There’s no bigger sporting spectacle in the world than the NFL’s Super bowl and the proof is in the more than $1Billion in wagers placed annually. Last year Las Vegas reported a record $119 million in wagers alone, and there’s no reason to believe this year will be any different, especially given the quality of both teams involved.
The proposition betting market for the Super bowl brings out even the most casual of sports bettors as there are some pretty dubious betting options available. From the more conventional bets such as overall player performances (ie. Julio Jones receiving yards over/under 94.5 & LeGarrette Blount over/under 60.5 rushing yards) to the slightly more obscure (ie. ‘the first field goal miss will be wide right’), there is something for absolutely everyone.
Here’s an example of some of the more unique and compelling Super bowl prop bets at Bet365 Sportsbook
Coin toss result; will it be heads…or tails? Either option pays you 1.95 in what has come to become one of the more popular prop bets around.
First turnover of the game; This is a very interesting bet considering how great both teams have been offensively all season. An interception from either quarterback is paying 1.72 while a fumble is paying slightly more as it comes in at 2.25 odds. If neither team commits a turnover in the game then you’re looking at a cool 11-1 odds on your money!
Time of first score; The way this bet works is quite simple; if the first score of the game happens on or before the five minute mark it pays 2.10 odds. If the first score happens in under 5:00 minutes then it pays 1.66.
Team to score the longest; This wager is as simple as it sounds. If the New England Patriots score the longest touchdown it pays 1.80 odds, however if the Falcons score the longest they pay slightly better at 1.90 odds. This is an interesting bet considering there’s more value on the Falcons to put up a bigger score even though they have the decided edge as home run hitters at each offensive position.
For a complete list of the Super bowl proposition bets available for next week’s big game, be sure to check out Bet365 Canada. It’s never too late to take advantage of some of the most unique and intriguing ‘what if’ bets online.