comes to which color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach, yes, you can in fact go into that bet with a little bit of insight as crazy as it seems.
Considered one of the most popular Super Bowl props along with the coin toss and anthem time, the Gatorade bath has been something seen almost every year since Super Bowl 35. So which color is the favorite in 2020? That would be purple (-150), a color that has only been seen in an SB win twice. Orange has been the most popular but this year, it’s only +800. Sitting at second favorite is red, a color that has never served as the liquid bath. There’s a first time for everything though right? After all, both the Chiefs and Niners have red in their uniforms. We are going with a first-time winner here. Take the R in ROY G BIV to take it home (+350).
Perhaps the most tried and true prop is the one that focuses on which player will be the MVP. There are several great names at the top of the board, but interestingly enough, only one of them is a Chiefs player.
Of course, it’s a Chiefs player that should surprise no one. With the best odds to win the MVP sits Patrick Mahomes (+115). It’s easy to see why. Kansas City is a team that is successful because of its offense and that offense runs through Mahomes. If Kansas City wins, Mahomes is going to be the reason why. We are backing the Chiefs so we’re sticking with Mahomes here.
A flyer on Travis Kelce +1600 could pay off if the game is decided on a late touchdown. If your money is with San Fran, consider one of the other top-five options.
Jimmy Garoppolo (+275) is likely to manage the game and with how their offense is run, he probably won’t make many mistakes. That said, he threw the ball just eight times last week and that’s not going to win you an MVP. For a team that is defensive dominated it is a little odd to just see one player with top-five odds, but Nick Bosa’s value (+1600) is also worth keeping an eye on. If it were up to us, we’d put our Niners’ money on George Kittle (+1000). In our SB preview, we noted that Kittle could be an X Factor for a 49ers win. If that’s the case, MVP money could be had on the tight end.
Marilee writes on NFL, MLB, NBA & tennis for USA Betting. Another area of her sporting journalistic expertise is pro wrestling. A native of Philadelphia and a big Eagles fan, she has been a sports writer for many major websites including Bleacher Report and Rant Sports. She started her journalistic career early, as sports editor for her college newspaper.