Finally, it’s Super Bowl week. The big game comes with one of the largest weeks of sports gambling. You have the normal people betting on which team will win. But now the Super Bowl comes with various prop bets that people can wager money on.
You can place a bet on the temperature at kickoff to the color of Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach. Here are a couple of bets to investigate if you are interested in spicing up your game day experience:
First offensive play of the game
When considering these two teams you would assume that they pass first. But looking into the numbers, you see that the Chiefs have run the ball 13 of 18 first play of the game and the Bucs 11 of 19 times.
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Will there be a two-point conversion attempt?
This may be a good start to your prop betting. In eight of the last eleven Super Bowls, a team has attempted a two-point conversion. This season both teams attempted two attempts each. The Chiefs were successful in both, and the Buccaneers not so lucky as both were failed attempts for them.
Will there be a missed extra point?
Since the NFL moved the extra point back, the success rate has fallen to 93.8 percent; both kickers in this game are below that mark. Tampa Bay kicker Ryan Succop is at 92 percent and Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker is at a 90 percent rate.
Will Patrick Mahomes throw an interception?
Mahomes is one of the most accurate passers on 2020, and he has not thrown an interception during this year’s playoffs.
Will there be a successful fourth-down conversion?
In the past three years, the Chiefs have converted a fourth-down opportunity in 49 percent of games. In the playoffs, that jump to 71 percent of games. The Bucs has converted in eight games in the regular season, and this postseason has converted at least once in both games played.
Longest accepted penalty (yards)
Under 19.5 yards -110
Over 19.5 yards +110
To get a penalty of 20 yards or more would be pass interference. In betting the over, you are banking on a long pass downfield and the defender interfering with the receiver. The Bucs have only been flagged eight times for pass interference this season.
Will Either team score in the lat 3 ½ minutes?
The last six Super Bowls have been decided by less an 8.8 points and have seen a score in the final minutes of the game.
Keep in mind that I am not a sport handy caper or a professional gambler. I reviewed some of the prop bets and looked at each team’s statistics to see which bet may be favorable. Good luck during this Super Bowl; I hope if you place a bet you win or if you have squares that your numbers hit. If not, sit back and enjoy the big game, and let’s see who will be the Super Bowl Champion this season.
If you have a gambling problem, please seek help.